Palmerston North is the bustling centre of the Manawatu region, with a large population of university students who enjoy the museums, restaurants and rose gardens.
Palmerston North has an attractive historic heart. Many of the original stores (built in the 1920s and 1930s) have been restored and now function as boutiques, cafés and restaurants. Palmerston North is known for interesting dramatic productions – check out what’s on at the local theatres.
For exceptional scenery, walk the magnificent Manawatu Gorge. Palmerston North offers an exciting range of adventure activities. Choose from rafting, kayaking, blokarting, horse trekking, mountain biking, rock climbing and many other activities.