Manaia is home to one of New Zealand’s largest bread factories where the town motto is, ‘Bread Capital.’ Mana is on the Surf Highway route making for an easy stop to hear the beat at the Country Music Museum, take
A classic song sums up the place. A strong community spirit has seen the town flourish despite major economic blows such as the closing of a major employee, the local freezing works. A notable museum is a definite stop for
Hawera has charm. You are beguiled by the quirky collections Elvis Presley and Tawhiti Museum, the passionate dedication of volunteers who have created beautiful spaces, Newell Lakes and cleared rubbish to recreate Goodson Dell and then there is a water
Eltham is the second largest town in Taranaki, home to Victorian buildings and a town of firsts. Historically the town is an industrial powerhouse with the first butter exports being shipped from Eltham. The town offers vintage and retro-shopping with
In the 1860’s gold miners worked all the way down the Tuapeka River to Tuapeka Mouth in search of gold. Tuapeka Mouth was an inland port for paddle wheel steamers to and from Balclutha for about 30 years until 1939.