Stormy Point Route is a brilliant alternative to getting to Feilding and Palmerston North city, away from State Highway One.

Named after the Stormy Point lookout, where the views are phenomenal, stretching as far as Mt. Egmont and Mt. Ruapehu, and the West Coast. You’ll also see one of the best-preserved sequences of river terraces in the world. This route takes you high above diverse, lush farmland, through winding country lanes and past gardens, a boutique wool mill and a stunning artist’s haven. Keep an eye out for roadside stalls and quirky boutique stores. 

Starting from Feilding in the South and from the State Highway One turnoff at Vinegar Hill in the North, the Stormy Point route takes you through hilly countryside with stunning scenery. 

Vinegar Hill

Turn off of State Highway and start your scenic journey along this stunning route. 

Vinegar Hill Domain

A popular campground that’s ideal for kayaking, swimming, bushwalking and exploring. 

Rewa Gallery

Meet the Artist Stewart Fulljames in his bright red shop and gallery. 


A charming rural village set amongst the agricultural plains and sweeping mountain ranges. 

Cheltenham Hotel

Stop in and enjoy a meal with the locals at The Cheltenham Hotel, one of NZ’s best country pubs. 

Almadale Scenic Reserve

Take a picnic, go for a short walk or even have a swim in the river at this tranquil reserve. 

Menzies Ford

A lovely little reserve ideal for a picnic and a quick dip in the river to cool off. 


Finish in Friendly Feilding, winner of New Zealand’s most beautiful town award 16 times!