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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.



Other destinations[edit]

  • Vinegar Hill - Popular camping ground on the Rangitikei River, which for 30 years has hosted an annual gay and lesbian New Year's Eve party.



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Intercity Coachlines[1] 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.

By Car[edit]

State Highways 1 and 3 which runs through the Manawatu.

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Many people merely pass through the Manawatu on their way to Wellington, Wanganui, Wairarapa or the Hawkes Bay.

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