Rangiwahia is the most northern village in the Manawatu and is about 25 minutes drive to its sister village Apiti.
The drive takes you along Te Parapara and Main South Roads through some of Manawatu's most beautiful scenery. Te Parapara Road was named one of one hundred most beautiful roads in New Zealand in a 2008 NZ Today Magazine.
Rangiwahia was once a bustling village supporting a mainly farming district, including dairying, sheep and beef.
Today, Rangiwahia only supports a few families within the village itself, but it does not mean there is nothing left to explore or no locals in which to come in contact within the village & surrounding district. It may seem isolated, quiet and bereft of activity as you drive through the village, but it is not always like this.
Explore in and around Rangiwahia -
Manawatu Scenic Route
The historic Mangaweka Bridge
Rangiwahia Motorhome Site
Ruahine Dress Circle
Mt. Huia Farmstay B & B
Kaikawaka Scenic Reserve
Rangiwahia Scenic Reserve
Ian McKean Pinetum
Rangiwahia Track & Hut
What Goes on in Rangiwahia & around Rangiwahia?
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