Under normal touring conditions directional criteria Shannon would not be on a visitor list. Shannon is not an ‘out of the way’ place. There is just no reason either to go there or stop there. Well that is all changing. Shannon is now both an out suburb of the city of Palmerston North and has become, because of historical low property prices now an increasingly desirable place to both visit and live.

Shannon now has an underlying wealth economic profile that is now beginning to emerge. This is now a really nice place to visit.

The town is considered to have been founded on 8 March 1887 when the first auction of town land was held. Shannon was named after a director of the railway company. I The town's railway station is the most substantial of only a few remaining physical relics of that era. But the line I still working and the Shannon Station through restoration a delight to observe.

The War Memorial is of the traditional model and presents boldly at the town’s key intersection.


The two Hotels are classic for an earlier travel and social period.

Shannon has a number of churches.

The town is a must visit for a cup of coffee at a minimum. That said the shops have a quality offer.


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