Appleby is the country district around the lower Waimea River about five kilometres outside Richmond.
Belgrove is the last settlement before heading south on State Highway 6 over Spooner’s Range.
The extension of the railway from Tadmor to Glenhope in 1912 brought life to this country district located 41 kilometres from Murchison.
Golden Downs has been a centre of forestry since the late 1920s.
Gowanbridge is farming country dominated by large holdings and is best known as the gateway to Lake Rotoroa.
Mangarākau is a remote settlement south of the Whanganui Inlet on the northwestern edge of Tasman District.
The rural district of Onekaka is north of Takaka on the Onekaka Road.
Totaranui is the northern end of the Abel Tasman National Park coastal track, about an hour’s drive from Takaka on an unsealed road or two hours by boat from Marahau at the other end of the track.