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 48th Motorhome Friendly Town, Kaikohe, is described as the hub of the north. It is within 50km of such great sites and attractions as the Bay of Islands, the giant kauri trees at Waipoua Forest, Hokianga Harbour, the Puketi and Omahuta Kauri forests, Kawiti (formerly Waiomio) limestone caves and much more.
The NZMCA’s 49th Motorhome Friendly town, Oamaru, was named New Zealand’s Coolest Town back in 2014 by Lonely Planet.
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.