Palmerston North

Palmerston North is a sizeable city kept lively by a large population of university students. Enjoy the museums, restaurants and rose gardens.

Palmerston North City offers the sophistication and diversity of a major city with all the freedom and space of a provincial centre. Enjoy museums, cafes, and the vibrant arts scene.

The city of Palmerston North is bordered by the Tararua and Ruahine mountain ranges, spectacularly divided by the Te ApitiManawatu Gorge.

Museums, heritage collections and art galleries are prominent, and go hand in hand with the colourful array of cafes and dining options. Visit the New Zealand Rugby Museum and go on a journey to discover the story behind the sport that shaped New Zealand. See some of the world’s rarest rugby artefacts, and learn about our rugby greats.

A year-round calendar of events keeps the city alive and humming, from motorsport mayhem, to urban festivals of creativity and music that bring the streets alive with their colour and sounds. Accommodation options are wide and varied.

An interNationaly recognised theatre scene provides entertainment for all genres, while the local music scene thrives with a mixture of mainstream and ‘underground’ venues that cater to wide and varied tastes.

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@ The Hub Accommodation Ltd - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
4.80 10 Reviews
Palmerston North, Palmerston North
063568880
@ The Hub ‘west' can now offer completely refurbished up-market accommodation for the budget conscious guest. Relax in stylish comfort in spacious, well appointed rooms that can offer a picturesque view of the square or Palmerston North's City Centre. Whether you are in Palmerston No... (more)
Aabode Motor Lodge - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
8.90 15 Reviews
Roslyn, Palmerston North
0800088702
The A'Abode Motor Lodge is warm, comfortable and convenient for either a stopover or a longer stay in the Palmerston North area. The location in unbeatable, opposite the local hospital and only 2km to airport and the city centre. The motor lodge afford a few different types of accommoda... (more)
Acacia Court Motel - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
Takaro, Palmerston North
0800685586
6 ground-floor units serviced daily: 2 studio (sleep 1-3), 4 x 1-bedroom (sleep up to 5). All units have fully equipped kitchen, microwave. Queen-size beds. 8 Sky TV channels. Truck parking. Close to international airport, hospital, sports arena and city. 500m to railway station. Hairdryer... (more)
Accommodation Gateway Motel - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
7.20 5 Reviews
Highbury, Palmerston North
0800636465
Accommodation Gateway Motel is located in Palmerston North. It has 22 ground floor units ideal for corporates, families and teams and the room options are studios, 1&2 brm units and 1 spacious 3brm unit. Breakfast dining room available for smorgasbord continental or cooked breakfast select... (more)
A'La Vista Motel - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
8.80 261 Reviews
West End, Palmerston North
0800108484
A'La Vista Motel is located in Palmerston North and is close to the CBD, Massey University, College of Education and UCOL. It has 17 spacious self-contained ground floor units and the room selections are 12 studios, 4x1brm and 1x2brm with 32" flatscreen TVs. Palmerston North is situated... (more)
Alpha Motor Inn - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
8.00 192 Reviews
Palmerston North, Palmerston North
0800777070
Just 5 minutes’ walk from Palmerston’s city centre, Alpha Motor Inn offers accommodation with a TV and cooking facilities. Guests enjoy a hot tub, a trampoline and BBQ facilities. Alpha Motel is 10 minutes’ walk from The Square and 7 minutes’ drive from Palmerston North Golf Club. Masse... (more)
Always Inn Motel - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
7.80 20 Reviews
Roslyn, Palmerston North
0800125929
Affordable. 2km to city centre or airport, 1km to hospital. All units with shower, Sky Digital TV, microwave, fridge, wireless broadband. 4 studio units (sleep 1-3), with tea/coffee/toast-making facilities; 3x1-brm family units (sleep 2-6) with kitchen. All ground-floor units. Cooked or co... (more)
Ambassador Motel - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
7.50 308 Reviews
West End, Palmerston North
0800486596
Featuring an outdoor swimming pool set in spacious grounds, Ambassador Motel offers a peaceful retreat in a quiet area of Palmerston North. Free Wi-Fi and free off-street parking are provided. All accommodation was refurbished in January 2013, with fresh paint and quality bed linens. Ea... (more)
Arena Lodge - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
9.20 139 Reviews
Palmerston North, Palmerston North
0800881255
Arena Lodge is a Qualmark 4-star plus Motel in Palmerston North. It has 16 luxury suites and the room options are studios, 1&2brm suites and 3brm apartments. The 3brm apartments are 2 storeys with 2 bathrooms. Conference venue located next to lodge catering for small or large groups. Ar... (more)
Aspree Motor Inn - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
8.20 163 Reviews
Palmerston North, Palmerston North
0800700MAIN
Located just 2.5 km from the Palmerston North city centre, the Aspree Motor Inn is a 10-minute drive from Palmerston North Airport. It offers free Wi-Fi, a restaurant and free parking on site. All rooms have been refurbished between 2011 and 2014. They offer a microwave, toaster and tea... (more)
ASURE Colonial Court Motel - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
8.50 102 Reviews
West End, Palmerston North
0800225645
Asure Colonial Court Motel consists of 13 spacious motel units, 3x2 bedroom units, 6x1 bedroom units and 4 studios. Eight units have single or double spa baths. Access/disability units. Wireless internet access available and Sky TV in all units. Asure Colonial Court Motel is the closest... (more)
Aubyn Court Spa Motel - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
9.00 388 Reviews
Palmerston North, Palmerston North
0800908988
Just 10 minutes’ walk from Te Manawa Museum, Aubyn Court Spa Motel offers self-contained accommodation with a private spa bath and flat-screen TV with 50+ satellite channels. Guests have access to free WiFi, a sauna and fitness centre. All accommodation is heated and includes a well-equ... (more)
Avenue Motel Palmerston North - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
8.80 73 Reviews
West End, Palmerston North
0800116333
A 1-minute walk from Palmerston North’s town centre, Avenue Motel Palmerston North enjoys a convenient yet quiet location. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi access throughout the entire property. The heated guest rooms are fitted with a fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, and a toaster. Each ro... (more)
Awatea Park Motel - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
8.10 135 Reviews
Palmerston North
0800502040
Featuring a garden setting, the Awatea Park Motel offers apartments opening onto the beautiful Awatea Park. A 5-minute drive from Massey University and the centre of Palmerston North, it offers free on-site parking. Guests enjoy 50 MB of free Wi-Fi per day. Heated guest rooms are fitted... (more)
8.70 271 Reviews
Roslyn, Palmerston North
0800828082
Welcome to Aztec Motel - Palmerston North Accommodation Aztec Motel is situated out of the central business district but is handy to all amenities that Palmerston North and the Manawatu District has to offer. Palmerston North has some wonderful restaurants to try, many of which offer charge-back facilities, close to airport. For those hot summer days a dip in the swimming pool is a must while the children try out the trampoline. We are conv... (more)
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Bella Vista Motel Palmerston North - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
8.50 51 Reviews
West End, Palmerston North
0800235528
Situated along Palmerston’s main thoroughfare, Bellavista offers pleasant studios, a business centre and free parking. It is a 5-minute walk from the city centre’s dining options and Lido Swimming Complex. Located adjacent to a bus stop,Bellavista Motel North Palmerston is a 30-minute w... (more)
Bentleys Motor Inn - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
8.50 156 Reviews
West End, Palmerston North
080023685397
Featuring a sauna, squash court and fitness centre, Bentleys Motor Inn is just 5 minutes’ drive from A and P Showgrounds. Satellite TV and a DVD player are standard in all rooms. Guests enjoy 50 MB of free internet each day. All rooms are heated, and have a kitchenette or kitchen with a... (more)
Big Five Motel - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
8.50 82 Reviews
West End, Palmerston North
08002443483
Big Five Motel has 14 non-smoking units with a combination of older and newer units in a tasteful animal themed interior decor, king size and king single beds, and access facilities for some rooms. Studio and family units come with kitchen facilities and ensuite units with microwave, fridg... (more)
B-K's Motor Lodge - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
9.30 267 Reviews
Palmerston North, Palmerston North
0800222830
B-K's Motor Lodge Palmerston North is a self-contained & serviced motel. Guests can choose from 35 spacious luxury studio and 1brm suites. B-K's Motor Lodge Palmerston North is situated at 102 Cuba Street. Tariff: 2 persons from $135; corporate rates available; peak rates may apply. Boo... (more)
Braemar Motor Lodge - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
8.70 66 Reviews
Roslyn, Palmerston North
0800355805
Braemar Motor Lodge offers self-catering accommodation just 300 metres from the shops and restaurants in Palmerston North city centre. All rooms include satellite TV and cooking facilities. Each room at Braemar Lodge is located on the ground floor and includes a DVD player, heated towel... (more)
Broadway Motor Inn - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
8.40 317 Reviews
Palmerston North, Palmerston North
0800600625
Offering free Wi-Fi and free on-site parking, Broadway Motor Inn is a 2-minute drive from the centre of Palmerston North and a 10-minute drive from Palmerston North International Airport. All apartments feature a kitchen with a double hot-plate, a microwave and kitchenware. Each offers ... (more)
Camelot Motor Lodge - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
8.90 104 Reviews
Palmerston North
0800321295
Camelot Motor Lodge is located in Palmerston North. It has 20 executive ground floor units and guests have the option of choosing from studio, 1brm suites or spacious 2brm apartments. It is in a central city location and 200m to The Square and Plaza Shopping Centre, centrally located for M... (more)
8.40 182 Reviews
Roslyn, Palmerston North
0800115588
Carramar Motor Inn Welcomes You Carramar Motor Inn is the ideal location to get away from the bustle of the city, situated directly opposite Palmerston North hospital yet only a 5 minute drive to the town centre and 4 kms to the airport. We have 39 fully serviced units offering exceptional value, with a variety to suit every type of traveller. Executive suites Apartment suites Studios Family Units Also available is easy acc... (more)
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Chancellor Motor Lodge and Conference Centre - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
9.20 145 Reviews
Palmerston North
0800370781
Free Wi-Fi and barbecue facilities are on offer at Chancellor Motor Lodge, which is just 3 minutes’ drive from the Palmerston North Showgrounds. It offers accommodation with a private patio and lovely garden views. Chancellor Motor Lodge and Conference Centre is 10 minutes’ walk from On... (more)
City Corporate Motor Inn - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
9.60 128 Reviews
Palmerston North
0800888289
City Corporate Inn offers elegant self-catering units with double spa bathtubs and large flat-screen TVs. Offering free parking, it is less than a 5-minute drive from the center of Palmerston North. Fitted with classic wood furnishings, air conditioned residences are equipped with leath... (more)
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  • Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
    Wed 27 Feb 2019 4:00PM / Theatre
    Join Mr. Bubbles with his extraordinary soap bubbles in all shapes and sizes. Enjoy bouncy bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, smoke bubbles, square bubbles, giant bubbles and even fire bubbles. Interactive and suitable for ... more
  • The Royal, Palmerston North
    Thu 14 Feb 2019 8:00PM / Comedy
    Fresh & Funny is the new name of Palmerston North's premier stand-up comedy open mic. Get yourself along and check out this comedic sandpit where local comedians get up to test out their new material. Every fortnight ... more
  • Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
    Fri 1 Mar 2019 4:00PM / Outdoors, Tramping
    Take a 10km coastal stroll along the wild West Coast of New Zealand with Robert Hodgson and others as your guides. The Twilight Beach Walk is the Manawatu Walking Festival’s most popular walk, linking Himatangi to ... more
  • Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
    Sat 2 Mar 2019 8:30AM / Outdoors, Tramping
    The popular Totara Reserve Fern Walk, hosted by Horizons Regional Council in the Pohangina Valley, some 35kms from Palmerston North, leads you through the most intact part of what is one of the regions most ancient and ... more
  • Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
    Sat 2 Mar 2019 8:30AM / Outdoors, Tramping
    The Kahikatea Walk is an easy 45 minute guided walk in the Pohangina Valley with a great introduction to nature. A guide will lead us along an easy to follow track that is suitable for children of all ages. As the name ... more
  • Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
    Sat 2 Mar 2019 9:00AM / Outdoors, Tramping
    Te Apiti – Manawatu Gorge, with its native bush, wildlife and stunning views, is one of Manawatu’s icons and is the scenic divide between the Tararua and Ruahine mountain ranges. Carved by the Manawatu River ... more
  • Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
    Sat 2 Mar 2019 8:30AM / Outdoors, Tramping
    The Tara-Mana Crossing is a serious tramp over the Tararua Ranges starting on the Naenae Track and taking you from the Tararua region to the Manawatu. This walk will be led by Ian Argyle who in 2018 was awarded the ... more
  • Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
    Sat 2 Mar 2019 5:00PM / Outdoors, Tramping
    Join this relaxed guided walk with Te Manawa’s Toni Edmeades to explore the many art sculptures throughout the centre of Palmerston North. The city is home to a multitude of artistic features – sculptures, ... more
  • Barista Cafe, Palmerston North
    Sun 20 Jan 2019 11:00AM / Photography
    About "Amélie of Palmy" A community project for lovers and yet-to-be lovers of the French hit film Amélie (2001). A series of creative events connecting aspects of the film to Palmerston North will lead us to a ... more
  • Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
    Sun 3 Mar 2019 7:50AM / Outdoors, Tramping
    This is a fantastic opportunity to venture into the Ruahine Ranges to the headwaters of the picturesque Oroua River and see the habitat of the whio (blue duck) and perhaps the birds themselves. Our host Janet Wilson is ... more
  • Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
    Sun 3 Mar 2019 8:50AM / Outdoors, Tramping
    Nested between the Manawatu and Tararua mountain ranges and home to an array of native birds and trees, the 11.2km Te Apiti – Manawatu Gorge Track walk is a must-do in Manawatu. The longest of all the Gorge tracks, ... more
  • Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
    Sun 3 Mar 2019 8:00AM / Outdoors, Tramping
    Starting in Manawatu, the Mana-Tara Crossing takes you up onto the Tararua Ranges along North Range Road, and down into the Tararua District to the former Bridge Cafe site, some 5kms south of Woodville, in the Tararua ... more
  • Farmers Department Store, Palmerston North
    Mon 11 Mar 2019 6:15PM / Mind & Body
    ‘Beauty Made For You’ Event presented by Trudi Brewer. You are invited to a Farmers Beauty Week event, to learn makeup skills tailor-made for you. Join editor Trudi Brewer and discover the best beauty buys ... more
  • Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
    Tue 12 Mar 2019 7:30PM / Singer-Songwriter
    Greg Johnson continues his acclaimed 'Every Song Has A Story' tour in 2019 - by request performing in more NZ cities and towns. Greg will strip back each song in intimate duo mode, with his special guest guitarist ... more
  • Palmerston North Conference Centre, Palmerston North
    Thu 7 Mar 2019 8:00AM / Business & Professional
    Struggling with social media for your business? If so, our hands-on Social Media Workshop is for you! In a classroom style environment, you’ll learn everything you need to know to be able to create a successful social ... more
  • Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
    Fri 8 Mar 2019 7:30PM / Singer-Songwriter
    Stretch has a passion in his performance that sets shows alight. From dark-hearted ballads to roof-raising choruses, his songs are a bittersweet blend of folk, soul and rock’n’roll. Having sold out concerts at ... more
  • Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
    Wed 13 Mar 2019 7:00AM / A&P Shows, Field Days
    As consumers around the world are becoming more conscious of what they’re eating, where their food has come from and how it’s been produced, companies within New Zealand’s primary industries are rapidly evolving. ... more
  • Speirs Centre, Palmerston North Boys High, Palmerston North
    Thu 14 Mar 2019 7:30PM / Musicals
    The 1960s' Gothic TV series comes to zany musical life onstage as this close but delightfully macabre family, face a new challenge: daughter, Wednesday, wants to marry into a "normal" family. With the in-laws-to-be ... more
  • Manfeild, Feilding, Feilding and District
    Fri 1 Mar 2019 8:00AM / Motorsport
    MotoTT is sure to cater for your level of comfort, whether it’s your first time on the track or you’ve done a few track days before. On the circuit with other entrants that care as much about their vehicles and ... more
  • Manfeild, Feilding, Feilding and District
    Sat 23 Mar 2019 9:00AM / Lifestyle Shows, Expos
    News flash! In its 10th year, the one-day extravaganza "the V 4 and Rotary North Island Jamboree" will be huge. Manfield Park will be transformed into an entertainment-filled frenzy. Show and Shine, live drifting, ... more
  • Feilding Civic Centre, Feilding, Feilding and District
    Mon 4 Mar 2019 7:30PM / Charity, Fundraisers
    It’s never been particularly easy being young in an old world, but today's young people have to contend with things previous generations could never have even dreamed of. In this entertaining evening, Nigel reveals ... more
  • Manawatu District Library, Feilding and District, Feilding and District
    Wed 6 Mar 2019 6:30PM / Mind & Body
    Do you suffer with ANXIETY and want to do something about it? Anxiety is becoming widespread among our western culture and spreading across all ages. This presentation will be looking into what anxiety is, how it ... more
  • Women's Network, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui
    Thu 14 Feb 2019 10:00AM / Festivals
    La Fiesta is New Zealand's coolest little festival showcasing women. Brought to you by the good folk at the Women's Network. Events will be happening all over Whanganui in our tenth year! Visit the official festival ... more
  • Ridge Top Farm Walk, Feilding and District, Feilding and District
    Sun 3 Mar 2019 8:00AM / Outdoors, Tramping
    Ridge Top Farm Walk is a unique opportunity to walk over a true North Island Kiwi farm, where you’ll experience incredible panoramic views as far as Kapiti Island and along the West Coast, Mt Egmont and Mt Ruapehu. ... more
  • Edible Backyard, Ohau, Horowhenua
    Sat 9 Mar 2019 4:00PM / Music Festivals
    It’s the highlight of my summer –  the Andrew London Trio at my place, music in the garden! Gather your favourite adults and bring a picnic; wander the summer gardens and enjoy some swinging sounds. The show ... more
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