Those who visit often wonder, what is there to do?
Here's a snapshot of our town of Feilding, and our region.
To the south of Feilding is one of the last remaining stands of original forest. Also known as Kitchener Park this patch of bush was saved, giving a jaw dropping impression of what Manawatū was once like.
A wide boardwalk provides safe passage through the massive, totara and matai trees. And the upgraded walkway from Rata Street in Feilding makes for a very pleasant 20 minute walk from town.
Feilding's cafe culture is alive and well! Seventeen coffee outlets can be found in the CBD (Feb 2022).
Kowhai Park playground
The new playground was completed and opened in 2021, with areas of play for children of all ages.
Coach House Museum
Our local museum has Feilding's longest mural, and reputedly the largest collection of restored John Deere machinery in the Southern Hemisphere. And a most creative way of telling Feilding's history.
Open every day from 10am to 4pm
Charges - Adults $12, 5-17yrs $6
Mt Taylor Walkway
This hidden away walkway is a pleasant surprise! Access on foot from Feilding from the end of Homelands Ave, along the recently completed walkway (2020) to the Quail Ave development. From here head up the hill to Mallard Ave.
To aid safety, it should be completed in an anti clockwise direction. And there are two significantly steep sections.
The long awaited for skate park in the Makino Precinct, completed in 2020, is Feilding's third, found beside the swimming pool and mini golf.
A unique 18 hole mini golf course with a Feilding flavour.
Open - weekends and school holidays
Cost - $5 adults, $2 child & GC holders. NB cash or phone banking only
Makino Aquatic Centre
The revamped covered pool reopened in 2016 with 25m lane pool, and children's learning area. Outside during summer months is a 50m lane pool and diving pool.
These take place on Fridays, lasting for an hour, giving 'townies' a better understanding of an important part of our town.
Bookings at the Feilding Information Centre
$10 per adult
Available at the Feilding Golf Course, on Sundays, during daylight saving hours. Nine or 18 holes, $10ea for nine holes, or $25 for a family. BYO ball, or hire coloured ones. A lot of fun!
National Kowhai Collection
Feilding displays the national collection of the eight New Zealand species of kowhai. Hardly surpringly, this is located in Kowhai Park! Info panels give more information at the South Street end, with the collection stretching to the new children's playground.
Cross Hills Gardens
One of two public gardens in Kimbolton, twenty minutes north from Feilding, well known for their rhododendron growing conditions. Cross Hills is extensive with plenty to explore and great views.
Open everyday from September to May, 10:30am to 5pm
Admission - $5 adult but $10 in October & November (children no charge)