Horowhenua District Council

A Mid West Wander - Howowhenua/Foxton


Horowhenua... Perfectly placed

With unspoilt sandy beaches, melting ocean sunsets, expansive green landscapes and friendly people, the Horowhenua District holds secrets you only dare dream about!

Bordered by the mighty Tararua Ranges to the east and the beaches of the Tasman Sea to the west, down all the side roads on offer you’ll find miles of bushwalks, gardens, rivers, lakes, parks and reserves. Conveniently located right on State Highways 1 and 57, and the North Island main trunk railway line, the District is within easy reach of Palmerston North and Wellington.

Covering just over 1,000km², Horowhenua stretches from Himatangi in the north to just north of the Otaki River to the south and is an easy District in which to drive, cycle and walk around.

Retaining its small town New Zealand feel, and naturebased lifestyle, Horowhenua is still very much a thriving business, manufacturing and agricultural hub with all the benefits of a large city – and then some! The District’s stunning natural environment offers something for everyone all year round, and Horowhenua’s topography has resulted in the formation of a number of unique environments.

A long sandy coastline makes for excellent family beaches and for a multitude of water sports and activities. And the Tararua Ranges provide an outdoor playground, with a fantastic range of walks, hikes and bikes, from gentle parkland strolls to multi-day treks across the tops of the Ranges.

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