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Natural attractions in Manawatu-Wanganui Region

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    Mount Ruapehu , Tongariro National Park
    Situated within a national park, Mount Ruapehu represents not only the highest mountain on North Island, but also one of the world's most act
    Tours from $20
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    Virginia Lake , Whanganui
    Stroll along the verdant, forest-lined shores of tranquil Virginia Lake, or stop by the onsite winter gardens, home to many tropical and exot
    Tours from $38
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    Taranaki Falls , Tongariro National Park
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    Whanganui River , Whanganui
    Beautiful year-round, Whanganui River draws visitors with its hiking, fishing, and sightseeing opportunities. Running through North Island fr
    Tours from $38
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    Tama Lakes , Whakapapa
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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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