Feilding is a town on the Manawatu plain in New Zealand. Feilding is well placed geographically, just two hours drive from most of the southern half of the North Island including Wellington (NZ’s capital) providing a gateway to the South Island. The Manawatu District's location offers easy access to four seaports, seven airports, an airforce base and two large military bases.
There are a variety of ways to Feilding including bus, shuttle and car. There is also an airport about 15min drive away in Palmerston North
Bus's are the cheapest way into Feilding. There is also a local bus that runs from Palmerston North to Feilding for $5 one-way.
The main bus service to Feilding is Intercity .
Feilding is just off state highway 1 about 160 Km north of wellington at a town called Sanson. If your Traveling from Auckland you turn off at bulls about 500km south.
It takes about 45 mins to walk from the outside of town into the center and around 10 mins to bike.
There is a taxi service (06-323 7117) and a bus before it heads off to Palmerston North. You can find the bus time table here .
Also on a side note. Feilding's lay out was based upon Manchester.
The main central shopping area in Feilding radiates from Manchester Square.
New commercial buildings contrast with our carefully preserved heritage styles, and the broad thoroughfare of Kimbolton Road emphases the overall effect of dignified charm of this rural servicing town. With many owner/operator businesses, our shops offer a uniqueness and variety of choice not seen in the city. The friendly customer service complements the ongoing upgrading of the central streets recognising the rural and heritage history of Feilding. With no traffic lights or parking meters, our shoppers are encouraged to park as long as they wish while enjoying their relaxed shopping experience.
The rural atmosphere is particularly evident just 100 meters from shopping centre, when the twice weekly sheep and cattle sales are held in the Saleyards. The biggest saleyards in the Southern hemisphere attract farmers and interested parties from all over New Zealand. There is also a local market which is held in the square very Friday where you can buy food and beauty products which have been grown and made in the area.
Fast Food/Chip Shops
As well as our quality hotel and motel accommodation, the Manawatu District offers a variety of farmstay/homestay properties. These provide an opportunity to meet the ‘locals’ and experience the real rural New Zealand.
Enjoy sharing warm hospitality, home cooked meals, beautiful gardens, heritage homesteads and joining in with farm activities.