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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Aspree Motor Inn Visit website

The team at Aspree is waiting to welcome you to our spacious, affordable motel with new refurbished rooms in 2011. Whether it be for yourself . . . 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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Copthorne Hotel Palmerston North

Stay in style and comfort in our Pamerston North Hotel, located in the heart of the city Located just off The Square, Copthorne Hotel Palmerston . . . 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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Viking Lodge Motel Visit website

13 spacious units, all with FREE WiFi (500 MB). We are the closest Motel to Dannevirke CBD. Walk to shops, restaurants, croquet and bowling clubs. . . . More . . . 

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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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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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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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Aubyn Court Spa Motel Visit website

**Now offering FREE unlimited WiFi and 50+ SKY channels** Are you looking for the biggest rooms with the best location and value for money in . . . 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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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 . . . 

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Destinations Motor Lodge Visit website

Nestled near the base of the Tararua Ranges and close to the Pacific coastline, Dannevirke is an ideal place from which to explore southern Hawke's . . . More . . . 

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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 . . . 

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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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