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.

Manawatu Ideal Home Show

17 Jul 2015 (Fri) - 19 Jul 2015 (Sun)

Arena Manawatu, 61 Pascal Street

The Manawatu Ideal Home Show is one of the largest & most popular home shows in NZ.
- Over 260 exhibitors
- Over 35,000 visitors in three days
Whatever stage you are at, the Ideal Home Show is your event of the year. Held over three days, the Ideal Home Show brings together the very best in products and services for the home. Take your time to explore all the various sites on display including kitchens, flooring, appliances, heating, new building and so much more.
Over 260 companies will exhibit in 2015 making the Ideal Home Show one of the largest events held in the Manawatu with exhibitors including Carpet Court, Harvey Norman, Diamond Homes, Resene Paints, Property Brokers, Kitchen Studio and so many more.
Entry into the show is free, adding extra value for both visitors and exhibitors.

Manawatu Art Festival

17 Jul 2015 (Fri) - 19 Jul 2015 (Sun)

Convention Centre, 354 Main Road, Palmerston North

Art Exhibition and 'Cash and Carry' sale. Largest held in the Manawatu!

New Zealand International Film Festival

20 Aug 2015 (Thu) - 6 Sep 2015 (Sun)

Downtown Cinemas, 70 Broadway Ave, Palmerston North

Every winter the NZ International Film Festival (NZIFF) brings the best and brightest of world cinema straight from the international circuit to the giant screens of New Zealand. NZIFF is run by charitable trust, NZ Film Festival Trust, and held annually in Palmerston North (from 20 August).
Palmerston North venue info: Screening at Downtown Cinemas.

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 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.
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