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Palmerston North City and Manawatu, referred to by the locals as Palmerston or “Palmy,” is a bustling urban area with a population of nearly 85,000. Located inland, near the north bank of the Manawatu River, Palmerston is approximately two hours north of Wellington, the capital. Palmerston began as a simple forest clearing settled by a few small communities of the indigenous Maori. The Maori called the area “Papaioea,” which means “how beautiful it is.” British and Scandinavian people settled the area in the mid-19th century. The settlement was given the name of Palmerston in deference to the Viscount Palmerston, former Prime Minister of Great Britain. Surrounded to the east and south by the unspoiled Ruahine and Tararua mountain ranges, Palmerston itself is pretty flat. However, it offers the elegance and diversity of a major city with every amenity a rugged outdoor explorer could imagine. No matter what your interest, whether indoor or outdoor activities, Palmerston and Manawatu, New Zealand, has a wide variety of enjoyable activities for everyone.

Campervan Hire Palmerston North

DELWYN - Pet-Friendly! 🐕
$180 / Day

DELWYN - Pet-Friendly! 🐕

Feilding, Manawatu-Wanganui

Sleeps 4
Length 6m

Places to Visit near Palmerston North

Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History

At the cultural heart of Palmerston North, Te Manawa draws art, science and history together, recognising the uniqueness of each area and reflecting our growing region and its people.

With an engaging programme of exhibitions and events, as well as an extensive collection of taonga (treasures), Te Manawa offers a unique opportunity to experience and participate in, the stories of our past, present and future. Children can get hands-on in one of the learning discovery spaces, meet the mysterious cave weta, or view native fish in Te Awa – The River.

The Art Gallery hosts a wealth of creative works in its ever-changing spaces all year-round. With its dynamic and colourful venues, Te Manawa plays host to community events and, in collaboration with Centrepoint Theatre, houses ‘The Darkroom’ – an exciting space for rising playwrights, musicians and experimental productions.

New Zealand Rugby Museum

Visit the iconic New Zealand Rugby Museum in Palmerston North. The home to the first museum devoted to the oval ball - this is a must see! You'll be rewarded with a trip back in time exploring the rich history and folklore of the nation's mighty game with an unmasking of its rugby heroes and legends.

Get a feel for the real New Zealand by learning how its rich rugby heritage has shaped and been shaped by our country. It's not every day you can see the nation's treasures in their reality, from the first 'fern', the oldest All Blacks jersey and the oldest rugby ball to All Black star Dan Carter's boots! And test out your rugby skills - kick, tackle, leap, sprint or push - in the 'Have a Go' area.


We believe in experiencing a place in its totality so we know all the locales that we take you to like the back of our hand. So sit back and enjoy an exclusive experience with us. Luxurious properties set in gorgeous locations, entertaining cultural events, lip-smacking local cuisine with special cooking demos, thrilling adventure sports, expeditions planned to nature’s lap and beyond - we have it all.

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Palmerston North Clock Tower

Donated by Arthur Hopwood, the original height of the tower was 26.5 metres. Additional refurbishments were completed in 2007 and the addition of a cross to the top added extra height to the tower and it now stands at 30.5 metres. Some of the best views of the tower are at night when it is illuminated with a light display by a range of colours.

Campgrounds and Parks near Palmerston North

Campbell Street Inner-City campervan overnight camping

Free inner-city camping for your self-contained campervan. Close to services, cafe's, theatre and more. Maximum 2 nights stay duration. Blue lines mark the areas for campervan parking - up to 5 sites available.

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