Palmerston North is located in the Manawatu-Wanganui region in New Zealand’s North Island. A perfect destination for adventure seekers, there are several art galleries, heritage collections, and activities in the city of Palmerston North.


Visit popular attractions like the Victoria Esplanade Gardens, New Zealand Rugby Museum, Te Manawa Museum, Esplanade Scenic Railway and The Steps of Lindos. If you’re in the city, visit one of the walk/biking trails in the area like the scenic Manawatu Riverside Walkway.

Related: North Island Road Trip Day 2: Palmerston North to Napier


A diverse city since the first refugee resettlement in the 1940s, approximately 30 different cultures reside in Palmerston North. The city evidently cares for its community by organising initiatives like Just Zilch and The Kind Hearts Movement. A place with friendly residents and happy faces, Palmerston North is the ideal place to go for a weekend getaway. A great time to visit the city is during one of its famous local events such as the Manawatu Food show, Palmy Comedy Fest, Hokowhitu Village Farmers Market, Festival of Cultures.

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