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Palmerston North Travel Wiki

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Travel to Palmerston North

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New Zealand’s North Island may be the smaller of the two but certainly packs a punch in terms of fantastic places to visit, extensive Maori history and views to write home about. The city of Palmerston North is commonly referred to by locals as Palmerston, or even Palmy. It is the main city of the Manawatu-Wanganui region and is located about 140km north of the capital, Wellington. Palmerston North is a sizeable city kept lively by a large population of university students. There are a great number of options to spend your day including exploring museums, sampling local restaurants and visiting the rose gardens.

Whether visiting this thriving city for a business trip or a well-deserved holiday there is great Palmerston North accommodation options available. Stop in one of the motel and conference centres located conveniently right in the centre of the city for all your business needs. Spend a weekend away with the whole family in a fully self-serviced Palmerston North apartment and fill your time with fantastic New Zealand adventures or stay in a beautiful bed and breakfast with all the mod cons and take a day trip out to one of the nearby wine regions for a romantic getaway. Palmerston North accommodation caters to every visitor.

 

Travel and vacation in Palmerston North, New Zealand

Here you can find information about travel and holiday trips to New Zealand. You will find travel deals as well as general travel information, guides, “good to know” and facts about New Zealand. We try to find the best travel video about the city and its surroundings and we write about the best sights, shopping and things to do. You will also find updated current weather and forecasts. The current exchange rates are also updated many times a day.

Best of Palmerston North

What to see and do in Palmerston North ?

With impressive manor houses, luxury apartments and resorts, holiday accommodation in Palmerston North is sure to meet every visitors needs. The town also offers a fantastic range of motels, lodges, cottages and bed and breakfasts to ensure you have a wonderful stay.

Palmerston North has a fantastic and temperate climate, making it the perfect place to visit for a warm summer holiday or cool winter getaway. Although Palmy is located inland there is definitely no shortage of things to see and do in this great city.

Palmerston North has a very youthful vibe, probably because of its students spread throughout all studying at the Massey University, it is well worth a visit to soak up that youthful energy and admire the architecture. There is a real historical buzz to Palmerston North, many of the original stores date back to the 1920s and 1930s and have been transformed into funky caféS, restaurants and boutiques.

A must see is The Square, located in the city centre, it is Palmy’s first park. The area is huge and is dotted with an array of green lawns for picnicking or lakes for lazing by. Spend your day admiring Palmy’s green thumb efforts and hire a retro tandem bike to cruise around the gardens and the city. The Square also contains the city’s war memorial – a must-see.

Another garden worth visiting is the Victoria Esplanade Gardens. Covered in native bushland it is a great place to spend the day out with the family, there is everything on hand including a café and even a mini railway for the kids.

New Zealand’s famous wine areas of Martinborough and Hawkes Bay are both located close by, day tours are available to book from the information centre.

If you are a rugby buff then don’t miss the New Zealand Rugby Museum, which has the most comprehensive collection of rugby memorabilia and records in all of New Zealand. If golf is more your cup of tea, make sure you stop by the Manawatu Gold Club, it is the oldest golf course in New Zealand and has a proud history. It is located beside the Manawatu River and Centennial Lagoon.

Some great events to pencil in on your next visit to Palmerston North is Esplanade Day in February, Festival of cultures in March, the International Spring Festival held in September and Swampfest also held in September, it is one fun filled day

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City Tourist Information

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Biggest City New Zealand

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New Zealand Holidays

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VR from Queenstown, Dart River

What to see in Queenstown, New Zealand ? Take a trip with Dart River Funyak. An amazing escape deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park and an opportunity to get close to nature. Mount Aspiring National Park is on the South Island, north of Fiordland National Park. The park forms part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site. Mount Aspiring National Park was established in 1964 as New Zealand's tenth National Park. The park covers 3,562 square kilometres,...

Online weather and forecast

The weather and weather forecast for the coming days will be updated several times every day

Palmerston North
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Online currency exchange rates

The actual exchange rates will be updated several times every day

NZD - New Zealand Dollar
GBP
2.0141
EUR
1.7100
USD
1.5622
CAD
1.1740
AUD
1.0425

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