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)
@Riverhills - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
9.50 105 Reviews
Awapuni, Palmerston North
063578140
Offering free Wi-Fi, free light breakfast and a fitness centre, @Riverhills is located opposite the Manawatu River. Guests enjoy lovely garden views from their room. @Riverhills Palmerston North is 5 minutes’ drive from the New Zealand Rugby Museum, and 8 minutes’ drive from Massey Univ... (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)
AB Studio - Accommodation in Palmerston North New Zealand
9.30 36 Reviews
Roslyn, Palmerston North
063572566
Just 5 minutes’ drive from Palmerston North, AB.Studio offers self-contained accommodation with satellite TV and a DVD player. It features free internet access, an outdoor swimming pool and free parking. All units are heated, and include a well-equipped kitchenette or kitchen with a mic... (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)
8.50 271 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. Centrall... (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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  • BDO , Palmerston North
    Wed 18 Apr 2018 9:00AM / Business & Professional
    Is Xero giving you a headache? Do you need some guidance getting the most out of your Xero account? Pop in and enjoy a coffee with us between 9 am - 11 am on Wednesdays and receive free Xero assistance. One of our ... more
  • Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
    Fri 29 Jun 2018 7:30PM / Theatre
    Comedy. Thrills. Chaos. Delight. Meet the most delightfully evil man alive, Mr Hyde. A man so evil he punches the cleaning lady, drop-kicks a precious kererū and yells ‘shark’ at the beach. This bonkers rendition ... more
  • The Royal, Palmerston North
    Fri 13 Jul 2018 7:30PM / Rock
    The Rock are proud to present The Feelers 25th Anniversary Tour. Twenty Five years ago James Reid and Hamish Gee formed one of our best-loved bands, The Feelers and started on a journey writing and recording some of the ... more
  • Palmerston North Conference Centre, Palmerston North
    Wed 4 Jul 2018 5:30PM / Charity, Fundraisers
    Back by popular demand - The Celebrity Bake Off and Auction is here for 2018 and looks set to be another fantastic night out to raise funds for Kind Hearts initiatives. Kind Hearts for Parents, Kind Hearts for Kids, Kind ... more
  • Arena Manawatu, Palmerston North
    Fri 20 Jul 2018 10:00AM / Lifestyle Shows, Expos
    The Manawatu Home Show is one of the largest & most popular home shows in NZ. - Over 300 exhibitors - Over 35,000 visitors in three days Whatever stage you are at, the Ideal Home Show is your event of the year. ... more
  • Shhh Speakeasy Bar, Palmerston North
    Fri 20 Jul 2018 8:00PM / Comedy
    A Comedy Show with Good Comedians in It' is a one-of-a-kind stand-up comedy show featuring some of Palmerston North's hottest humorous talent - and it's back with a bangin' brand new line up. So come along to ... more
  • St John's, Feilding, Feilding and District
    Sun 15 Jul 2018 1:00PM / Mind & Body
    Do you want to Learn how to heal your gut, get more energy and detox your body with fermented probiotic foods and drinks? In my 2.5 hour Fermentation Workshop you will learn why fermentation is easy, sustainable and ... more
  • Victoria Park, Foxton, Horowhenua
    Tue 3 Jul 2018 6:30PM / Circus
    Brand new circus on its very first tour in New Zealand. KJ's "Cirque Grande" - all new circus sensation presents world-class acts from around the globe. It brings a fresh and exciting new look to the circus in ... more
  • Edible Backyard, Ohau, Horowhenua
    Sat 30 Jun 2018 9:30AM / Family & Lifestyle
    A workshop to boost your pruning confidence. Good pruning = good fruiting Compact, productive trees can happen. Though the best (and simplest) time to make this happen is when trees are young - wild and woolly ... more
  • Wanganui High School, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui
    Thu 28 Jun 2018 7:00PM / Comedy
    Back by Popular Demand Dave and Wesley Upfold - Two Hypnotists on Stage. Whanganui Girls Touch Team Fundraiser As seen on TV3's "Campbell Live" program, Dave Upfold is known for his energetic, engaging and ... more
  • Weraroa Domain, Levin, Horowhenua
    Sat 7 Jul 2018 7:00PM / Circus
    Brand new circus on its very first tour in New Zealand. KJ's "Cirque Grande" - all new circus sensation presents world-class acts from around the globe. It brings a fresh and exciting new look to the circus in ... more
  • Lucky Bar + Kitchen, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui
    Fri 29 Jun 2018 8:00PM / Comedy
    Loveable hot mess and award-winning comedian Rhian Wood-Hill takes a lot of gambles. Sometimes he knows what he’s doing! On stage and at the poker table Wood-Hill has charm, wit, and thorough analysis ensuring his ... more
  • Otaki Public Library, Otaki, Kapiti Coast
    Fri 20 Jul 2018 10:30AM / Children, Kids, Holidays
    Ever wondered what goes on inside the mind of a Robot? Come and meet Blue the fully automated humanoid robot. Blue responds to your questions, follows commands, and even dances. Can you spin a Shero? Have a go ... more
  • Otaki Public Library, Otaki, Kapiti Coast
    Tue 17 Jul 2018 2:30PM / Children, Kids, Holidays
    The Session starts with a rhythmical warm-up (physical/mental), preparing for a fun-filled introduction to- and exploration of a wide range of authentic/professional percussion instruments. Depending on the age, talent ... more
  • Lucky Bar + Kitchen, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui
    Fri 20 Jul 2018 7:30PM / Comedy
    Join Logan Kitney at Lucky Bar + Kitchen Whanganui for an hour of his life journey told through comedy and magic. Here's his story... Having performed for 7 and a half years as a comedian and magician Logan has had ... more
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