Local Attractions

Foxton Beach

- Foxton Beach

Is a popular spot for holidaymakers. The beach has good swimming, fishing, surfing, kitesurfing, four-wheel drive & cycle tracks, walkways and there is good hiking along the coast and in the nearby Taraua Ranges.

The Manawatu Estuary is a world-renowned conservation area with Ramsar status. There is superb bird-watching at Manawatu river estuary, where up to 38 species of migratory birds can visit, including Royal spoonbills, shearwaters, petrels, grey teals, sandpipers, godwits, terns and wrybills. A viewing platform overlooking the estuary is situated at the end of Dawick Street, Foxton Beach.

In summer the beach offers some amazing sunsets over the Tasman sea.

Foxton Beach hosts the New Years Beach Carnival held on the 2nd January every year.


- Foxton

Sitting on a coastal plain south-west of Palmerston North, Foxton is part of the Horowhenua District, known for its mild climate and market gardens. The town was once New Zealand's flax-stripping capital and has the country's only working flax-stripping museum as well as a fully working exact repica of a Dutch windmill - De Molen.

Home to MAVtech, Foxton's antique cinema, photo & gramophone museum which hosts on the last Friday of each month, historic newsreels & a movie on their 1920's movie theatre screens.

Throughout Foxton you will be able to spot large-scale murals that capture the feeling of Foxton's yesteryears.

Also book a day playing golf on Foxton's 18 hole golf course or take a ride on the Horse Drawn Tram..

Foxton is host to the Foxton Easter Fair held on Easter Sunday every year & also the Foxton Spring Fling held on the Sunday of Labour weeknd every year.