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Situated in the heart of the North Island, New Zealand. Imagine accommodation close to a majestic waterfall, meandering stream and native bush—trout fishing, team building, mountain biking and tramping. Mainly organic, with spring water on tap. We have it all! Friendly hosts and warm, comfortable, affordable accommodation.
Epic offers the easiest, most cost effective and flexible way of tackling the Timber Trail. We provide Timber Trail Shuttles between Ongarue and Piropiro and Ongarue and Pureora. No set departure times, no deadlines, no waiting for pickups - you do the ride at your own pace. Ebikes available for hire.
Mobile-friendly - New Zealand rail tours with a difference departing from Taumarunui, Whangamomona or Stratford. The ultimate way to explore rural New Zealand, along decommissioned railway lines, through tunnels, over bridges and rivers and through townships that time forgot. A guided tour, drive you own RailCart, cleverly adapted to ride along the tracks of the 140 km Forgotten World Highway railway.
Mobile-friendly - Departing from Taumarunui, in the Ruapehu region, see the breathtaking landscape of the upper reaches of the mighty Whanganui River on our Forgotten World Jet boat. Half and full day tour options or enjoy the best of both worlds, travelling by RailCart on the Forgotten World Railway through 10 tunnels and via Jet boat along 23km of the Whanganui River.
Mobile-friendly - We LOVE sharing this unique New Zealand experience with you on your journey, making sure you receive 'REAL KIWI HOSPITALITY' which always includes something for FREE. We offer half-day, one to five-day trips. We provide canoe/kayak hire and exhilarating Jet Boat Tours, through the many rapids and lush native bush with some of the best scenic-landscaping in the World.
Mobile-friendly - Accommodation consists of tent sites, self-contained units and cabins set amongst mature native trees in five acres of park-like grounds. Park amenities include: well equipped communal kitchen, oven, fridge, microwaves and TV; ablution block with unmetered showers; phone, internet kiosk, wireless internet; free gas barbecue, guest laundry, playground and dump station. Well stocked herb garden for guests to help themselves.
Enjoy a warm welcome when you arrive at The Convent. A beautiful old historic building. The continental breakfast is first class. We are pet friendly. Dinner available on request.
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Explore the Whanganui River - Canoe Hire
Daily hire of canoes to discover the Whanganui River in including drop offs and pick ups plus accommodation options.
Where: Blazing Paddles, Taumarunui, Manawatu / Whanganui
Address: 985 State Highway 4, Taumarunui, Manawatu / Whanganui
From: 7:00am on Tuesday 4th December 2018
To: 7:00pm on Tuesday 30th April 2019
Inaugural Owhango Summer Sculpture Show
The Owhango Summer Sculpture Show is located in the historical milling town of Owhango, bordering the Ohinetonga Reserve, next to the Tongiriro World Heritage National Park. Over twenty leading New Zealand sculptors ...
Where: Owhango Sculpture Trail, Taumarunui, Manawatu / Whanganui
Address: 5 Ohoeka Street, Owhango
From: 2:00pm on Saturday 5th January 2019
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 20th January 2019
NZ Polocrosse Junior & Intermediate Championships
New Zealand Juniors and Intermediates compete in their Associations for the Championship Trophies. Juniors are Under 16 whilst Intermediates are U21's. It's exciting action packed equestrian action that is ...
Where: Manunui Polocrosse Grounds, Taumarunui, Manawatu / Whanganui
Address: Cnr State Hway 4 & Miro Street, Manunui
From: 8:00am on Saturday 19th January 2019
To: 2:00pm on Sunday 20th January 2019
Waste Free Parenting Workshop - With Kate Meads
Attend Kate Mead’s longest-running and most popular workshop to become inspired and entertained about ways you can minimize waste in your home whilst babies are around! Did you know… That each baby goes through ...
Where: Central King Country REAP, Taumarunui, Manawatu / Whanganui
Address: 115 Hakiaha St, Taumarunui, Manawatu / Whanganui
From: 10:00am on Thursday 28th February 2019
To: 12:30pm on Thursday 28th February 2019
One of New Zealand’s most iconic events, the award-winning One Above T42 takes you into the crisp alpine air and pristine environs of the Tongariro National Park. Perfect for a weekend away with family or friends, the ...
Where: Owhango Domain, Taumarunui, Manawatu / Whanganui
Address: Owhango Rd, Owhango, Taumarunui, Manawatu / Whanganui
From: 7:30am on Saturday 4th May 2019
To: 4:00pm on Saturday 4th May 2019