The Manawatu is a broad flat river plain on the south-west side of the North Island of New Zealand. Much of it has been formed by the mighty Manawatu river, one of the few rivers in the world to bisect a mountain range.
Intercity Coachlines operates NZ's national bus network with daily departures. Tickets can be purchased online or throughout the country at numerous agents inlcuding the i-site network.
State Highways 1 and 3 which runs through the Manawatu.