Horowhenua: where the earth moves

Horowhenua once used to have a slogan that advertised the district as ‘the feel of real New Zealand.’


A driftwood sculpture in the Manwatū river estuary at Foxton Beach. ©Michael Treloar

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Bassingers Motor Lodge Visit website

Bassingers Motor Lodge. Affordable luxury.Situated at the north end of Levin town centre, within walking distance of shops, restaurants and takeaways. . . . 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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Panorama Motel Visit website

Enjoy your stay with us in a pleasant rural setting only a couple of minutes' drive from the hustle and bustle of Levin township. . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Horowhenua: where the earth moves

Māori called Horowhenua ‘shaking earth.’ Historically it was a wetland – the floodplains of the Manawatū River – carpeted in flax with the odd stand of podocarp forest for variety.  Read the story . . . 

Hydrabad Holiday Park Visit website

Hydrabad Holiday Park is a quiet family park at the popular Waitarere Beach. We have a swimming pool, trampolines and a play area. . . . More . . . 

Redwood Lodge Motel Visit website

'A Home Away From Home' - that's how our motel is often described to us by our guests. We pride ourselves on the comfort and . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Four fun things to do in Feilding

Crowned New Zealand's most beautiful town not just once, but 16 times, Feilding is definitely a pretty place to visit. Read the story . . . 

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Foxton Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park Visit website

Friendly Family oriented coastal camp, adjacent to Manawatu Estuary, wetland and bird watching area. 200-plus large power sites and tent sites. . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Five great days out with kids in Manawatū

Manawatū time runs nice and easy, with pretty much no traffic and lots of great things to do – ideal for a day out with the kids. Read the story . . . 

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Celtic Motel Visit website

Celtic Motel - Foxton's Quietest Accommodation Nestled amongst rural landscapes in the sunny Horowhenua township of Foxton, Celtic Motel is where comfort and friendly hospitality . . . More . . . 

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Foxton Beach Motel

Quiet location by Manawatu River bird estuary. 5min W of SH 1, 90min N of Wellington. Ideal ferry stopover. 6 ground-floor non-smoking units 3 x . . . More . . . 

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Levin Kiwi Holiday Park

We are a spacious and attractive park with a bed for all budgets. Powered and non-powered sites available, cabins and self contained units.. . . . More . . . 

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Mountain View Motel

Iconic Levin Motel with studio units and 2 bedroom cottages available with full cooking facilities. Affordable accommodation for the whole family in a rural setting. . . . More . . . 

Castletown Motel

Situated right on the kerbside of State Highway 1 at the attractive northern end of Foxton, we have 10 units in total made up of . . . More . . . 

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Nikau's On Palmer

Looking for a beach getaway with a country feel? This modern,self contained cottage will fill your needs for a romantic getaway or simple holiday with . . . More . . . 

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