Palmerston North is the main city of the Manawatu-Wanganui region of the North Island of New Zealand. Heritage collections, art galleries and urban street art are prominent in Palmerston North, and go hand in hand with the colourful array of cafes and dinning options that will take your taste buds on a tour of the world.
Highlights are: New Zealand Rugby Museum, Gardens and parks and Manawatu Gorge. Manawatu is the perfect place to recharge your batteries. Discover native habitats on walks & hikes, cycle scenic country landscapes, or unwind with a round of golf. Manawatu Gorge is a landmark of awe-inspiring legend, geographical magnificence, and cultural wealth. Step back in time at the New Zealand Rugby Museum, or treat yourself to a day out shopping in Palmerston North.
Come face to face with the sculpture of Whatonga, the ancient Maori Warrior who has been immortalised in a 6m tall sculpture along one of the many walking tracks.
Discover the many parks, reserves, and beaches in the Region which provide an ideal setting for any outdoor pursuit, from adventure activities, to birdwatching, bushwalking, photography, and fishing.