Destination guide

Travel to secluded Tararua Forest Park

The forests and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Tararua Forest Park. This city's surfing, fishing and kayaking draw many visitors. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in Tararua Forest Park

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Tararua Forest Park a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Levin Racecourse (16.4 mi / 26.5 km)
  • Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre (19.1 mi / 30.7 km)
  • Palliser Estate (25.4 mi / 40.8 km)
  • Martinborough Vineyard (25.5 mi / 41.1 km)
  • Muirlea Rise (25.5 mi / 41.1 km)
  • Ata Rangi Vineyard (25.8 mi / 41.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Tararua Forest Park

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Tararua Forest Park is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Otaki Gorge (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Otaki Beach (13.5 mi / 21.8 km)
  • Nga Manu Nature Reserve (13.7 mi / 22 km)
  • Waikanae Beach (16.2 mi / 26 km)
  • Levin Public Gardens (16.3 mi / 26.2 km)
  • Paraparaumu Beach (17.8 mi / 28.7 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Tararua Forest Park

Fly into Paraparaumu (PPQ), the closest airport, located 17.5 mi (28.2 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Palmerston North (PMR-Palmerston North Intl.), which is 40.2 mi (64.6 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Tararua Forest Park?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 294 holiday lettings around Tararua Forest Park. From 186 Houses to 20 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Tararua Forest Park?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Tararua Forest Park. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • North Island: 7,940 holiday homes
  • Wellington City: 173 holiday homes
  • Palmerston North: 19 holiday homes
  • Otaki: 115 holiday homes
  • Paraparaumu Beach: 201 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Tararua Forest Park! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Tararua Forest Park?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Tararua Forest Park with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Wellington City: 173 holiday lettings
  • Palmerston North: 19 holiday lettings
  • Otaki: 115 holiday lettings
  • Lower Hutt: 188 holiday lettings
  • Masterton: 44 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Tararua Forest Park?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Tararua Forest Park are:

  • Masterton Airport (MRO): 107 self catering accommodations
  • Wellington International Airport (WLG): 177 self catering accommodations
  • Palmerston North Airport (PMR): 26 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Tararua Forest Park?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Tararua Forest Park. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Paraparaumu Beach: 201 holiday rentals
  • New Zealand Film Archive: 179 holiday rentals
  • Southward Car Museum: 201 holiday rentals
  • Paekakiri Beach: 216 holiday rentals
  • Mount Victoria Lookout: 180 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Tararua Forest Park listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.