New Zealand

Stay: Manawatu

The Manawatu region, conveniently located half way between Rotorua and Wellington, combines the charm of rural New Zealand with the sophisticated provincial appeal of Palmerston North city.

The landscape sweeps dramatically from the Ruahine and Tararua mountain ranges, through the spectacular Manawatu Gorge and picturesque Pohangina Valley, along Manawatu River to the coastal plains of Tangimoana and Himatangi. The region enjoys a mild climate, providing fantastic growing conditions for the many public, world-class gardens.

Experience country life and the excitement and atmosphere of a real stock auction - one of New Zealand's oldest traditions dating back to the 1880s. Or find a farm stay and meet third and fourth generation farmers with a passion for the land.

Kingsgate Hotel

Palmerston North: Kingsgate Hotel

Price from £108 per room per night

Centrally located, this hotel boasts 151 guest rooms, private spa pool, a gymnasium, and a wonderful rest [...]

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Palmerston North: Travelodge

Price from £95 per room per night

Built in 1927, this hotel incorporates a beautiful 3 storey heritage building and features 85 rooms with [...]

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Aotea Motor Lodge

Wanganui: Aotea Motor Lodge

Price from £129 per room per night

Built with a modern design in mind, this motor lodge offers quality, service and relaxation, all reflecte [...]

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