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Your travel guide to Palmerston North

Palmerston North-an inland city that boasts the 7th largest population in the country. Where urban meets rural and home to the Massey University and largest wind farm in New Zealand. Booking your car rental with Vroom provides you with the most convenient way to get around the city and its surrounding region.


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001.png THINGS TO DO

New Zealand Rugby Museum

0car.png 326 Main St, Palmerston North, NZ
The first museum devoted to the sport that has shaped our nation. Here you will discover the rich history of rugby in our country, learn about the greatest players that ever played and see some of the rarest Rugby artefacts. 
A must see attraction that's only available in Palmerston North where you can also get in and 'Have A Go' just like the legends. Click for Prices & Hours


Gravity Canyon

0car.png 332 Mokai Rd, Taihape, NZ

You'll definitely want to book your car rental with Vroom to enjoy this attraction as this 1hr ½ drive takes you where no faint hearted person dear to go. An ultimate extreme adventure playground; where your mind and body is pushed to new limits as you decide which way to plunge 50-80 meters down into the Mokai Canyon. An exhilarating life experience that will never be forgotten- that's if you don't chicken out :)


Owlcatraz

0car.png 44 Margaret Street, Shannon, NZ

30mins South of Palmy is this beautiful Native Bird and Wildlife Park that offers an intimate encounter with some of NZ's native animals; the endangered North Island Weka, Kune pig & Morepork. In a high tech open enclosure that mimics the Owls natural environment makes this a once in a life time experience. But with many other features like the farm walk, Wairuru Caves, Jail house & Lake Owlsmere or enjoying a ride on the Thomas Train you won't be disappointed


041.png PLACES TO STAY

003.jpg Cornwall Motor Lodge

0car.png 101 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North, NZ

Ranked #1 (By Trip advisor) of the 22 hotels in Palmerston North this modern, spacious, comfortable luxury accommodation with 50+ SKY channels to choose and watch from either your super King sized bed or Spa bath; is perfect for those looking for the royal treatment. Great central location, The Square (City Center) and surrounding cafes, restaurants & bars are within easy walking distance
saving time on looking for car parks.


004.jpg Peppertree Hostel

0car.png 121 Grey Street, Palmerston North, NZ

For those travelling on a budget, this gorgeous 100 year old villa with high ceilings offers plenty of space for you to reside in while staying in Palmy. Centrally located makes an easy 2 minute walk to town. Otherwise enjoy the secluded area outside where you can hear the birds sing or relax in the sun. Perfect place that makes you feel at home.


005.JPG Palmerston North Holiday Park

0car.png 133 Dittmer Drive, Palmerston North, NZ

Despite being the only camping -caravan site in the area, this holiday park offers top quality reliable services at affordable prices. Nestled in next to the Manawatu River, this well groomed campground is the perfect getaway/ holiday location for the family or those looking for that kick back kiwi camping experience. With tons of extra features like the playground, swimming pool or easy 5 min drive to town, getting bored is not an option. 

Just make sure to take advantage of our easy campervan comparison tool to save you even more time and money.

 PLACES TO EAT


Kathakali Restaurant


0car.png Address: 39A Devon St East, New Plymouth

When individuals of native decent to this cuisine rave of its authenticity, it's not surprising that it's ranked #1 of the 103 restaurants in New Plymouth. Receiver of Tripadvisors "Certificate of Excellence" 2014, if your looking for an international food experience; Kathakali is your ticket out of here.

Hours: 12pm-2pm & 5pm-10pm daily 


Table Restaurant

0car.png Address: 71 Brougham St, Nice Hotel & Bistro, New Plymouth

Not one for international spice and asian flavours? How about New Plymouth's award winning fine dining restaurant. With a luxurious, airy, modern and spacious atmosphere and food at the highest quality, flavour and technique; you won't be dissapointed. 

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