Norsewood is the northern-most settlement of Tararua District in the lower North Island of New Zealand. It is a popular stopping place for tourists and motorists on State Highway 2. Settled in the 1870's by Scandinavian migrants Norsewood retains a unique character; children learn Scandinavian dance at school, Norway's Constitution Day is celebrated by the locals and many of the local attractions give insight into the past. Even the street names reflect Norsewood's unusual heritage!
Discover New Zealand's hidden heritage by taking the turn off to Norsewood.