Kiwi House Sitters

The largest pet & house sitting site in New Zealand

House Sitting Manawatū-Whanganui

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The Manawatū-Whanganui region of New Zealand calls out to anyone yearning to reconnect with nature.

Walk through spectacular volcanic scenery and lush rainforests, experience the joys of Gumboot throwing at the annual Gumboot festival in Taihape, and then throw yourself at any number of water sports.

Pet Sitting and House Sitting in Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand

With two large rivers, the Whanganui and the Manawatu, it is fertile farming country. There are many beautiful small towns, and a number of larger towns like Palmerston North.

White-water rafting, kayaking, abseiling, jet-boating, horse-trekking, trout fishing and snow skiing are popular, as are the incredible walks through national parks featuring your choice of volcanic or rainforest terrain. There are also many historical and cultural features and events to put on your calendar.

Better for the pets

Pet sitting means that the sitter is living in the pet's home while the owner is away. The pets get to stay in their own familiar environment, with human company and love—making it the very best option for the pet's health and emotional well-being, in most cases.

Free for owners

It is 100% free for owners join and find pet sitters—and the pet sitters will usually sit for free. Oh, and they provide in-house security and garden maintenance at the same time.

We are the original Pet Sitting site

We've been doing pet sitting much longer than any of the new "pet" websites—most home owners get house sitters because they want someone to look after their pets i.e. pet sitting. Over more than a decade we have developed many layers of robust security and a surprisingly easy and rewarding user experience.


House sitting jobs in Manawatū-Whanganui

Yes, there are often wonderful house sitting jobs in Manawatū-Whanganui, and Kiwi House Sitters is the best way to find them. We have been market leaders for a long time and provide a safe and practical service with friendly support.

  • LARGEST and most trusted NZ sitting site
  • MORE HOUSE SITTING JOBS than any other NZ site
  • EVEN MORE OWNERS who contact sitters directly i.e. no Ad
  • SECURE in-house messaging system
  • SAVE A FORTUNE in rent

Kiwi House Sitters is the largest and most active house sitting community in New Zealand. With far more houses sitting jobs, every month, than any other site, this is the right place to jump in. Click here to find out HOW IT WORKS.

Pet and House Sitting in Manawatu-Wanganui

Finding pet sitters & house sitters in Manawatū-Whanganui

Discover lovely pet, dog and house sitters in Manawatū-Whanganui willing to look after your house, pets and garden FOR FREE .

  • LOVING in-home care for your pets
  • FREE pet and house sitting
  • FREE to join, free to place a house Ad - for ever!
  • SECURE: In-house messaging keeps it safe
  • HOME & GARDEN: Security and maintenance

Kiwi House Sitters is the largest house sitting site in New Zealand, providing market leading security, support and service. Join for free and enjoy real peace of mind while you’re away. Click here to find out HOW IT WORKS.



There are lots of house-holders in this lovely part of the world, so housesitting in Manawatū-Whanganui is always an option worth considering.


Manawatū-Whanganui is located in the south of the North Island of the country. It incorporates the busy towns of Whanganui and Palmerston North. The region is also home to at least four large volcanoes, including Mount Ruapehu, which is one of the most active volcanoes in the world, having last erupted in 1996. The other popular volcanoes include Ngauruhoe and Tongariro.

The national parks Pureora, Tongariro and Whanganui are home to some of the world's most exotic creatures like the Parma Wallaby. The parks are also places where many adventure sport activities are offered including whitewater rafting, jet boating and skiing.


The New Zealand Rugby Union Museum, in Palmerston North, is ESSENTIAL on any tourist itinerary. For Kiwi Rugby tragics, it is a mountaintop experience of sheer bliss and for everyone else, it is a window into an obsession that has helped to define a nation.

And you wouldn't want to miss the annual Gumboot Festival in Taihape, the self-proclaimed "Gumboot Capital of the World". Throw a gumboot and see how you compare with the pros.