hosts welcome you to their lovely city with canoe, jet boat or paddle steamer
being our launch pad to our historic and beautiful river. The cultural centre,
including the art gallery, library, and museum, is outstanding and the city is
noted for its sporting facilities.
The Manawatu has as its urban centre
Palmerston North - a progressive inland city encompassing Massey University,
the International Japanese College, Agriculture and Horticulture Research
Centres and excellent civic gardens which include the only Southern Hemisphere
rose trial grounds. There is easy access to many scenic areas, including,
tramping, skiing and fishing.
The Kapiti Coast is a residential area, within commuting distance of
Wellington and also a retirement centre and takes the form of a coastal plain
between the Tararua mountain range and the Tasman Sea. It is an important
fruit, vegetable, and dairy farming area that supplies the city of Wellington
with much of its food needs.
The Wairarapa is a farming area with many large sheep
farms. At the north is the world renowned Mount Bruce bird sanctuary, whilst
many vineyards are rising in the established orchards to the south. The Wairarapapa is home to many craftspeople and the regionís wines are sold around
the world, as well as at the vineyard.
Wellington has a very
beautiful harbour, with glorious views from points around the city, the marine
drive and the botanic gardens (Use the cable car).