Whanganui - Manawatu - Taranaki

Whanganui embraces the banks of Te Awa o Whanganui – the Whanganui River - which is integral to understanding the community and especially its importance to local iwi. The Manawatu celebrates its diverse people and landscapes and offers plenty of surprises at every turn. Te Apiti – Manawatu Gorge is a must see on your journey. Covered in ancient bush and home to a variety of wildlife, the Gorge is steeped in legend and has many a story to tell. At the heart of Taranaki – both physically and spiritually – stands Maunga (Mount) Taranaki, a 2518m volcanic peak. The mountain has many walking trails, from gentle short walks to epic alpine adventures, while the sparkling surf coast offers beaches and surf breaks. Find out more at whanganuinz.com and manawatunz.co.nz and taranaki.info

Major Centres: 

Palmerston North
New Plymouth


New Plymouth Domestic Airport
Palmerston North Domestic Airport
Whanganui Domestic Airport

Anndion Lodge

+64 6 343 3593

Experience the unique hospitality from this multi-award winning accommodation complex with on-site Anndionce restaurant, function and conference centre. Immerse yourself in the ambience of the Anndion, with stunning river views and a diverse range of accommodation options and facilities just a short drive from the city centre. The Lodge offers you luxury yet affordable accommodation for business or pleasure, whether you are a corporate traveller, family, holiday backpacker, or an overseas guest looking for a boutique weekend bed and breakfast room.

Ariari Lodge

+64 6 764 7577

Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou kātoa, ngā mihi nui kia koutou, naumai haere mai ki te moana o Rotorangi, ki te wharenui o Ariari. The Ariari Lodge Homestead and Lake View Chalets are designed with relaxation and comfort in mind. Revitalise and re-energise with a relaxing stay. Located in a scenic paradise where the only sound is the call of native birds, Ariari Lodge in Taranaki brings together nature and culture to deliver a luxury New Zealand experience.

Lisa Tamati Designer Jewellery

+64 6 769 6375

Lisa Tamati Designer Jewellery offers customers a beautiful selection of unique and precious jewellery influenced by Lisa's Māori heritage and our South Pacific location.  We specialise in paua pearls, paua shell, greenstone and Tahitian pearls.  Visit our store in New Plymouth where we also feature landscape work by leading artist Cyril Tamati, highlighting the beauty of New Zealand.

Art Retail
Guided Tour

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