Search Activities & Tours:

Whanganui & Manawatu Tours

Manawatu New Zealand lies halfway between Taupo and Wellington. Base yourself in Palmerston North and explore `The Country Road”, the place you come to get lost in! Four rural routes take you to hidden treasures, Gardens, cycling, pubs, and people will leave you with unforgettable memories of this unique unspoiled area. Don’t miss the Pohangina Valley Route and pop into Feilding (built in 1874) on a Friday for the famous local Farmers Market.

Experience Whanganui & Manawatu Region


  • 6,000-year-old sand dunes
  • Majestic ranges
  • Gorges, valleys, coastal plains & beaches
  • Home to New Zealand’s “most beautiful town” (Feilding)
  • Forest walks and country trails


You´ll ❤️ these great things to see & do…

  • The Country Road
  • Feilding Farmers Market
  • Explore cool places off State Highway One
  • Palmerston North Shopping Plaza
  • Indulge in a spa treatment
  • Fish and chips in Victoria Esplanade, awesome 19-hectare public gardens


 Useful Whanganui & Manawatu New Zealand Resources


Further afield you’ll find the perfect volcanic cone of Mount Taranaki (Mt Egmont) – you can get there on the “Forgotten World Highway” – unparalleled for its pioneering past and rich landscape.
While you’re in the area take a trip to Whanganui National Park and drive the scenic Whanganui River Road, a spectacular heritage trail.

The land is characterized by a beautiful climate, with mild weather in most areas and extreme conditions inland. Manawatu-Wanganui offers a wide range of adventures, from mild to wild, in its specific geography. Tourists can enjoy trekking, mountain biking, and rock climbing, among other activities. The area is also rich in ecological importance, with a large part of the land left for conservation efforts. Visitors can explore various parks, including New Zealand’s largest national park, as well as private and public gardens, such as the world-famous rose gardens of Manawatu. Unique attractions, such as the owl park and horse farm, add to the area’s charm.

Whanganui is a peaceful city located beside the Whanganui River. It’s an ideal place to live if you’re feeling overwhelmed with work and routine pressures. The city boasts numerous landmarks, including the Sarjeant Art Gallery and Cook’s Gardens. Its historic architecture is worth admiring, and the city is home to a community of talented artists. Visitors can enjoy the river adventures offered by the Whanganui River, which flows through the national park and the historic city. Manawatu – Wanganui is a must-visit destination in New Zealand.

The Best Tours & Day Trips from/in Whanganui & Manawatu

Listing view

Pouakai Crossing Tour Taranaki

The Pouakai Crossing is Taranaki's premier one-day walk. Your knowledgeable guide will help you interpret the magical surroundings, providing you with information about the park's cultural and conservation history, and the unique native birds and plants around you. The day begins low on the slopes of the mountain, walking through gnarled and twisted trees dripping with mosses and ferns. You'll witness red water oozing out of the ground along the Kokowai Stream, while your guide explains the cultural importance of this area to local Maori. As you climb higher up the mountain, you'll enjoy breathtaking views over the fragile Ahukawakawa Swamp. This unique microclimate is home to many plant species - some unusual at this altitude, and some found nowhere else in the world. If time permits, you can also take an optional side trip to the mighty Bells Falls waterfall from our lunch spot at Holly Hut. Crossing the wetland, the terrain changes as the trail climbs up th....
Read more about Pouakai Crossing Tour Taranaki


We offer you the flexibility to either choose from our existing itineraries or create your own itinerary based on your preferences, requirements, and travel dates. To begin, just get in touch with us and receive your personalized itinerary within 48 hours.

Tailor-made Tour Inquiry Form >>


You can upgrade your itinerary by taking a private car and an English-speaking driver/guide for the entire itinerary.


Looking for a personalized New Zealand tour for a group of 10 or more people? Contact us for a competitive price quote. We specialize in creating unique itineraries that inspire groups.

Group Tour Inquiry Form >>