Palmerston North is situated on the banks of the Manawatu River, just 2 hours drive from Wellington. The city has an active student population and is known as a vibrant youthful city with a distinctive cosmopolitan atmosphere.
The city boasts a huge range of shops, cafes, bars, restaurants, theatres and cinema. Enjoy fine food, a good espresso and a buzzing nightlife. Not to mention an array of activities and attractions such as a museum, galleries, golf courses, parks, indoor climbing and karting.
The countryside around Palmerston North and the Manawatu area give great opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, from short walks in splendid native bush, half day walks through the spectacular Manawatu Gorge, to tramping in the majestic Ruahine, or Tararua Ranges.
For your stay in Palmerston North, you may want a hotel, apartment, bed and breakfast, hostel, camp site, campervan, farmstay, homestay, lodge, motel, holiday park or even a vineyard – simply select your chosen accommodation to view more details.