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Stormy Point Driving Route on The Country Road

An alternative to traveling SH1 between Taupo and Wellington. Great lookouts.Connects with Feilding and Palmerston North
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 26.1 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
Family Friendly

Overview :  How often have you driven on a state highway and only been focused on getting to your destination, or as you're driving you've hoped... more »

Tips:  Bring some cash for roadside stalls and the farmers' market (if you're traveling through on a Friday), a camera to capture the... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Rangatira Golf Club

A unique 18 hole golf course set on three levels overlooking the spectacular Rangitikei River. The ride to the 19th hole is via an electric cable car - the only one of its kind in New Zealand. No bunkers. Green fees for affiliated and non-affiliated members are NZ$30 and children play for NZ$10.

2. Vinegar Hill Domain

A popular camping ground near the State Highway 1 end of Stormy Point Route. It's a family-friendly location with good amenities - public toilets, fireplaces, changing sheds, drinking water, good swimming, fishing, native bush walks, and glow-worms. The camp sites are non-powered and a small fee is payable to the onsite caretaker.

3. Clay Art Gallery

A pottery and art shop featuring the work of Stewart Fulljames. Pick up a piece of art for your home or some funky mugs to drink your hot cuppa with. Take cash, as there's no EFTPOS here..and you might like to pick up some local produce at the roadside stall opposite.

4. Little Wool Co

Little Wool Co is a unique experience in natural fibre from farm gate to shop - a knitter's haven. The gate gives some clue to what lies beyond with a cute sheep logo.  Up the driveway a grand two-storey house and immaculate gardens provide a sense that you've arrived somewhere special.  Established in 1976 the Little Wool Co comprises a... More

5. Feilding Farmers' Market

Feilding Farmers' Market is on every Friday from 9am-2pm. 'Eat seasonally, buy local and live well' is the market's mantra and there's not an imported product in sight. Stall holders and artisan food producers sell a range of fresh fruit and vegetables, pate, specialty bread, wine, hummus, pesto and much more. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of this ... More


Learn the fascinating history of selling livestock, one of New Zealand's oldest traditions, which dates back to 1880's.

Tours are every Friday at 11am, bookings must be made in advance through the Feilding and District Information Centre.

The first sale was conducted by Mr Jack Stevens and Colonel Gorton on 24th May 1880 in the Denbigh Hotel... More

7. Feilding and Districts Information Centre

For other ideas of what to see and do in the vicinity, or assistance with booking local accommodation, visit Feilding and Districts Information Centre. T: +64 6 323 3318 E: info@feilding.co.nz