Local Activities and Attractions
Pukepapa Lodge is only a few minutes from the Marton's shopping centre and park recreation areas, as well as prestigious local boarding Schools Nga Tawa and Huntley Colleges, and is in the centre of the Rangitikei's antique, historic architecture and garden trails. Local taxi service is available. Marton's tree-lined streets are graced with beautiful character buildings, homes and gardens, with pockets of vintage cottages and villas, along with a diversity of well-established businesses - including the only malting plant in the country ... your beer starts here!
Marton is the hub of the scenic rural Rangitikei with its remarkable bush-clad cliffs, rolling hills and majestic river terrace landscapes, with the rural service towns of Taihape to the north and Bulls to the south. The Rangitikei region's largest town, Marton is centrally placed in an ideal location to explore the Rangitikei and its surrounding districts with their snow skiing in winter, and walking, tramping, trout fishing, tramping, hunting, horse trekking, jet boating, bungy-jumping, abseiling, kayaking and white water rafting in the warmer spring, summer and autumn months. The Ohakea Air Force Base and Feilding's Manfeild Park car racing circuit are also nearby, as is the National Army Museum at Waiouru. Details and directions are available at Bulls, Marton, Hunterville, Mangaweka, and Taihape Information Centres.
National Park and Mt Ruapehu are also close by and both Palmerston North (regional airport) and Wanganui are within a 30 minute drive while Wellington (International airport), Taranaki (regional airport) and Taupo (local airport), are all only a 2 hour drive away. National and Regional bus services are available, and the Auckland-Wellington Train at Palmerston North.