5 things to do in Horowhenua this summer

Summer is upon us in Horowhenua and it's the ideal time to make the most of our local offerings. From the coast to the countryside, our district is brimming with opportunities for a memorable summer. Here are five things to do right here in Horowhenua this season.

Strawberry season

Begin your summer adventure by indulging in juicy, locally-grown strawberries. Lewis Farms and Shirley's Strawberries offer delicious fresh strawberries and delightful real fruit ice cream. At Shirley's Strawberries, you can even pick your own fresh strawberries! Yum!

Beach bliss

On those warm summer days, head to our beautiful local beaches. Whether it's Waitārere Beach, Foxton Beach or any one of our beautiful coastal paradises, there's nothing quite like a refreshing swim in the sea. Soak up the sun, build sandcastles, or simply relax by the shore.

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New discoveries

Explore something new in your own backyard. Visit the iconic De Molen Windmill in Foxton, a living piece of Dutch heritage, or drop by Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, a cultural hub offering intriguing exhibitions and activities. It's your chance to uncover local treasures.

Take a walk

Discover the natural beauty of Horowhenua by taking a leisurely walk along the Foxton River Loop or around the serene Papaitonga Scenic Reserve. These walking trails provide a peaceful escape, perfect for connecting with nature.


Local events

Join in on the community spirit by attending local events. Head down to the AP&I Show for some country fun on 20 & 21 January 2024, or take a trip back in time by going along to the Medieval Market on Saturday 10 February 2024.

Bring on summer 

However you plan on spending your summer, make sure you get out and about and see what Horowhenua has to offer

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