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Manawatu-Wanganui Region

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Step out into heartland of New Zealand and enjoy an authentic Kiwi holiday in Manawatu-Wanganui Region. Containing areas of ecological significance, including the World Heritage-listed Tongariro National Park, and stunning ravines, coastline, hills, and rivers, the region inspires a great love for conservation, wildlife, and the outdoors in its inhabitants. Soak it all in on foot or wheels, and then sit down to enjoy the fruits of this agricultural powerhouse in one of the many towns. Find what you're looking for from your Manawatu-Wanganui Region holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy New Zealand vacation generator.
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Where to stay in Manawatu-Wanganui Region

Palmerston North, a busy and attractive university city, offers the highest concentration of accommodations in the region. A diverse range of hotels, motels, campsites, and backpacker hostels encircle the city center and its famous clocktower. Farther out, accommodations are more basic and cost-effective. Outside this urban center, the region has plentiful RV parks, coastal lodges, and roadside motels.
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