Manawatu/Wanganui Travel Guide

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Palmerston North

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Wanganui

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Ohakune

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Bulls

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Mangaweka

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Waiouru

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National Park

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Foxton

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Levin

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Palmerston North

Wanganui

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Bulls

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  • Take a Walking Tour of Bulls

    Bulls Things to Do

    The small country town of Bulls is easily covered on foot. Take a walk and read all the quirky signs, browse the shops and enjoy a meal at one of the cafes or take away (take out).

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  • Take a Road Trip in the Country

    Bulls Favorites

    Bulls is located near the junction of SH 1 & SH 3 a few miles north of Palmerston North or Palmy as the locals say. The drive takes you through lots scenic rural countryside, Green hills and sheep grazing in fields is a common and lovely site to see. An added plus,the road is 2 lanes and does not have much traffic.

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  • Look at the Signs

    Bulls Favorites

    This sign is just an ordinary speed limit sign seen all over New Zealand not just in Bulls. But it looks like a BULLS-eye.lol In NZ they go by 'Kilometers' not 'miles' per hour like in the USA.

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Mangaweka

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  • What a thrill!

    Mangaweka Things to Do

    I am sure I can just about feel the G-force as the driver (pilot?) throws the craft around twe corners and I quite regularly think he is going to hit the bank. He doesn't. Pure, pure thrill!Surprisingly enough I am not the least but frightened. As we come to a halt, the entire gang give us a round of applause.

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  • 0-50 in 2 seconds!

    Mangaweka Things to Do

    The jet boat accelerates at a speed of 0-60 in two seconds, and can turn on a sixpence. And does! Words cannot describe the thrill!

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  • And they're off.......!

    Mangaweka Things to Do

    We are given life jackets to wear and then securely strapped into the boat - all three of us in the front seat (David, myself and the driver.It all seems quite gentle - for the first five seconds, the all hell was let loose! It was only a small course, but my gawd did it move!

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Waiouru

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    by salisbury3933 Written Jun 4, 2006

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    The army museum on State Highway 1 in Waiouru is a good place to stop if you are travelling along that stretch of road. It has displays detailing the various campaigns that NZ has been involved in, and a lot of military memorabilia.

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National Park

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  • Climb a mountain yourself!

    National Park Off The Beaten Path

    You will need to give yourself probably a two night stopover in this region to do this walk. To get an early start, you need to spend the night nearby and it's a big and long day, so you probably need to stay the second night as well, to help rest and savour your achievement of the trek.

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  • Take jewellery off before you set out.

    National Park Warnings and Dangers

    Apart from not wanting to lose precious jewellery, it's a good idea to take it off before you set out on this adventure to walk the Tongariro Crossing.For me and a few others I spoke to up there, we discovered that our fingers became quite swollen at different stages. Perhaps it was the body dealing or not dealing with pressure changes, but it...

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  • We are headed to those mountains.

    National Park Favorites

    Driving along the waterfront of Lake Taupo, we get a magnificent view of where we are headed. Here you can see (with some small patches of snow) on the left, Mt Ruapehu. In the very centre, the conical shape volcano is Mt Ngauruhoe, and to the right of that, next door is the flat topped summit of Mt Tongariro where we went.

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Foxton

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    by salisbury3933 Written Dec 16, 2006

    This is a very interesting place to visit in Foxton. Go in and have a look at a working mill. $5 entry.

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