60 days in Manawatu-Wanganui Region Itinerary

60 days in Manawatu-Wanganui Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Manawatu-Wanganui Region holiday planner
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Fly to Wellington International Airport, Drive to Levin
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Levin
— 9 nights
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Dannevirke
— 10 nights
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Whanganui
— 11 nights
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Waiouru
— 10 nights
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Tongariro National Park
— 10 nights
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Taumarunui
— 9 nights
Drive to Auckland International Airport, Fly to Nadi

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Levin — 9 nights

Levin is the largest town and seat of the Horowhenua District, in the Manawatu-Wanganui region of New Zealand's North Island. Venture out of the city with trips to Eketahuna (Middleton Model Railway, Mount Bruce Lookout Walk, &more) and Foxton (Foxton Beach, Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, &more). Next up on the itinerary: let little ones run wild at Levin Adventure Park, relax in the rural setting at Lewis Farms, take in nature's colorful creations at Studio 202, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Horowhenua.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Levin online driving holiday planner.

Nadi, Fiji to Levin is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. When traveling from Nadi in October, plan for much colder days in Levin, with highs around 15°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 15°C. You will leave for Dannevirke on the 20th (Thu).
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Dannevirke — 10 nights

Dannevirke , is a rural service town in the Manawatu-Wanganui Region of the North Island, New Zealand. Change things up with these side-trips from Dannevirke: Tui Brewery (in Mangatainoka), Waihi Falls (in Waione) and Te Apiti Wind Farm (in Woodville). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Fantasy Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Dannevirke Domain, stroll around New Zealand Natural Clothing, and take in nature's colorful creations at Heritage Park Rhododendron Gardens.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dannevirke trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Levin to Dannevirke in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll set off for Whanganui on the 30th (Sun).
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Whanganui — 11 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Whanganui: St Joseph's Church (in Jerusalem), Raukawa Falls (in Ohau) and Bruce Park Loop Track (in Marton). On the 7th (Mon), do a day of sightseeing from the water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 8th (Tue), plan a day focused around Bushy Park Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Whanganui day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dannevirke to Whanganui takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Waiouru.
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Waiouru — 10 nights

Waiouru is a small town in the Ruapehu District, in New Zealand's Manawatu-Wanganui region. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Waiouru: Paengaroa Scenic Reserve (in Taihape) and Whitecliffs Boulders (in Ohingaiti). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at National Army Museum, appreciate the history behind Gumboot Statue, take a peaceful walk through Mount Stewart Reserve, and take in breathtaking views at Mokai Gravity Canyon.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Waiouru sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Whanganui to Waiouru in 2 hours. You will leave for Tongariro National Park on the 20th (Sun).
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Tongariro National Park — 10 nights

Tongariro National Park has a long history of preserving New Zealand's pristine alpine landscape.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ohakune (Ohakune Carrot Adventure Park, Ohakune museum, &more), The Barbed Wire Gallery (in Raetihi) and Tupapakurua Falls Lookout (in National Park Village). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. On the 25th (Fri), hike the day away at Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Tama Lakes, admire the sheer force of Tawhai Falls, make a trip to Mead's Wall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Turoa Ski Area.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tongariro National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Waiouru to Tongariro National Park takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Taumarunui.
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Taumarunui — 9 nights

Taumarunui is a small town in the King Country of the central North Island of New Zealand. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taumarunui: Waitonga Falls Walk Trailhead (in Ohakune), Timber Trail NZ (in Pureora Forest Park) and Raurimu Spiral (in Raurimu). There's still lots to do: race across the water with a speed boat tour, look for gifts at Nevalea Alpacas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bridge to Nowhere, and experience rural life at Lauren's Lavender Farm.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Taumarunui trip planner.

Drive from Tongariro National Park to Taumarunui in 1.5 hours. On the 9th (Fri), you'll travel back home.
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Manawatu-Wanganui Region travel guide

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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.
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