Welcome to Day Trips for the uninspired. Things to see and do in & around Palmerston North, Manawatu,Tararua, Wairarapa, Wellington & Hawke’s Bay, Regions



Welcome To Day Trips for the Uninspired

My name is Elayne, I am a photographer, adventurer and dog trainer. Once a week my friend Gina & I, don on our tourist hats and seek out new places to visit.  Its not been easy but someone has to do it:-)

Gina & I both live in Woodville a small town in the Tararua District, which is part of the Manawatu-Wanganui Region.

After many hours of searching & talking to people from near and far.  I decided to put this blog together. People including locals, often say to me “oh there’s nothing really to see or do,  around the Manawatu or Palmerston North

The  Gorge Walk isn’t for everyone, for various reasons  but there is plenty to see and do, if you know where to look.

If you are a local or someone visiting the area on holiday, finding places to visit can be frustrating and tedious,  as I have personally found out.

This is especially true if you don’t know what you are really looking for and just want to browse around and see “what”s out there”. While the I sites dotted around the regions are a good place to start, they may not have, what you are looking for.

Going online is another story, if you search day trips or day tours, not a lot of information readily comes to hand, you have to search for it, again you have to know what you are looking for.

I have personally have found, there are many places you can visit, most of them have websites but that is where it ends.

In my opinion and from a tourists point of view, if you want to promote any region and get more tourists & locals, to take an active interest, in what your region has to offer, you have to promote as one entity.

 While it is great that the I sites are there, the online presence is fractured, everyone is promoting their own thing, so to speak.  Some sites need badly updating, plus they are hard to find.

Businesses and tourist attractions, should know by now, that a good majority of people go online, to book trips and seek out information  and if its not readly available, they will look elsewhere.

In other words if your business or tourist attraction isn’t on the 1st or 2nd pages of Google or the like, your business or attraction maybe missing out.

So down to business,  only places I have personally visited will be listed on this blog. Every places I visit will be listed here and will have its own page.

I will also be including day trips to other regions in this blog.

There will be links to websites, photos and of course my personal views. I will also included information as to whether the location is wheelchair friendly.

These trips, are what I consider low cost, in most cases, they will only cost you time and petrol as food and drink can be taken with you, as well as, your sense of adventure.

If you would like to purchase any prints you see on this site, please email me @ brightchicphotography@gmail.com

All photos on this site are copyright @ Brightchic Photography 2014

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Day Trips for the uninspired. Things to see and do in and around the Manawatu, Tararua, Wairarapa, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Regions of New Zealand


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