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There are plenty of places to see and visit in Manawatu-Wanganui. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Manawatu-Wanganui is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in Manawatu-Wanganui

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    Ngauruhoe, Neuseeland

    Hiking Highlight

    Great day tour if the weather plays along and the fitness is sufficient!

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    Taranaki Falls

    Hiking Highlight

    A very nice waterfall and not so demanding way.

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    Very good way to the tail

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    Startingpoint Tongaririo

    Hiking Highlight

    Starting point with PP in the Tongariro National Park for an Alpine Crossing.

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    Mt Doom

    Hiking Highlight

    Has something magical, especially with fog!

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    Gollum's Pool

    Hiking Highlight

    In summer weather a great place to cool off. Beautiful photo motive. (This is where the Lord of the Rings scene was shot, in which Faramir caught Gollum.)

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    Upper Taranaki Falls Track

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    I chose the Lower for the way out and the Upper Taranaki Falls Track for the way back. The paths offer an insight into different landscapes, which is why it is worth going both ways as a circular route.

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    Edge of Lava Flow

    Hiking Highlight

    Interesting if you are interested in volcanism and take a closer look at the rocky landscape.

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    Mt Tongario

    Hiking Highlight

    This peak is much easier to reach than Mt. Ngauruhoe and no less beautiful. I have to say that I probably got the best weather imaginable but even with a …

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    Mount Ngauruhoe

    Hiking Highlight

    The very steep and slippery tour to the summit of the fateful mountain of Lord of the Rings is (for fit hikers) an absolute MUST. The view is just the …

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    Betty
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    Lower Taranaki Falls Track

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    I chose the Lower for the way out and the Upper Taranaki Falls Track for the way back. The paths offer an insight into different landscapes, which is why it is worth going both ways as a circular route.

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    Tawhai Falls Walk

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    The Tawhai Falls Walk only takes about 20 minutes. Very nice waterfall and easy to get to.

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    Rundwanderweg

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    I can only recommend this hike to everyone. It is really worth it, the paths are well developed and the view is outstanding!

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    Tupapakurua Falls Bottom

    Hiking Highlight

    Track is quite hard, slippery and steep. But it is well marked. Going down costs about the same amount of time.

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    Fern Walk

    Hiking Highlight

    A 5km long walk through the jungle. Inmer again the different types of fern are described. One or the other Lookout can also be found on the track. In addition, one can inspect a huge tree.

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    Taumata Trig

    Hiking Highlight

    You walk all the time on the ridges and have a great view. The climb from the south is quite challenging and at the end you have over 1136 meters in altitude on the clock.

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    Memorial Tower

    Running Highlight

    This tower was erected as a memorial to the fallen soldiers during World War I. From the top you can see the coast and has a great view of Whanganui.

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    Whanganui River Road

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    One of the most scenic roads on our cycle tour through New Zealand. Absolutely stunning and beautiful!!! Really recommend cycling it :)

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    Triangle Hut

    Hiking Highlight

    Beautiful 8 bunk hut on the riverbank. Wood burning stove and comfy inside. Amazing hike over tops and through forest to get there!

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    Mt Ruhapehu Hut

    Hiking Highlight

    A hut of the NZ Alpine Club with magnificent views and is also a good starting point for hikes to the top.

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