Manawatu - Wanganui
The nature lovers’ mecca of Manawatu-Wanganui is packed with attractions of epic proportions.
Base yourself in the township of Whanganui to have easy access to incredible landscapes that are a playground for adventure and action. Hit the trails in the neighbouring Whanganui National Park. The easy Mangapurua Track, for example, will take you to the mysterious Bridge to Nowhere. In Tongariro National Park you'll be blown away by no less than three active volcanoes - no wonder this area was chosen as Land of Mordor in The Lord of the Rings movies. You'll be stoked on the range of hiking and biking trails here, including the world-renowned Tongariro Alpine Crossing.