Palmerston North is the ‘capitol’ of the Manawatu. Palmerston is a town in the Sth Island that retained its normal status, after the north island Palmerston agreed to add north. Palmerston North has prospered, and Palmerston has languished in comparison.

In the early eighties Palmerston North adopted secondary and tertiary studies to the city’s economy and now the university is the Palmerston North’s foremost industry.

Palmerston North over the last two decades has continued to prosper, and a visit to the city boasts that success. The place oozes success and has benefited from progressive administrations.

Palmerston North has progressed with adept planning to be a series of wide and straight streets, laid out in a rectangular pattern, with the focal point being an open space subsequently known as The Square.

Whether it is at the airport, hospital, shopping centres or the town square all offers and presentations are first rate.

Palmerston North would be the fastest growing centre except for one key geographic factor; the weather. Palmerston North is a cold wind swept centre, and on most days of a calendar year the weather detracts from the fact the city is progressive.

The city has used many descriptions in advertising and promotion, including "Rose City" or "Student City" (referring to the city's many academic institutions). The current slogan, "Young Heart, Easy Living", indicates that Palmerston North is a city of young people and a place with attitude

Notwithstanding the weather Palmerston North is a proud progressive city.

The War Memorial is first rate.

The Palmerston North Museum is both modern and gives a great insight into the city’s history.

The Hotels are a sight to behold, with a number carrying heritage status.



And the Anglican and Catholic Churches present cathedral appearances’. Both are magnificent structures. The Catholic Church is an absolutely beautiful traditional church building; and those adjectives do not give due deference to its presence.

When visiting, to enjoy and delight in ‘palmy’ allow a minimum of two days.


Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course