Palmerston North, home to Massey University, is a vibrant, youthful city with an active student population. Set at the foot of the Tararua Mountain Range, on the eastern Manawatu Plains, Palmerston North is a city of sophistication and diversity, yet with all the freedom and space of a provincial centre. more
Palmerston North, also known locally as "Palmy" is situated on the Manawatu River and is New Zealand's seventh biggest city. It was named in honour of Viscount Palmerston, a former Prime Minister of Great Britain.
The original Maori clearing in what was once predominantly a forest area is known as 'The Square' today and is the centre point of the city. It's a seven hectare park of lawn, trees, fountains and gardens. It is also the point from where the main streets of the city are arranged.
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Mobile-friendly - Close to Palmerston North Central Business District and Massey University. 17 fully self-contained accommodation ground-floor apartments. Family and studio units most with double spa baths, luxury units with super-king beds. Ideal for corporate and family stays. 50+ channels with Guest Select in all units and Free Wireless Internet in all units. Children's playground. Swimming pool. Enquire about our Romantic Package.
Mobile-friendly - Located on a quiet back section, just a ONE MINUTE stroll to the Palmerston North CBD. Giving you peaceful surroundings and also convenience while you are away from home. All of our motels 13 ground floor accommodation units have been recently refurbished to a high standard, yet we are offering affordable rates, giving you real value for money.
Mobile-friendly - Welcome to our warm, affordable, well-appointed motel in quiet location close to public transport, restaurants and civic amenities in the delightful city of Palmerston North. Close to various recreational areas and Massey University. On-site parking. Friendly hosts keen to please – come stay. Great accommodation at affordable rates and friendly service in quiet location off Palmerston Norths main street.
Mobile-friendly - Palmerston North's newest accommodation at the right price! Complex fully air-conditioned. Three minutes walk to restaurants, five minutes to CBD. All suites designed with your comfort in mind making staying at B-K's Premier Palmerston North an enjoyable experience. Smart TVs. Executive suites. Recliner chairs. Conference facilities and gym. Centrally located opposite Arena Manawatu for indoor sports and events, stockcars, rugby.
Mobile-friendly - Whether you're looking for a campervan in Queenstown, a people mover from Auckland Airport or a rental car to drive from Christchurch to Auckland, DriveNow provides you with options from New Zealand's premier vehicle hire companies. Enjoy affordable car hire, campervan hire and vehicle rental at DriveNow.
Perfect transport or tour solution if someone in your group has a disability. We can carry wheelchairs, mobility scooters and power chairs. We offer a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle equipped with wheelchair lift and low steps. Capable of carrying large groups with provision to remain in wheelchairs. Disabled sports events, inclusive group charters, 'wheelie' friendly travel club, wheelchair accessible touring.
Mobile-friendly - Unique Holiday Tours have been touring New Zealand for over thirty years, offering the best value for money on escorted tours. Specifically designed for mature travellers we provide hassle-free, fun-filled holidays, full of experiences to create memories of a lifetime. Become acquainted with the real New Zealand, enquire today to secure your spot on our next tour.
Mobile-friendly - Spacious well-appointed studios in a picturesque setting in the heart of the city and easy walking distance to cafes, restaurants and the Convention Centre. Short drive to Massey University and the Airport. Free wireless broadband internet. Easy drive to Wellington and ferries. Friendly hosts keen to make your stay a pleasant one. Come stay.
Mobile-friendly - Centrally located along Palmerston North's premier accommodation strip, less than one kilometre's drive from Palmerston North's Square, CBD, Massey University and IPC. Extremely quiet, superior accommodation. Our 16 Executive Suites and 4 Premium Studio Units cater for both Corporate and Leisure customers. Swipecard security, Air-conditioning, Double spabaths, FREE Wireless Broadband, Café style breakfast available. Book online today.
Previously the Pahiatua Hospital, this icon of a bygone error has been tastefully renovated to create a comfortable and versatile facility. Our speciality is large groups of up to 66 people. We can create packages for conferences, sports-teams or school-groups, equestrian events, training camps, business, social, political, craft/hobby groups or just family get togethers, to suit your needs.
Mobile-friendly - Primrose Manor provides stylish accommodation in the heart of Palmerston North City. Two Ensuite double rooms available on a nightly basis. One room has a king bed which with advance notice can be split to make into a twin room. Facilities include a spacious well equipped kitchen, off-street parking and wireless internet. We're a short walk to Restaurants and Cafes.
Mobile-friendly - Newly renovated and affordable Motel Accommodation in the centre of Palmerston North. Just a 2 minute walk from the cafe's, restaurants, theatres, and shops. Free unlimited Ultra Fast Wi-Fi access and a Sky Decoder available in every room. All suites have full kitchen facilities. On-site facilities include a guest laundry, squash court, spa pool, and extra large car parking.
Mobile-friendly - Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and Heritage is at the cultural heart of a city that thrives on discovery - entertaining and inspiring people from all walks of life for more than 40 years. More than a museum and gallery, it's a place where concepts and communities come together, recognising the uniqueness of our growing region and its people.
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Mobile-friendly - Based in Tauranga, Whakatane, Palmerston North and Paraparaumu, Uzabus operates nationwide. Whether it is a bus charter for a team-building event, school trip or transport for your wedding, you are guaranteed a comfortable ride with our team. Choose Uzabus to look after your inbound tour group. Uzabus is the preferred transport provider for cruise ships visiting the Port of Tauranga.
This local favourite is a beautiful and extensive inner city park adjacent to the Manawatu River, which was opened to mark Queen Victoria's 60th Jubilee. Victoria Esplanade comprises of 19 hectares of stunning gardens and features, including bird aviaries, nature trails with a number of walks, a large duck pond, free barbeque facilities and children’s paddling pool and playgrounds.
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Learn to Skate with Swamp City Roller Derby
Kei te hiahia koe ki te ako i te reti rapa? Nā reira, Nau mai whakatau mai ki 'Ako i te Reti Rapa!' Ehara i te tī! You only live once!! Do you want to learn to skate? Come along to our 'Learn to skate!' Swamp ...
Where: Bell Hall, Palmerston North
Address: Waldegrave St, Palmerston North
From: 6:45pm on Monday 6th November 2023
To: 9:00pm on Monday 11th December 2023
Santa is coming to Cloud 9! Yes Father Christmas is visiting our Littlies sessions on the 11, 12 and 13 of December. Littlies taking part in the session that day will be able to meet him, get a wee treat, and enjoy ...
Where: Cloud 9 Trampoline Park, Palmerston North
Address: 37 Taonui St, Palmerston North
From: 9:00am on Monday 11th December 2023
To: 11:00am on Wednesday 13th December 2023
Yoga is a great way to help optimise your health, fitness and general well-being. The classes are designed to be suitable for all levels of ability and experience. And there are guaranteed to be poses to challenge ...
Where: Be Still Yoga, Palmerston North
Address: 37 Cambridge St, Palmerston North
From: 10:00am on Saturday 28th October 2023
To: 7:00pm on Thursday 21st December 2023
Rita Angus: New Zealand Modernist | He Ringatoi Hou o Aotear
This exhibition brings together 20 works by one of New Zealand’s most iconic 20th-century artists, Rita Angus (1908–1970). The paintings span Angus’s life and career as an artist, drawing out the ...
Where: Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Address: 326 Main St, Palmerston North
From: 10:00am on Saturday 9th December 2023
To: 5:00pm on Tuesday 6th February 2024
Paul Dibble: Continuum
An exploration of the creativity and career of one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most iconic sculptors, Paul Dibble. Manawatū has been home to Paul and his family since the late 70’s, with the Dibbles ...
Where: Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Address: 326 Main St, Palmerston North
From: 10:00am on Friday 8th December 2023
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 10th March 2024
Quiz Night - Brewer's Apprentice
Come join us for the weekly ritual on a Wednesday night, where you and your crew will negotiate five rounds of amazing trivia with Gee Quiz. Your team's street cred, life smarts and common sense will go a long way to ...
Where: Brewer's Apprentice, Palmerston North
Address: 334 Church St, Palmerston North
From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 26th April 2023
To: 9:00pm on Wednesday 13th December 2023
Everybody, Rock Your Body, Back Aches Back, Alright? Matthew Mann is the greatest songwriter he knows. But the judges on TV ratings phenomenon ‘Kiwi Talent’ are far more interested in the boy- band he fronted 27 ...
Where: Centrepoint Theatre, Palmerston North
Address: 280 Church St, Palmerston North
From: 7:30pm on Friday 17th November 2023
To: 11:59pm on Saturday 16th December 2023
2023 Christmas Season
Looking for a truly unique Christmas experience...? The Christmas Barn is unique. We've taken a barn in a rural setting and transformed it into a magical treasure trove full of gifts and stunning decorations with over ...
Where: The Christmas Barn, Palmerston North
Address: 1104 Lockwood Road, Palmerston North
From: 10:00am on Wednesday 18th October 2023
To: 4:00pm on Saturday 23rd December 2023
Emptiness: Exploring Reality - Meditation Class
Emptiness: Exploring Reality with resident teacher Birgit Saunders “… there is no greater method for experiencing peace of mind and happiness than to understand and meditate on emptiness.” – ...
Where: Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Palmerston North
Address: 174 Albert St, Palmerston North
From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 15th November 2023
To: 8:30pm on Wednesday 13th December 2023
Open Dance Classes
Mixed style dance classes in Palmerston North. Every Wednesday 6pm-7pm. Feeling like adding some fun and fitness into your week? Join us on a Wednesday evening for a little boogie, where you'll learn dance ...
Where: DanceWorks, Palmerston North
Address: 66 King Street, Palmerston North
From: 6:00pm on Wednesday 11th January 2023
To: 7:00pm on Wednesday 20th December 2023