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.

September Sporting Fixtures

30 Aug 2014 (Sat) - 18 Oct 2014 (Sat)

Manawatu hosts sports in September
There are a number of sporting events this September in the Manawatu starting with National Secondary Schools’ Hockey.

Secondary Schools Hockey – Rankin Cup
Monday 1st September – Friday 5th September

National Squash – Masters
Friday 19th September – Sunday 21st September

Secondary School Cycling
Friday 26th September – Monday 29th September

Secondary School National Basketball Championships
Monday 29th September - Saturday 4th October

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.
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