About Foxton

Foxton is a thriving township with local and national branded businesses. Surrounded to the North, East and South by agricultural and pastoral farming, Foxton also supports a number of commercial and service industries and an all-weather racecourse.

Tourism is a major part of the District and Foxton's economy. Foxton is the home of NZ's horse-drawn tram plus a sound and movie museum; tram and trolley bus museum; flax stripper museum; dutch windmill and more. People come to see Foxton Beach with its famous sand dunes or to play the local golf course.

Foxton Fizz proudly Kiwi owned since 1918 is still produced in the town and a true icon of the area. Foxton is home to several schools for a small town including Manawatu College, Foxton Beach School, Foxton Primary, Coley Street School and St Mary’s. The Knowledge City Palmerston North is only 25 minutes away providing even more education opportunities up to tertiary level.

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Foxton Beach is a popular holiday area. The Manawatu River Mouth, estuary and ocean support sea and river fishing, white baiting, surfing, sailing and swimming. You will also see jet skis, power boats and kayaks. Due to the solid sand and prevail wind Kite Surfing, land boarding and beach buggying has become a popular beach activity at Foxton. The Foxton Beach residential area has seen recent growth and development with new housing and substantial upgrading of earlier homes. A number of residents from Wellington to Palmerston North have their “bach” at Foxton Beach and the Manawatu Marine Boat Club known affectionately as the “Yacht Club” locally is the social hub for residents.

The Manawatu River Estuary is a world renowned conservation area and is a popular spot for those watching the migratory bird species which inhabit the flats.