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What to do in Palmerston
Palmerston North is a city in New Zealand that’s rich in breathtaking coastlines, museums, rose gardens, and more. It’s also your gateway to exploring the Manuwatu district, where you’ll find the most exciting outdoor adventures. So if you’re looking for a thrilling destination, Palmerston North is perfect for you.
Start your trip at the heart of the city at Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History. This incredible spot combines a museum, art gallery, and interactive science centre, so you can experience the fusion of life, art, and mind. It’s a fantastic place to visit whether you’re travelling with kids or not. And if you want to see more artworks, just stop by the Zimmerman Art Gallery.
Are you more of a sports fan? Then you can’t miss the country’s biggest collection of rugby memorabilia at the New Zealand Rugby Museum. And if you want to get your heart pumping even more, visit the exhilarating Ultimate Indoor Paintball and have a splash at the Lido Aquatic Centre.
For a more relaxing time in the city, spend an arvo at Victoria Esplanade. You can enjoy a picnic, see the aviary, walk along the Manawatu River, and more. Explore the outdoors at Totara Reserve Regional Park and set up camp too.
See the spectacular sight of the Manawatu Gorge Track, and walk the trails as you enjoy the scenery of the New Zealand bush. Other nature walks that you can’t miss are the Tawa Loop, Manawatu River Pathway, and the Sledge Track.
Take a trip to Shannon for the Owlcatraz Native Bird and Wildlife Park and the Mangano Reserve and White Water Park. Go river rafting at Rangitikei River. Then defy speed and gravity at the exciting Mokai Gravity Canyon.
When to visit Palmerston
The best time to visit Palmerston North is during summer from January to February, when the weather is best in the city. Fall from March to May and spring from September to November are also great times to visit the city, especially if you want fewer tourists on your trip.
Australians like you can fly to New Zealand and travel to Palmerston North visa-free. But before you start packing, make sure that your passport is valid on the day you arrive in New Zealand. For more travel info, just visit Smartraveller.
Travelling to and around Palmerston
You’ll be welcomed in this part of New Zealand through Palmerston North Airport, where you can easily get to and travel around Palmerston North by bus.
For a fantastic outdoor adventure in New Zealand, Palmerston North is a top choice. So get your passport ready and book your Palmerston North flights with Skiddoo today!
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