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    Conveniently located halfway between Rotorua and Wellington, the region of Manawatu combines both the charm of rural NZ with the sophisticated provincial appeal of Palmerston North city, New Zealand’s seventh largest city.

    The landscape itself sweeps majestically from the pristine solitude of the high country Ruahine and Tararua Ranges, to the scenic Manawatu Gorge, through to the coastal sands of Tangimoana and Himatangi.

    Unspoiled rivers await nature lovers, that wind their way from the ranges through fertile agricultural farmlans to the coast; principal among these is the Manawatu River, which carved the 6.4km Manawatu Gorge through the mountains. It truly is a beauty that needs to be seen to be believed. An interesting fact about Manawatu, and its river: "Manawatu" translated into Maori literally means "Heart Stood Still". "Manawatu" comes from the "Manawatu River" which runs through the region. The name originated from a Maori Chef who was on a journey. When he got to the River, the story goes that it was so wide and deep and cold that it made his breath stand still. So he called it still breath – "Manawatu River".

    Another unique feature of Manawatu is that it is home to both the Te Apiti and Tararua Wind Farms – the latter of which being the largest wind farm in the Southern Hemisphere. A drive up winding scenic roads rewards the traveller with not only spectacular views of Manawatu and bordering regions, but also with a view of the turbines up close; visitors can even stand underneath one of the soaring turbines as the 35metre long blades twirl around in the wind. An exhilarating experience to say the least.

    For the horticulturalists, The Dugald MacKenzie Rose Garden in the Victoria Esplanade Gardens is the crowning jewel of Manawatu. Intertnationally recognised as one of the world’s premier rose gardens, it hosts the New Zealand Rose Society’s International Rose trial grounds. All of this beauty is within easy reach of our Manawatu hotels, as are the many art galleries and boutique shops that the region enjoys.

    For those who are after something slightly more adrenalin focussed, Manawatu is not only home to the North Island’s highest bungy jump, but is also a great region for mountain biking and horse trekking. Also, as it is flanked by beaches on the Tasman Sea, visitors can take a blo-kart ride on the sand, or simply enjoy the largest dune field in New Zealand.

    Our range of Manawatu accommodation is conveniently located around the area to allow you to explore all that the region has to offer; whether it be adventure, culture, or simply relaxation that you are offer, Manawatu is sure to fill your needs.

    Image Credit: Destination Manawatu - Te Apiti Windfarm.

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    Hotels in Tongariro National Park (and vicinity)

    The Park Hotel, Ruapehu - Hostel/Backpacker accommodation - National Park Village Hotels

    The Park Hotel, Ruapehu - Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

    6 Millar Street, National Park Village - Map
    "Ideal location near Tongariro "
    Simple hotel with all facilities you need including spa and nice restaurant and bar
    Traveller from M
    Conveniently located near the ski slopes, this National Park Village hostel is within 16 mi (25 km) of Mangatepopo Trail …More
    LKNZ Lodge - Hostel - Ohakune Hotels

    LKNZ Lodge - Hostel

    1 Rata St, Ohakune - Map
    "Comfortable accomodation."
    We were very pleased with the accommodation as we were a little bothered about sharing bathroom facilities. However the staff went to a lot of trouble to make sure we had a comfortable room next to another which had no guests so that the bathroom was totally ours. The room was comfortable, though a little cramped for four of us but very clean and quiet . We all slept soundly. The communal facilities were very clean and there was everything one needed to make a decent meal if necessary.
    Traveller from Auckland
    Situated in the historical district, this hostel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Ohakune Old Coach Road and within 9 mi (15 km) of …More
    Skotel Alpine Resort - Tongariro National Park Hotels

    Skotel Alpine Resort

    Whakapapa Village, SH 48, Tongariro National Park - Map
    "The Skotel Hotel"
    We were booked into a large room with plenty of space and very comfortable. The room opened out to some lovely views of the mountains and we found this very relaxing. The spa pool is another added bonus at the end of a busy day.
    Traveller from Tauranga NZ
    Located near the slopes, this Whakapapa hostel is in the mountains, within 6 mi (10 km) of Whakapapa Ski Area and Iwikau …More

    Hotels in Palmerston North

    Copthorne Hotel Palmerston North - Palmerston North Hotels

    Copthorne Hotel Palmerston North

    110 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North - Map
    Room was excellent for price paid. Clean and tidy. Would definitely return.
    A Traveller
    This family-friendly Palmerston North hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of The Square, Te Manawa …More
    Kiwi Studios Motel - Palmerston North Hotels

    Kiwi Studios Motel

    107 Broadway Ave, Palmerston North - Map
    "Nice and close to city centre A little noisy "
    Close to city centre. A little noisy as we had requested a quiet room
    A Traveller
    Located in the heart of Palmerston North, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of The Square, City Library, and Te Manawa …More
    Alpha Motor Inn - Palmerston North Hotels

    Alpha Motor Inn

    31 Victoria Avenue, Palmerston North - Map
    Very nice and welcoming hosts nothing was a problem
    A Traveller
    Located in the heart of Palmerston North, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of City Library and The Square. Te Manawa and …More

    Hotels in Levin

    Kapiti Gateway Motel - Waikanae Hotels

    Kapiti Gateway Motel

    114 Main Road, Waikanae - Map
    "Clean, comfortable and quiet"
    Room was clean when I got there, windows were open, letting in a beautiful salt breeze. The bed was comfortable and well sized, with freshly laundered linens, and extra blankets for if it was cold, as well as an electric blanket on the bed for winter nights. A wall-to-wall desk meant I could charge my devices without having to put them on the floor, and bedside tables were the right height and size for the bed, with working lamps. Bathroom was clean, with separate shower, and very neat. The room was small, but not pokey, and was a very enjoyable environment to spend time in when I wasn't with my family, or on the beach. The staff were friendly and helpful, and very knowledgeable about the local area. Free Wi-Fi was also a fantastic bonus, and the connection was excellent.
    Traveller from Melbourne, Australia
    Situated in Waikanae, this motel is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Nga Manu Nature Reserve and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Southward Car Museum …More
    The Haven Kapiti - Waikanae Hotels

    The Haven Kapiti

    40 Titoki Road, Waikanae - Map
    Spotlessly clean, a nice feel, care taken in every detail
    A Traveller
    Situated in Waikanae, this bed & breakfast is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Waikanae Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Nga Manu Nature …More
    Bassingers Motor Lodge - Levin Hotels

    Bassingers Motor Lodge

    374 Oxford Street, Levin - Map
    All good. nice and clean. Railway closeness was a surprise but no biggie
    A Traveller
    Situated in Levin, this motel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Levin Public Gardens and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Levin Racecourse. Foxton …More