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Manawatū's top summer Instagram spots

 Manawatū's top summer Instagram spots

 

From fish and chips on the beach to street art in the city, swimming holes and bush trails. In Manawatū there is no shortage of scenic spots to grab a summer snap. Here we've rounded up Manawatū's most instagrammable summer spots.

 

Te Āpiti Wind Farm

 

Arguably the most popular Instagram spot of all is Te Āpiti Wind Farm, located on the Saddle Road between Ashhurst and Woodville. The views from here are well worth the visit and on clear days you can see as far as Mt Ruapehu, Mt Taranaki and out across the horizon.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Alejandro (@peoplesaiditcouldntbedone) on Dec 1, 2017 at 7:47pm PST

 

Rangiwahia Hut Track

 

Rangiwahia Hut Track is an awe inspiring bush track leading to a 12-bunk hut perched on top of the Ruahine Ranges. Half way up the track is a stunning arched-wooden bridge crossing a deep gorge that resembles a Lord of the Rings movie scene. A super Instagram-worthy walk to check out this summer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A post shared by Palmerston North & Manawatū (@manawatu_nz) on Nov 27, 2018 at 11:00pm PST

 

 

Victoria Esplanade

 

For an LA inspired summer Instagram shoot look no further than Victoria Esplanade. With 26 hectares of bush walks, bike tracks, rose gardens and croquet lawns it's got something for everybody. A photo favourite for locals and visitors alike.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A post shared by Wander Wonder Wonton (@wanderwonderwonton) on Jan 8, 2018 at 1:28pm PST

 

Himatangi Beach

 

Swimming, fishing, sandcastle building, kite flying and off-roading all make for great Instagram snaps, which is why Himatangi Beach is always on our list. Just 30 minutes from Palmerston North, it's the perfect place to enjoy fish and chips on the beach while watching one of our spectacular west coast sunsets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A post shared by Shahista Nisa (@shahistanisa) on Nov 30, 2019 at 1:58am PST

 

 

Arapuke Mountain Bike Trails

 

With more than 30km of mountain bike trails, native bush and some of the best views across Manawatū it's no wonder Arapuke Mountain Bike Trails made it onto the top list.  Head to the hills with a camera and mountain bike to grab shots like this one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A post shared by Joel Pulman (@joel.t.p) on Dec 17, 2018 at 1:15am PST

 

Te Apiti - Manawatū Gorge

 

Nestled between the Ruahine and Tararua mountain ranges and home to an array of native flora and birdlife, Te Apiti - Manawatū Gorge is a nature lovers dream. With awesome walking and running routes, it's a super popular destination for locals and visitors and is always high on our list of most Instagrammed spots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A post shared by Kelly (@kclint10) on Mar 4, 2017 at 12:27am PST

 

 

Street Art in Palmerston North

 

Over the past few years Palmerston North's street art scene has gone from strength to strength. On almost every corner you're bound to stumble across yet another incredible mural painted by one of our talented local artists. Can you pick where this awesome shot was taken?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A post shared by PhilH (@philhildred) on Feb 27, 2018 at 10:37pm PST

 

Stormy Point Lookout

 

With epic views stretching as far as Mt Taranaki, Mt Ruapehu, and the West Coast, Stormy Point Lookout (on the Stormy Point Route) is the perfect place to stop off and grab a snap. Take the alternate route north via Vinegar Hill to check out this awe inspiring lookout, where you truly feel like you're standing on top of the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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From fish and chips on the beach to street art in the city, swimming holes and bush trails. In Manawatū there is no shortage of scenic spots to grab a summer snap. Here we've rounded up Manawatū's most instagrammable summer spots.

 

Te Āpiti Wind Farm

 

Arguably the most popular Instagram spot of all is Te Āpiti Wind Farm, located on the Saddle Road between Ashhurst and Woodville. The views from here are well worth the visit and on clear days you can see as far as Mt Ruapehu, Mt Taranaki and out across the horizon.

 

 
 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

A post shared by Alejandro (@peoplesaiditcouldntbedone) on Dec 1, 2017 at 7:47pm PST

 

Rangiwahia Hut Track

 

Rangiwahia Hut Track is an awe inspiring bush track leading to a 12-bunk hut perched on top of the Ruahine Ranges. Half way up the track is a stunning arched-wooden bridge crossing a deep gorge that resembles a Lord of the Rings movie scene. A super Instagram-worthy walk to check out this summer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A post shared by Palmerston North & Manawatū (@manawatu_nz) on Nov 27, 2018 at 11:00pm PST

 

 

Victoria Esplanade

 

For an LA inspired summer Instagram shoot look no further than Victoria Esplanade. With 26 hectares of bush walks, bike tracks, rose gardens and croquet lawns it's got something for everybody. A photo favourite for locals and visitors alike.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A post shared by Wander Wonder Wonton (@wanderwonderwonton) on Jan 8, 2018 at 1:28pm PST

 

Himatangi Beach

 

Swimming, fishing, sandcastle building, kite flying and off-roading all make for great Instagram snaps, which is why Himatangi Beach is always on our list. Just 30 minutes from Palmerston North, it's the perfect place to enjoy fish and chips on the beach while watching one of our spectacular west coast sunsets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A post shared by Shahista Nisa (@shahistanisa) on Nov 30, 2019 at 1:58am PST

 

 

Arapuke Mountain Bike Trails

 

With more than 30km of mountain bike trails, native bush and some of the best views across Manawatū it's no wonder Arapuke Mountain Bike Trails made it onto the top list.  Head to the hills with a camera and mountain bike to grab shots like this one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A post shared by Joel Pulman (@joel.t.p) on Dec 17, 2018 at 1:15am PST

 

Te Apiti - Manawatū Gorge

 

Nestled between the Ruahine and Tararua mountain ranges and home to an array of native flora and birdlife, Te Apiti - Manawatū Gorge is a nature lovers dream. With awesome walking and running routes, it's a super popular destination for locals and visitors and is always high on our list of most Instagrammed spots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A post shared by Kelly (@kclint10) on Mar 4, 2017 at 12:27am PST

 

 

Street Art in Palmerston North

 

Over the past few years Palmerston North's street art scene has gone from strength to strength. On almost every corner you're bound to stumble across yet another incredible mural painted by one of our talented local artists. Can you pick where this awesome shot was taken?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A post shared by PhilH (@philhildred) on Feb 27, 2018 at 10:37pm PST

 

Stormy Point Lookout

 

With epic views stretching as far as Mt Taranaki, Mt Ruapehu, and the West Coast, Stormy Point Lookout (on the Stormy Point Route) is the perfect place to stop off and grab a snap. Take the alternate route north via Vinegar Hill to check out this awe inspiring lookout, where you truly feel like you're standing on top of the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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