This area is becoming known as an adventure tourism area. There are so many to choose from……Canoeing the Whanganui River, Trout Fishing, Cycling Trails, Hunting, Skiing, walking the Tongariro Crossing, Golfing, The Rail Trail, Bush Walks, 4WD adventures and much more.
The Taumarunui Golf Club is just across the road……..John spends most of his time there!
Forgotten World Adventures provides a very cool experience on a railcart through rail tunnels and native bush on the Forgotten World Railway.
The Timber Trail is a cycle trail that is fairly new and runs from Pureora Forest to Ongarue featuring swing-bridge viaducts and native bush. 1,2 or 3 day rides.
For Skiing in the winter or going up in the new Sky Waka gondola.
Hire canoes and travel the peace and quiet of the Whanganui River, learn the history of this great river from the tour guides or do it on your own.
And of course the easiest way to check all activities out is the tourism site.