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Where is Tararua?

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State Highway 2 is the main route through the region. Travel north from Wellington or south from Hawke's Bay to come to the region.

Many tourists also choose to travel through Tararua on Route 52 which is the alternative road to State Highway 2 when travelling north - south. This journey takes in some of the region's spectacular rural scenery and friendly small town hospitality. This is also the access road to the region's untouched east coast beaches at Akitio and Herbertville. Route 52 can be accessed from Eketahuna in the south and Dannevirke in the north.

Tararua District Map


Major trains travel daily from Auckland to Wellington day and night and are accessible from the Tranz Rail central station in Palmerston North City, a 30 minute journey by car or coach.


Palmerston North Airport, just 30 minutes from Woodville, services the Tararua region. The domestic airlines Air New Zealand, Qantas New Zealand and City Jet have regular flights in and out of Palmerston North. Freedom Air also has an international service to and from Australia and Fiji through Palmerston North. Private and charter plans can land at Dannevirke Aerodrome.


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