Palmerston North Local Attractions, Activities and Events

Nestled in the heart of Palmerston North, Chancellor Motor Lodge & Conference Centre is an ideal spot from which to discover Palmerston North. Chancellor Motor Lodge and Conference Centre’s central location allows guests to enjoy a short comfortable stroll to the city centre. Visit the Rugby Museum or Te Manawa Art Gallery and Museum. Wonderful cafes, restaurants and bars located in the nearby CBD serve a variety of cuisine ranging from traditional New Zealand style fine-dining, to ethnic food and casual meals.

10 Reasons to Visit Manawatu

10 Great Reasons to Visit Manawatu

Here are ten great attractions that will appeal to the whole family and are open to the public most days!

Coach House Museum
Feilding's Coach House Museum is home to an outstanding collection of rural New Zealand heritage, showcasing over 140 years of history.

Feilding on a Friday
Feilding is a beautiful town, with much to see and do, including Feilding Saleyards Guided Tour & Feilding Farmers' Market

The Herb Farm
The herb farm offers a natural, eco and feel-good experience in a scenic, rural retreat setting.

Mangaweka Adventure Company
Forming the Manawatu regions western border, the Rangitikei River provides unsurpassed family camping and rafting adventures.

Mokai Gravity Canyon
Mokai Gravity Canyon is the ultimate extreme adventure playground, set in a spectacular river canyon with an onsite cafe and shop.

New Zealand Rugby Museum
The sport that shaped a nation. How did rugby come to play such an important role in the culture and heritage of New Zealand, and why are the All Blacks so good?

Owlcatraz
Owlcatraz is a native bird and wildlife park featuring a guided tour to view rare and interesting animals, set amongst native bush and farmland.

River Valley
River Valley offers white-water rafting, hill country horse trekking and hokio (walks) with a restful stay at the on-site lodge in a beautiful location beside the Rangitikei River.

Te Manawa
Te Manawa is a cultural museum of art, science and history. It showcases and stores the Manawatu region's nationally significant taonga, contemporary art, science and heritage collections.

Tui HQ
Tui brewery is the home of everything Tui.

Schools National Road Cycling Championships 2016

Manawatu to host again September 23rd - 26th

Palmerston North Chancellor Motor Lodge and Conference Centre is the ideal accommodation choice for school sports tournaments.
Palmerston North is quickly becoming the country’s capital for school sports tournaments and leading Palmerston North accommodation provider Chancellor Motor Lodge and Conference Centre is right at the forefront.
“We have the Secondary Schools Cycling Nationals in Manawatu starting on September 23 followed closely by the Secondary Schools Basketball Nationals. These are two huge events, bringing hundreds of athletes and their supporters to our region,” says Chancellor Motor Lodge and Conference Centre co-owner Gillen Smiler.
Featuring a wealth of local talent, Gillen says that he expects that the local Palmerston North Boys High School to perform well at both the Cycling and Basketball nationals.
“Palmerston North Boys High School has double Junior World Champion Cyclist – Campbell Stewart in its team and the Palmerston North Boys High School basketball team features New Zealand age group representatives Haize Walker, Callum McCrae and Oscar Oswald with the latter having captained New Zealand U16 team in 2015,” comments Gillen.
The Chancellor Motor Lodge and Conference Centre’s central location and variety of room options makes it the ideal choice for sports teams and their families.
“We host one of the Saint Kentigern College cycling teams during the cycling nationals and they always enjoy their stay with us. For the basketball we are a favourite stop for parents and supporters of teams from around the country,” adds Gillen.
So for your next sporting trip to Palmerston North make the Chancellor Motor Lodge and Conference Centre your first choice of accommodation every time.
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