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Palmerston North City offers the sophistication and diversity of a major city, surrounded by an outdoor enthusiasts dream.
Heritage collections, art galleries and urban street art are prominent in Palmerston North, and go hand in hand with the colourful array of cafes and dinning options that will take your taste buds on a tour of the world.

Located 2 hours drive from Wellington and 70mins flight from Auckland, Palmerston North is well located to all major transport links.

The weather in Palmerston North in November/December is late spring early summer.  Temperatures vary from 18-25dC - 64-77F.

It is home to Massey University. Massey University continues to be the leader in land-based sciences, the development, production and packaging of food, education, sports exercise and management, business, social work and social policy, Maori development, IT and engineering. It is also home to the newly launched WH Oliver Humanities Research Academy, and New Zealand’s only veterinary science programme, which is one of a few vet schools outside of North America that have received American veterinary medical association accreditation.

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The following are some of the things that you can see and do in Palmerston North


The New Zealand Rugby Museum contains New Zealands biggest and most comprehensive collection of rugby memorabilia and records, including some of the world's rarest rugby artefacts.


Feilding's coach House Museum is home to an outstanding collections of New Zealand's rural heritage, showcasing over 140 years of history.  Visit the coachhouse and a fascinating historical journey through the lives of early setters and the development of the region.


The cultural heart of the city, Te Manawa is a museum of art, science and history.  Learn about the Manawatu regions nationally significant Taonga, as well as contemport art, science and heritage collections.


Victoria Esplanade comprises of 19 hectares of stunning gardens and features including bird aviaries, nature trails and a number of walks and a large duck pond. The onsite cafe offers tasty treats, ice cream and drinks, while a minature railway offers rides on weekends. Within the esplanade is the Dougal McKenzie rose garden which 5,500 varities and incorporates the International Rose Trial Grounds.


Palmerston North is surrounded by beautiful countryside.  A great way to experience this is by trying one of our local walking trails


Palmerston North has a fantastic selection of shopping ranging from boutiques to malls and restaurants.  We enjoy a culturally diverse city.  This is reflected in our fantastic selection of local restaurants.