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About Palmerston North

You can experience the best of Palmerston North while at conference. Here's what you can see and do:

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Art and culture

Visit regional museum, science centre and art gallery, Te Manawa free of charge.
Learn about the All Blacks and the country's strong rugby culture at New Zealand Rugby Museum.
See how a former department store has been transformed into a modern and beautiful space filled with public art at Palmerston North Central Library.

Travelling with family?

Take the young children to KidsTM indoor playground where they can explore a house interior, tree house and build a wall free of charge.

Test your rugby kicking, scrumming, running and reaction times in the testing area at New Zealand Rugby Museum.

Go on a miniature train ride through beautiful parkland with Esplanade Scenic Railway at Victoria Esplanade (open weekends and school holidays).

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Beyond the city limits

See the Manawatu River carving its way between two mountain ranges at Manawatu Gorge. Drive, walk alongside native bush, or fly over in a helicopter.

See a wind turbine up close and be amazed by expansive views of the Manawatu and Tararua regions at Te Apiti Wind Farm Lookout.