The many tree species feature forest interpretation plaques written by local primary school children. Manawatu Gorge There are many ways to experience the scenic beauty of Manawatu Gorge including jet boating, kayaking, steam train, walking or hiking. When to go Expect a temperate climate in Palmerston North with averages around 22 °C in summer December —February and 12 °C in winter June —August. Check out the the coffee and kids sessions too, and the onsite cafe. Come October, enjoy local and international music at the International Jazz Festival or join in the annual charity cycling challenge, Tour de Manawatu.
The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. By the way, if you are looking for more things to do inside Palmerston North city, take a look at our. Check it out by yourself during this easy 2 hour walk. The owner, Bill Williams, has been collecting clocks since 1988 and has a range of clocks from grandfather clocks to antique Victorian clocks. Manawatu Gorge is along State Highway 3.
Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. The Herb Farm Gardens and Cafe Elves, gnomes and fairies live in the gardens and the Herbitton Garden is a great feature that kids love. The constantly changing exhibition programme features our national and international collections as well as innovative hands on interactive shows. Palmerston North and the Manawatu region are a playground of adventure and discovery, offering an authentic Kiwi experience. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting pools of mud! Te Manawa The exhibitions featured at the Te Manawa Museum contain a mix of art, science and history. After the first 30 minutes or so, just past the Argyle Rocks, the track gradually steepens and is better suited to experienced walkers and hikers.
One of the best day trips is Manawatu Gorge. Bruce Park Loop Track - Silverhope Bush Road, Hunterville. Fancy a healthy mix of forests, farms and small Kiwi towns? Sledge Track — Kahuterawa Road End, Palmerston North Starting off as a nice, easy walk ideal for children and families, the Sledge Track offers a great escape into the wild without travelling too far. A year-round calendar of events keeps the city alive and humming, from motorsport mayhem, to urban festivals of creativity and music that bring the streets alive with their colour and sounds. Nearly 10km in length, numerous access points allow for the option of shorter walks.
Commissioner of Japan Tourism Agency Registered Travel Agency No. Visit the and go on a journey to discover the story behind the sport that shaped New Zealand. Experience the ever-changing views of the Manawatu River and its surrounds on this open, flat walkway, which follows the River from the end of Maxwells Line through to Riverside Drive. For walks in the Ruahine Forest, check out. Petrol heads will love the computerised race meetings, Formula One lap timing, teams racing and casual racing. Go to one of the markets For a great atmosphere, entertainment and to pick up something special, check out one of the weekly and monthly Palmerston North markets.
Driving Time: 45 minutes Features: In the heart of this reserve you will find the memorial to Robert Cunningham Bruce, a conservationist who gifted the district several forest patches including this one. The native owl at Owlcatraz is the morepork and the birds are in a free environment with no cages or glass for you to see and encounter the birds in the bush area. Challenge yourself with a range of difficulties or try something different like bouldering or slack lining. Just about 30-minutes drive from Palmerston North are a number of long-stretching beaches, perfect for all your typical beach activities and more! Nearby Bridge Café is family friendly, including a sandpit and kids menu. Donated by Arthur Hopwood, the original height of the tower was 26. The Feilding Farmers' Market is also held on Fridays and is a great place to explore and taste local produce along with wine, cheese, honey and bread. Learn about the history of this national sport at The New Zealand Rugby Museum! Stunning sunsets are the evening treats for the campers in the nearby holiday park.
Other attractions include ye old Shannon Jail and Lake Owlsmere. Location: Park Road or Manawaroa Street. Explore the Pohangina Valley For a great day out, drive up the Pohangina Valley with excellent views of the Ruahine Ranges and rural New Zealand! In March the city hosts the annual Festival of Cultures, a week-long event including a world food fair and a nocturnal lantern parade. Walking the track you will see waterfalls and swimming holes, as well as stunning rock formations in the river and scenic picnic spots. Visit the Te Manawa Museum Te Manawa Museum is the Art, Science and History Museum of Palmerston North. This unique butterfly park is a first for Palmerston North and is a great place to see butterflies all year round. Hike the Manawatu Gorge Offering impressive views from above the gorge, taking on the Manawatu Gorge Track is also an an amazing way to view the iconic windfarm and railway in the area.
» » » Things to Do Palmerston North Things to Do Palmerston North is a popular tourist destination, with a huge range of attractions. While the region experiences rain year-round, February and March are the driest months and June is the wettest. Visit Te Manawa Museum Visit the Te Manawa Museum and learn about Manawatu nationally significant taonga, along with browsing contemporary art, science and heritage collections. Inland, adventure can be found among the many hiking trails of the Ruahine Forest Park. Read on to know how we determine which attractions top the charts and which can be given a miss! Palmerston North Clock Tower The clock tower was built in the 1950s and is located in the centre of the North City Square. Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. Check out the giant chess set beside the butterfly shaped duck pond.
The city of Palmerston North features an eclectic array of urban art and sculptures, a prominent collection of art galleries and loads of shopping options, from boutique to designer and everything in between. Check out all your options in our. Makino Aquatic Centre Heated indoor and outdoor pools, including one for toddlers. Ever wondered how a website with more than a million points of interests assigns scores to its attractions? Explore Fielding A 16-minute drive from Palmerston North is the small town of Feilding. With onsite spas and popular restaurants, some of the more upscale options cater to well-heeled visitors. Better yet, we can think of many of those which are free or cheap things to do in Manawatu! Cycle or walk the Manawatu River Pathway Palmerston North is an amazing base for both scenic bike rides and mountain biking. The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.
It's fast, it's furious, it's family entertainment and it's at a track near you. Kowhai Park — South Street, Feilding Kowhai Park is a large park with includes bird aviary, duck pond, rose garden, monarch butterfly garden, camellia walk and much more. Admission is free and tours can be arranged for groups. We have a whole section dedicated to the Manawatu Gorge, so check it out on. Location: Palmerston North city centre.