Owhango trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
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.With the Inspirock custom trip planner, Owhango and other destinations across the globe can be made central to your personalized travel plans.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Owhango
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Owhango
Places to visit with Owhango
Recently planned trips to Manawatu-Wanganui Region
4 days in Palmerston North BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND August, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, hidden gems Preferences: August, relaxing, romantic, historic sites Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in North Island BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND September, relaxing, romantic, popular sights Preferences: September, relaxing, romantic Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 3 days in Ruapehu BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND August, teens, popular sights Preferences: August, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in North Island BY A USER FROM CANADA August, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, outdoors, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 8 days in Taupo & Ruapehu BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium