Rangitīkei: life off the beaten track

Travelling north or south along State Highway 1, it's easy to pass through Taihape, Mangaweka, Marton or Bulls unthinkingly, missing...


Enjoying beautiful views over the Rangitīkei. © Nicholas Allen

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Feilding Motel Visit website

Quiet location. 9 spacious ground-floor units, serviced daily: 1 studio sleeps 2; 5 x 1-bedroom (sleep 4), 2 x 2-bedroom (sleep 6), 1 x 2-bedroom . . . More . . . 

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Activities

New Zealand Rugby Museum

There is only one true religion round here, mate, and that’s rugby union. Read the story . . . 

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Always Inn Motel Visit website

Spend the night not a fortune. Affordable. 2km to city centre or airport, 1km to hospital. All units with shower, Sky Digital TV, microwave, fridge, . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Manawatū: off the main drag

The Manawatū is a rich and deeply characterful part of the New Zealand landscape – perfect for a road trip. Read the story . . . 

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Rose City Motel Visit website

Newly renovated and affordable Motel Accommodation in the center of Palmerston North. All units with free Ultra Fast Wi-Fi access and a Sky Decoder in . . . More . . . 

From $120
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Natural attractions

Tararua: a glimpse of prehistoric New Zealand

Home to mighty ancient forests, protected by the work of dedicated conservationists, the Tararua District is teeming with life.  Read the story . . . 

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Hotel Coachman Visit website

Hotel Coachman is nestled in the heart of Palmerston North, and is just 5 minutes from the CBD, or 10 minutes from the airport. . . . More . . . 

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Things to do

Off-the-beaten-track day walks

Explore hidden walking gems that require only a map, some sturdy footwear and a strong desire to get out there and explore.  Read the story . . . 

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Aspen Court Motel Visit website

New complex - luxury accommodation with 2 access units. Smokefree, double spa baths. King-size beds, heating/air-conditioning, electric blankets, underfloor heating, full kitchen facilities. . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Rangitīkei: life off the beaten track

The Rangitīkei River and surrounding countryside are truly exceptional. The landscape here is often rugged and always spectacular. Read the story . . . 

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From $120
Pavilion Motel & Conference Centre Visit website

17 ground-floor units - studios, 1 and 2-bedroom units all with microwave and most with spa bath. Pet-friendly. Close to Massey University, College of Education, . . . More . . . 

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Ambassador Motel Visit website

8 minutes walk to city centre, Ambassador Motel offers large, off-street parking areas with spacious grounds suitable for families, and a saltwater swimming pool. . . . More . . . 

From $99
From $95
Raceway Court Motel Visit website

20 ground-floor units (3 with spa bath) - 3 family, 7 x 1-brm, 10 studio. Licensed restaurant and bar. Conference room available for up to 30. . . . More . . . 

From $95
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Road trips

A road less travelled: on the trail of a hot lamb sandwich

Travelling from Auckland to Wellington via Taumarunui, Napier, Gisborne and Tauranga in search of an old-fashioned Kiwi treat.  Read the story . . . 

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