A Mid-West Wander: Your Guide to Discovering Taranaki, Whanganui, Rangitikei, Manawatu and Horowhenua
Traversed by stunningly-scenic touring routes, the mid-western region of the North Island is filled with adventure and destined for discovery. From the expansive beaches of Horowhenua to the dynamic heartland of Manawatu, the rich creative fabric of Whanganui to Taranaki’s mountain to sea landscape, there’s much to explore.
The NZMCA’s 49th Motorhome Friendly town, Oamaru, was named New Zealand’s Coolest Town back in 2014 by Lonely Planet.
A very successful start to the NZMCA taking part in the North Canterbury Wine Festival. 21 vans staying three nights and the numbers peaked at 30 on the day of the festival. The weather was superb over the whole weekend especially Sunday being the festival day. Wine maker Scott Berry from Waipara Downs to come and talk with our group on Saturday late afternoon.
Colour me beautiful Castle Point Lighthouse
A beautiful light display will greet holiday-makers at Castlepoint this summer thanks to a new initiative which will see the iconic Castle Point Lighthouse lit up different colours at night.
Starting from Christmas Eve 2017, the 23m Castle Point Lighthouse, which is located on the Wairarapa’s dramatic east coast, will be lit up in a stunning colourful light display from 9pm – 12pm each night.
GLADSTONEBURY Gladstone, Carterton MHF town, signs out and campers starting to arrive.
Weather was fantastic, a brilliant festival Jan 2018. A miust do event in 2019. https://gladstonebury.co.nz/
Photo credit to; Lynette Juno.