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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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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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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8.80 369 Reviews
West End, Palmerston North
0800442472
Welcome to Legends Motel, Palmerston North's Premier City Motel Legends look forward to welcoming you to Palmerston North's premier city motel. We provide you with comfort, a range of great amenities and proximity to the Manawatu's finest shopping and dining. Legends also offers superior studio accommodation for the discerning traveller or business person. Located only a short drive from Palmerston North airport and an even shorter walk to the... (more)
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@ The Hub Accommodation Ltd - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
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 North for one day or one month, we can look after you with the best rate... (more)
Aabode Motor Lodge - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
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 accommodation: there are 15 units, serviced daily: studio and 1&3 bedrooms as w... (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, iron/ ironing board in unit. Continental breakfast available served ... (more)
A'La Vista Motel - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
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 in Manawatu-Wanganui in the North Island. Himatangi Beach and Akitio ... (more)
Alpha Motor Inn - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
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. Massey University is 8 minutes’ drive away. All accommodation offers a k... (more)
Always Inn Motel - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
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 continental breakfast, guests' laundry available. FREE parking in front ... (more)
Ambassador Motel - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
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. Each apartment and studio includes a DVD player, satellite TV, heating a... (more)
Arena Lodge - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
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. Arena Lodge is situated at 74 Pascal Street. Tariff: $150-$300, corporat... (more)
Aspree Motor Inn - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
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 and coffee making facilities. They have a 32-inch satellite flat-scre... (more)
ASURE Colonial Court Motel - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
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 motel to Massey University, Agresearch, NZ Rugby Institute, Linton Ar... (more)
Aubyn Court Spa Motel - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
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-equipped kitchenette with a microwave and refrigerator. All offer a spaci... (more)
Avenue Motel Palmerston North - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
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 room has a seating area with a DVD player and a 32-inch flat-screen TV w... (more)
Awatea Park Motel - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
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 with satellite television and a DVD player. Each has basic kitchen fa... (more)
Bella Vista Motel Palmerston North - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
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 walk or a short bus ride from Massey University. It is a 5-minute walk ... (more)
Bentleys Motor Inn - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
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 microwave and refrigerator. Each room has a bathroom with a bathrobe,... (more)
Big Five Motel - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
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, fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities. All units have heating, fans, electri... (more)
B-K's Motor Lodge - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
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. Book your motel accommodation in Palmerston North through Jasons. ... (more)
Braemar Motor Lodge - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
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 rail, hairdryer and ironing facilities. Most suites have an LCD TV an... (more)
Broadway Motor Inn - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
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 a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom. Some ... (more)
Camelot Motor Lodge - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
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 Massey University, International Pacific College, UCOL and is within 10... (more)
Chancellor Motor Lodge and Conference Centre - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
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 Ongley Park, and 5 minutes’ drive from Massey University. Palmerston Nor... (more)
City Corporate Motor Inn - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
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 leather sofas or armchairs. They are well-equipped with a DVD player, safe ... (more)
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  • The Square, Palmerston North
    Thu 28 Jan 2021 5:00PM / Food, Gourmet, Wine
    Food Trucks & Music In the Square Palmy! come relax and try food from the best of the best in food trucks from the lower north island! Thai, burgers, pizza, doughnuts, wings, ice cream, dutch pancakes, Mexican, ... more
  • Bubbles Champagne & Wine Bar, Palmerston North
    Thu 14 Jan 2021 7:30PM / Comedy
    Palmerston North's premier stand-up comedy open mic returns for the new year, featuring local favourites and some out-of-town guests! January MCs: 14th: Nathan Cross (Palmy's Best Male Comedian 2020) 28th: Patch ... more
  • Feilding & District Art Centre, Feilding, Feilding and District
    Sun 10 Jan 2021 2:00PM / Contemporary Art
    Join us at the Feilding and District Art Society for our Art Affair - Cash and Carry exhibition. Open daily - including Anniversary Weekend. A variety of original art for sale by eight talented local artists. Buy the ... more
  • Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
    Sun 17 Jan 2021 1:30PM / Comedy
    This is your chance to learn stand up comedy right here in Palmerston North! - Have you ever been told you should be on stage? - Is stand up on your “Bucket List” or an outstanding New Years Resolution? - Always ... more
  • YMCA Palmerston North Recreation Centre, Palmerston North
    Tue 12 Jan 2021 6:00PM / Fun Runs & Walks
    7KM/3KM Run or walk on seven consecutive Tuesdays beginning 12 January 2020. Enter on the night, cash only. A well-earned banana and sausage will be waiting at the finish line. For more info, see our website ... more
  • The Garden at Te Marae o Hine, Palmerston North
    Wed 17 Feb 2021 8:00PM / Cabaret, Burlesque
    The Garden February 17 | Beacon by Lola and Friends | Ripple Effect Beacon by Lola and Friends “A little bit of magic, and a whole lot of laughs”. Theatre Review Like a moth to a flame, be drawn to The ... more
  • Cafe Royale, Palmerston North
    Sat 13 Feb 2021 6:30PM / Drag Performance
    Malgra's Valentines Bingo - with Ruby Dax Its the weekend of Love, Come and join us for a wonderful night of laughter and naughtiness while Ruby Spins her balls. We are asking that people reserve their spot by ... more
  • The Garden at Te Marae o Hine, Palmerston North
    Thu 18 Feb 2021 8:00PM / Music Festivals
    Experience glorious songbird Julia Deans in an intimate solo performance. “Masterful performance.” 13th Floor Julia Deans was the lead singer of Kiwi rock band Fur Patrol, best known for their smash hit ... more
  • The Garden at Te Marae o Hine, Palmerston North
    Sat 20 Feb 2021 7:30PM / Cabaret, Burlesque
    It's the last call of the Festival, and the last chance to celebrate alongside our Festival artists with an excellent line up of performances. The Wake Up Relentless drums, massive guitars and beautiful ... more
  • The Garden at Te Marae o Hine, Palmerston North
    Sat 20 Feb 2021 11:00AM / Family Entertainment
    Kiwibop are a high-energy original music performance duo from Aotearoa, featuring Amy Hunt and Annie Dalzell. Kiwibop will perform live music loved by young people and their families as part of our Whānau Day on ... more
  • The Garden at Te Marae o Hine, Palmerston North
    Sat 20 Feb 2021 12:00PM / Family Entertainment
    “Our festival Favourite”. The Times UK “He teases his giggling audience and the more he takes the mickey the more they laugh. A most charismatic clown”. Time Out UK For the first time in history ... more
  • Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
    Fri 19 Feb 2021 6:30PM / Contemporary Art
    Poesía sin fronteras / Poetry Without Borders and From the 4410 to the 4412 Poesía sin fronteras / Poetry Without Borders Produced by Charles Olsen Curated by Dave Bonta Film and poetry featuring international ... more
  • Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
    Sat 20 Feb 2021 3:00PM / Public Talks & Tours
    The Tree of Strangers explores the consequences of New Zealand’s forced adoption laws. Author Barbara Sumner is an outspoken critic of New Zealand’s adoption laws. Her memoir The Tree of Strangers explores the ... more
  • Snails: Artist Run Space, Palmerston North
    Thu 18 Feb 2021 6:00PM / Theatre
    “Atkins is a giving and entertaining solo performer”. Theatre Review POTLUCK is a story-telling dinner party like no other. Prepare for a cosy dinner experience where the food and stories are supplied by you - the ... more
  • Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
    Sat 20 Feb 2021 8:45PM / Theatre
    “... An original, suspenseful and genuinely moving script showcasing the talents of two amazing actors. I didn’t move for 90 mins.” WINNER: Best Theatre, Auckland Fringe Festival 2020 WINNER: PANNZ Tour Ready ... more
  • Square Edge, Palmerston North
    Fri 19 Feb 2021 5:00PM / Theatre
    Adapted and written by George Isherwood and Debra Mulholland Performed by Mikel O'Connell Directed by Debra Mulholland King Lear's Fool is a solo performance, written for a single fool, based on the tragedy written ... more
  • Square Edge, Palmerston North
    Fri 22 Jan 2021 7:00PM / Comedy
    A brand new comedy show to Palmy featuring our best comedic talent from around the region! Power Hour does exactly what it says in the title. An hour long show that's packed to the gunnels with punchlines. No faff and no ... more
  • Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
    Thu 18 Feb 2021 6:00PM / Theatre
    “... An original, suspenseful and genuinely moving script showcasing the talents of two amazing actors. I didn’t move for 90 mins.” WINNER: Best Theatre, Auckland Fringe Festival 2020 WINNER: PANNZ Tour Ready ... more
  • Square Edge, Palmerston North
    Wed 17 Feb 2021 11:00AM / Theatre
    A mask performance workshop designed for community members with little or no performance experience, which will also appeal to local actors. The focus of the workshops is on expressive and half-masks. Running across four ... more
  • Square Edge, Palmerston North
    Sat 20 Feb 2021 6:00PM / Theatre
    “...PAT offer audiences a play with intelligent, honest, human and relatable Asian characters”. Theatre Scenes Not Woman Enough - Fresh Off the Page Workshop & Play reading By Proudly Asian Theatre Written by ... more
  • The Stomach, Palmerston North
    Sat 20 Feb 2021 8:00PM / Music Festivals
    Supporting world-class music, made by local artists. An all ages showcase featuring excellent original musicians from Papaioea and the Manawatū, hosted by The Stomach: Creative Sounds. VENUE: The Stomach AKA ... more
  • 409, Palmerston North
    Thu 18 Feb 2021 7:00PM / Theatre
    Live Modular Synth and projected imagery. 409 presents: Circles and Gates Live Modular Synth performers performing free-form music in reaction to live projected imagery. The imagery is in turn mixed, reacting to ... more
  • Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
    Fri 19 Feb 2021 9:00PM / Music Festivals
    “Epic in its reach both thematically and musically”. Muzic.net.nz A three-part concept album performed within an immersive digital environment. Infinity Forever is a three-part concept album/live ... more
  • Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
    Wed 17 Feb 2021 7:00PM / Theatre
    “Angie Farrow has delivered a fine anthology of tried and tested short plays, many of them winning multiple awards, and all of them sharp, witty, and profound”. Theatre Review Four short plays that explore ... more
  • The Dark Room, Palmerston North
    Wed 17 Feb 2021 3:30PM / Family & Lifestyle
    Join Debra and learn how to adapt and then perform a story on stage! This workshop series guides young participants through the process of adapting a classic fairytale to create a brand new unique Papaioea-inspired ... more
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