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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Showing 1 - 22 of 22 events for the next month.
  • Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
    Fri 10 Aug 2018 7:30PM / Musicals
    So much happened before Dorothy dropped in… Wicked, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz… but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with ... more
  • Massey University Students' Association, Palmerston North
    Mon 13 Aug 2018 10:00AM / Festivals
    Join MUSA (Massey University Students' Association) in freely celebrating all things creative right here on the Massey Manawatu Campus. Come during the day to learn skills like Indonesian batik, Glow Yoga, guitar ... more
  • 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
  • The Royal, Palmerston North
    Fri 7 Sep 2018 7:30PM / Rock
    The Rock are proud to Present Devilskin on tour throughout New Zealand during September 2018 Energised and amped DEVILSKIN emerge from Roundhead Recording Studio and look forward to delivering a blistering new set of ... more
  • LOCAL - Licensed Cafe & Eatery, Palmerston North
    Thu 23 Aug 2018 7:00PM / Mind & Body
    After two sold out events in New Plymouth & Wellington, The Balance Project is coming to Palmerston North. Join Justine from My Balance Project for a conversation about women’s wellness, health, self love & balance. ... more
  • Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
    Fri 31 Aug 2018 6:30PM / Games, Hobbies
    Gather your sneakiest friends for a moonlighting adventure like no other! Te Manawa’s new exhibition 'The Secrets of Mona Lisa' puts the spotlight on one of the world’s most famous paintings. Soon there will be ... more
  • Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
    Fri 7 Sep 2018 7:30PM / Food, Gourmet, Wine
    Explore The Secrets of Mona Lisa exhibition with a little something extra. Enjoy a curated selection of five French and Italian treats and a glass of bubbles, to accompany an evening spent with the world’s most famous ... more
  • Speirs Centre, Palmerston North Boys High, Palmerston North
    Sat 1 Sep 2018 3:00PM / Classical Music
    The Manawatu Youth Orchestra present their winter concert conducted by Isaac Henderson. Programme Pirates of the Caribbean Gounod, Ballet Music from Faust Mozart, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K. 384 ... more
  • Manfeild, Feilding, Feilding and District
    Sat 18 Aug 2018 8:00AM / Motorsport
    Playday on Track 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. With other entrants that care as much about their vehicles and safety ... more
  • Manfeild, Feilding, Feilding and District
    Sat 18 Aug 2018 8:00AM / Motorsport
    Road cars only, slicks are not permitted. Qualifies for track day insurance cover but check with your insurance company well in advance. Maximum of 12 cars only for this group Playday on Track is sure to cater for ... more
  • Manfeild, Feilding, Feilding and District
    Sun 19 Aug 2018 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 8 Sep 2018 8:00AM / Motorsport
    BlueWing Honda test day, open for all bikes you just can't beat Manfeild on a bike, 4 groups so there will be a spot for you. This is the test day prior to the Motul 4BY2 Endurance Race. Going to be a great day and there ... more
  • Feilding Little Theatre Players, Feilding, Feilding and District
    Fri 31 Aug 2018 6:30PM / Theatre
    Venice! Rome! Tuscany! With a copy of Lonely Planet in one hand and an Italian phrase book in the other, recently retired librarians Adrian and Alison feel prepared to face the excitement of Italy in their longed-for ... more
  • Woodville Ferry Reserve, Woodville, Tararua
    Sat 25 Aug 2018 6:30AM / Marathon, Running
    The 2018 North Range Trio offers three off-road events that cater to everyone’s needs. The popular North Range Traverse and Hall Block Humdinger return, again providing the popular distance options of 25km and 12.5km ... more
  • Jubilee Stadium, Whanganui, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui
    Sat 18 Aug 2018 10:00AM / Lifestyle Shows, Expos
    The Wanganui Home & Lifestyle Show is the largest annual show in Wanganui. - Over 120 exhibitors - Over 10,000 visitors over the two day weekend. Whatever stage you are at, the Wanganui Home & Lifestyle Show is ... more
  • Horowhenua District Council, Levin, Horowhenua
    Fri 24 Aug 2018 6:30PM / Family & Lifestyle
    Waste Free Living Workshop - Horowhenua, Levin Through this exciting seminar, you will be inspired, become motivated and take control of your household's impact on our future. What else? You get a free $100 goodie ... more
  • St Pauls Church Lounge, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui
    Thu 23 Aug 2018 6:30PM / Family & Lifestyle
    Waste Free Parenting Workshop - Whanganui This is a humorous, entertaining and inspirational event full of tips and ideas around ways you can minimise waste in your home especially with young children in the house. ... more
  • Frank Bar & Eatery, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui
    Fri 24 Aug 2018 9:00PM / Reggae
    Hot on the heels of their 5th studio album release ‘LEGACY’, Katchafire hit New Zealand for their annual winter tour with 11 shows in August and September. The latest offering from the band has seen them hit no.1 on ... more
  • Royal Wanganui Opera House, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui
    Sat 25 Aug 2018 2:00PM / Opera
    Book now to farewell the Winter blues and enjoy this heart-warming classic of Comic Opera, the ever-popular masterwork of composer Johann Strauss. Memorable catchy tunes are woven into a plot of subterfuge, mistaken ... more
  • Heritage House, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui
    Mon 10 Sep 2018 12:00PM / Education
    The Commission for Financial Capability is running free seminars about living in retirement villages with support from the Retirement Villages Association and experienced legal practitioners. The seminars focus on ... more
  • Lucky Bar + Kitchen, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui
    Thu 6 Sep 2018 7:00PM / Cabaret, Burlesque
    A show that is simply second to none. Our show is like no other male strip show on earth, an action packed night full of music, muscle, magic and mayhem and consisting of characters and costumes that women fantasize ... more
  • Wanganui RSA, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui
    Sat 1 Sep 2018 7:30PM / Charity, Fundraisers
    Taking place for the final RSA Building Event an end of a Era, Last Chance Blitz Party is the spirit of Churchill’s bunker, this night will recreate the wartime glamour of 1940s London. Victory curled ladies and ... more
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