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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.

Get in[edit]

There are a variety of ways to Feilding including bus, train, shuttle and car. There is also an airport about 15min drive away in Palmerston North

By Bus[edit]

Bus's are the cheapest way into Feilding. The prices start at $15 one-way from Wellington and $34 from Auckland. There is also a local bus that runs from Palmerston North to Feilding for $5 one-way.

The main bus services that come into Feilding are the Nakedbus [1], 'Intercity [2] and the Bay Express [3]. The Nakedbus is usually the cheapest bus service and you can sometimes they have deals for $1.

By train[edit]

There is a train called trainz scenic [4] that comes into feilding once a day. It starts at $49 from wellington and $69 from auckland

By car[edit]

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.

Get around[edit]

The main ways to get around Feilding is driving, biking and walking. It takes about 45 mins to walk from the outside of town into the center and around 10 mins to bike.

There is also a taxi service (06-323 7117) and a bus before it heads off to Palmerston North. You can find the bus time table here [5].

Also on a side note. Feilding's lay out was based upon Manchester.

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Do[edit][add listing]

  • mini Golf
  • Manfeild park

Buy[edit][add listing]

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.

Eat[edit][add listing]


  • ButterCup Deli and cafe
  • Sage
  • Essence

Fast Food/Chip Shops[edit]

  • Fast Food House
  • Kens Cook
  • McDonalds
  • KFC
  • Subway
  • North End Takeaways


  • Rosebowl

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Lots and lots of alcoholic beverages are available from the many 'beverage distribution facilities'.
  • Fielding may have the highest alcohol consumption per person in New Zealand due to the abnormally large number of bars (it has as many as Palmerston North, but with one sixth the population) and bottle stores, one per 5000, no wait).

Sleep[edit][add listing]

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.

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