Manawatu/Wanganui Things to Do

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Manawatu/Wanganui Things to Do

  • DURIE HILL ELEVATOR @ WANGANUI

    The Durie Hill pedestrian tunnel leads 205 metres inside the hill to the elevator which rises 66 metres.It was built in 1919, and is the only earthbound elevator in New Zealand and one of only two in the world. LOCATION...located opposite the Whanganui City Bridge, leads to the historic Durie Hill ElevatorThe elevator is open Monday to Friday...

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  • SCENIC DRIVE WANGANUI TO RAETIHI

    This drive is on Highway 4, not a highway for speed, but one which had lovely views most of the way. It you continue on from Raetihi, you will arrive at Taupo.The drive takes you on a windy road around the sides of Mountains with views of the Mangawhero Gorge where the Mangawhero river flows. Theres a little over 50kms of this windy section of...

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  • RAUKAWA FALLS

    Raukawa Falls were a wide waterfall, thundering because of all the recent rain! Probably about 15metres high and 50metres wide. Stopped at the sign posted lookout on the (SH4) between Raetihi and Wanganui. Located here is a viewing platform allowing you to look below at the impressive waterfall in the distance.

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  • TAIHAPE

    Still heading towards Taupo, and we came across another small town, this one was'TAIHAPE' Not much here, but it is famous for being 'Gumboot Capital of New Zealand’.Annually, the ‘Gumboot Throwing Contest’ is held, in which participants endeavour to toss a gumboot the greatest distance across a paddock.Taihape is also known as ‘The place of the big...

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  • MANGAWEKA

    This is only a small town on the way to Taihape and the snow fields of Tongariro National Park.The Gorge on the Rangitikei River makes for outstanding views. You can do white water rafting, and jetboating.In town is a DC 3 Plane where you can enjoy coffee/tea & biscuits after you have bought them from the attached garage.

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  • HUNTERVILLE

    Travelling along Highway 1 heading to Taupo, we came across the small town of Hunterville. Hunterville is famous for its statue of the Huntaway, a unique Herding dog, in that it uses its voice to drive the sheep. It is used to herd Sheep & Cattle, and they are heavily relied on by their Farmer owners. The Dog is hardworking, intelligent, agile &...

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  • BULLS

    BULLS is a small town located between Fielding and Marton on the North Island of New Zealand.How did it get such a name?It was named after James Bull who was an English settler who established the 1st general store in town in 1862.We stopped, and walked around the streets enjoyed the many funny signs.How did they come up with them all?SOME ARE :...

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