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Dannevirke Fantasy Cave
Fantasy Cave


A magnificent creation that children and adults alike find absorbing. Tremendous skill has been put into creating nursery rhyme and story book characters that actually move. Open the end of November, all December and from then on by appointment for groups. High St, Dannevirke For bookings contact 06 374 1761, 06 374 7618, 06 374 8946

Mt Bruce National Wildlife Centre

The Centre offers a unique opportunity to see examples of New Zealandís threatened and endangered wildlife and learn about wildlife conservation. Mount Bruce plays a central role in the survival of many threatened species through its captive breeding programmes, research and public education. Spend an afternoon among wildlife. Eel feed 1.30pm, Kaka feed 3pm, forest walks featuring kiwi, tuatara, kokako, kaka, takahe, stitchbird, kakariki in a primeval rainforest. Takahe Cafe - expresso, light meals. Mt Bruce is 30km north of Masterton on State Highway 2. Open daily except Christmas Day - Boxing Day to Easter open from 9.00am - 4.30pm. After Easter to Christmas open from 9.00am - 4.00pm.

Norsewear of New Zealand
Norsewear is located in Norsewood and is a factory shop offering a wide range of pure wool knitwear at factory prices form jerseys, hats, scarves and gloves to woolrich socks. Factory tours are available during the week. Shop Hours - Mon to Fri 8.30am - 5pm, Saturday, Sun and public holidays 9am - 4pm. Tel 06 374 0899, 6 Hovding Street, PO Box 10, Norsewood

Tararua Wind Farm

Located on a high ridge of rolling, private farmland south of the Manawatu Gorge. Ashhurst lies 4 km to the northwest. Woodville is 5km to the east and Pahiatua is 10km southwest. Wind speed on site averages 35kmh and it operates the turbines for more than 85 percent of the time (more information)

Tui Brewery Tours

State Highway 2, Mangatainoka - tours available Mon-Fri, from 9am, with last tour of day at 2.30pm. Catering available for large groups. Promotional clothing etc. available. Bookings are essential. Tel: 06 376-7549, Fax: 06 376-9799, email: tuibrewery@dbgroup.co.nz

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