Attractions

More Than Just A Promise...

Think of untouched, remote coastline and sandy beaches, rugged ranges and bush-clad valleys. Cast your eye over sparkling rivers with some of the best brown trout fishing in the country; add in a rich pioneering and Maori heritage, fertile pastures, a vibrant economy in the real heartland of the nation and discover our promise to you, Tararua Country - a natural and genuine New Zealand experience that delivers more than you ever thought possible!

The physical presence of Tararua Country dominates. Bound by the Pacific Ocean to the east and the rugged Tararua and Ruahine Ranges to the west, the region is a sporting paradise, from hunting and hiking to trout fishing and surfcasting.

Covering 424,000 hectares, Tararua Country is threaded by State Highway 2 and the iconic rural road, Route 52. It touches borders with the country’s premier wine regions – Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa – and trades via the regional shipping port of Napier.

A 20 minute drive to the northwest lands you in Palmerston North, an education centre of some renown with Massey University as the 'jewel in the crown'. Travel south for just two hours and you’re in New Zealand’s capital city – Wellington.

A modern and comprehensive roading network, a main rail trunkline and ultra fast broadband keeps its almost 17,000 residents well and truly connected and makes Tararua Country the perfect location to live and work.

Browse the wondrous world of antiques with this collection of shops.
Check out these fantastic shops, galleries, museums and businesses!
How about a visit to one of these stunningly beautiful gardens?
Take a cultural journey and visit a Marae here in Tararua!