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Owhango is a small town in New Zealand situated about south of Taumarunui on State Highway 4.Formerly Owhango was a mill town, milling native timbers from around the local area. The mill burned to the ground in the 1970s. Many of the mill houses are now holiday homes owned by city dwellers keen on the skiing, fishing, hunting, canoeing and tramping opportunities that abound in the surrounding area. The village has a population of little more than 200 and has a primary school, garage (no fuel sold there, however), hotel, accommodation lodges, cottages for hire and bed and breakfast/homestay places and a cafe and public hall where the market is held once a month.The village is one of the most picturesque in New Zealand with a backdrop of native forest and Mount Ruapehu. In the spring, the village trees and gardens are alive with native birds, most notably tui and Kererū. A delightful domain set amongst native forest features large open playing fields, children's play area and two tennis courts.LocationOwhango is located on the 39° latitude line, placing it on the boundary of the old Auckland Province and Wellington Provinces. Half way through Owhango is the sign marking "39° South". This sign is accurate (to within a few metres) when using NZ Geodetic Datum 1949. The position of 39° South when using WGS84 (or NZ Geodetic Datum 2000) is about 196 metres further south. Owhango is in Manawatu-Wanganui Region. Make your own Owhango vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our New Zealand trip itinerary planner.
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