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

Before New Zealand became the Land of Dairy it was Sheepville – 60 million sheep and three million humans.


On the road less travelled. © Tourism Eastland

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Safari Motel Visit website

Halfway between Wellington and Auckland, 14 fully air conditioned ground floor units allows travelers to enjoy all that you would expect in a motel. . . . More . . . 

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Campervanning: the spontaneous way to travel

If the idea of a guided tour brings you out in spots, you’ll be wanting to bring yourself to the spots you most want to see. Read the story . . . 

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Bulls Motel Visit website

On State Highway 1 south of Bulls, adjacent to the Rangitikei River, situated in rural garden setting. Excellent trout fishing and river walks. . . . More . . . 

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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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Taihape Motels Visit website

A variety of 21 units at various rates - all ensuite, 7 with tea/coffee making facilities, 14 with kitchen, including luxury, and 1 & 2-bedroom . . . More . . . 

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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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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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River Valley Adventure Lodge Visit website

Looking for an adventure, but totally confused by the amount of choice? Are you looking for an adventure operator you feel you can trust.. . . . More . . . 

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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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Coachman Motel

Located on SH 1, 2.5 hours north of the Interisland ferry terminal. 40 minutes to Turoa Skifield and 1.5 hours to Taupo.GPS and Sat Nav . . . More . . . 

Adobe Motel

8 units in quiet location 3km off SH 1 between Wanganui & Palmerston North. Tariff: studio $100, 1-brm $105 (2 persons), extra person $20.. . . . More . . . 

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