Palmerston North - Manawatu
Twisting gorges, striking valleys and developing farmlands make up the outskirts of New Zealand’s largest provincial city – Palmerston North.
Along the banks of our famous rivers are numerous nature walks, reserves, and parks. These rivers support a growing amount of outdoor adventure activities like trout fishing, white water rafting and canoeing.
Nick named the "Knowledge City" Palmerston North is home to over 70 learning and research facilities, Massey University, University College of Education, International Pacific College, Linton Military Camp and Land & Crop Research are just a few.
The Manawatu is the perfect central location for conferences and conventions, ample venue choices mean the region can cater to any size event. As there is accommodation to satisfy just about everyone’s needs the Manawatu is a popular conference choice.
A reasonable cost of living means Palmerston North attracts a wide range of residents. Great schools, extensive clubs and organisations means there is something for everyone.
During the school term the city has a vibrant student population, that keeps the Manawatu economy booming.
The Square is the city’s centre and here you will find a thriving business area, great shopping, and oodles of cafes, restaurants and bars. Palmerston North has a flourishing arts community with plenty of live entertainment, galleries, museums and outdoor events.
The Adidas Rugby Institute and Arena Manawatu are just two of many first rate premises that support this strong sporting region. You can find international, national and local sporting activities for all ages and abilities, if you are a keen sportsperson or a passionate spectator Palmerston North has something for everyone.
Our sturdy infrastructure supports a growing freight and transport industry. Palmerston North International airport offers a gateway to our region, with regular flights to and from Australia and the pacific islands.