Palmerston North

Palmerston North is the main city of the Manawatu-Wanganui region of the North Island of New Zealand. It is an inland city. Palmerston North is currently the eleventh largest city in the country, and the centre of the seventh largest urban area.

The city was first named Palmerston in honour of Viscount Palmerston, a former Prime Minister of Great Britain. However, the suffix North was added in 1871 by the Postal Service in order to distinguish the settlement from Palmerston in the South Island.

The climatic condition of the Palmerston North is about 22 degree centigrade during summer and it is about 12 degree centigrade in winter. The average rainfall is about 960mm. Both the inhabitants and the tourists enjoy 200 rain free days every year.

There are a number of modern places of accommodation in Palmerston North. The hotels cater to the needs of the discerning travelers.


The sightseeing attractions in Palmerston North are New Zealand Rugby Museum, City Library, Te Manawa and a lot more. The New Zealand Rugby Museum opens from 10am to 12pm and from 1.30 to 4pm. The other options that will keep you busy during your trip to Palmerston North are Centrepoint Theater, Regent on Broadway, Cinema Gold. Here you can spend some wonderful time with your family members.

The bus service is one of the common modes of transport by which you can commute to the nearby places. There are 5 town buses and a campus bus.

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