Fodor's Expert Review Te Apiti Wind Farm
The original New Zealand wind farm makes a dramatic sight on the ranges that overlook Palmerston North. A drive up steep Saddle Road to the largest windmills (there is a parking lot beneath a huge one) yields fantastic views. Look south and you'll also see the Tararua Wind Farm, currently the country's biggest. Returning to the city via Woodville and the Manawatu Gorge makes an enjoyable, scenic road trip. Maps are available from Palmerston North's i-SITE Centre.