Locality Guide

The Square, Palmerston North CBD

 

Palmerston North, commonly referred to by locals as Palmerston, or colloquially Palmy, is the main city of the Manawatu-Wanganui region of the North Island of New Zealand.

Palmerston North is located inland, in the eastern Manawatu Plains, near the north bank of the Manawatu River. The city is 35 km from the river's mouth and 12 km from the end of the Manawatu Gorge. It is about 140 km north of the capital, Wellington.

 

Visitor Centre & Local Authority

  • Palmerston North i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

Ph: 0800 626 292

  • Palmerston North City Council 

Ph: 06 356 8199

 

Attractions

Palmerston North has more eating out places per head of population than anywhere else in New Zealand. The city is also a shopper's dream with all the fashion-ista options – there are shopping malls, clothing boutiques, designer stores and other fashion outlets to choose from. 

The city also has a first class museum and art gallery ‘Te Manawa’.  It’s also one of the only places in the country you can easily see a wind farm in operation.

Some of the family friendly attractions in Palmerston North include:

  1. Victoria Esplanade
  2. Lido Aquatic Centre
  3. Inflatable World
  4. Lazertag Experience                                                                    
  5. Kids Republic
  6. Daytona Indoor Raceway 
  7. Bowlarama
  8. Paintball
  9. Lollipops Playland
  10. New Zealand Rugby Muesum

http://www.manawatunz.co.nz/visit/see-do/top-picks/family-friendly-attra...

                               Te Apiti Wind Farm

 

Facilities

  • The Plaza is Manawatu's premium shopping destination which stands at the heart of Palmerston North's CBD with a variety of choices for everyone.
  • Palmerston North has an assortment of fantastic restaurants for everyone, ranging from cheap and cheerful to fine dining.
  • Palmerston Norths’ Event cinema is located on Broadway Avenue in the middle of the CBD.

 

Community

  • Palmerston North Hospital

          50 Ruahine Street, Palmerston North

          Ph: 06-356 9169

  • Palmerston North R.S.A

           200 Broadway Ave, Palmerston North

           Ph: 021 932 151

  • Taxis Gold & Black

            Ph: 06-351 2345

 

 

Pre-Schools

The early childhood facilities in Palmerston North include:

  • Wananga Pre School

06-358 8873

  • Puddleducks Montessori Preschool

06-356 4616

  • Footsteps Adventist Preschool

06-357 5827

  • Little Monkeys Preschool

06-358 8262

  • Cornerstone Christian Preschool

06-356 5452

  • Rudolf Steiner Kindergarten

06-354 4514

  • First Steps Palmerston North childcare

06-354 7907

  • Lollipops Educare

06-354 3782

  • ABC Palmerston North childcare

06-354 0941

  • Learn A Lot Kindy Kidz

06-356 9087

  • ABC Hokowhitu childcare

06-354 9994

  • Parkland Kindergarten

06-356 8960

  • Kelvin Grove Kindergarten

06-354 1442

  • ABC Marne

06-353 0092

  • Campbell Street Kindergarten

06-356 4078

  • Hokowhitu Kindergarten

06-357 8816

  • Roslyn Kindergarten

06-357 9910

  • Somerset Kindergarten

06-354 3585

  • Cloverlea Kindergarten

06-354 8671

  • Takaro Kindergarten

06-358 4434

  • West End Kindergarten

06-358 2405

  • Awapuni Kindergarten

06-357 6380

  • PORSE In-Home Childcare Palmerston North

06-357 7766

 

Primary Schools

The primary schools in Palmerston North are:

  • Palmerston North Adventist Christian School

06-357 6256

  • St Mary's Catholic School

06-357 5015

  • St James' Catholic School

06-357 9719

  • Milson School

06-358 5204

  • Roslyn School

06-357 9946

  • Our Lady of Lourdes School

06-358 9727

  • Cloverlea Primary School

06-357 3955

  • West End School

06-358 2465

  • Central Normal School

06-359 3337

  • Riverdale School

06-354 2416

  • Hokowhitu School

06-357 9667

  • Takaro School

06-358 1563

  • Somerset Crescent School

06-354 3274

  • Terrace End School

06-357 9950

  • Russell Street School

06-358 6671

  • Awapuni Primary School

06-358 1735

  • Winchester School

06-357 9414

  • Longburn School

06-355 1642

  • Whakarongo School

06-356 9640

  • Cornerstone Christian School

06-356 7326

  • Carncot School

06-353 2302

  • College Street Normal School

06-358 1092

  • Newbury School

06-354 9359

  • Tiritea School

06-354 8845

  • Parkland School

06-358 1469

  • Kairanga School

06-329 0824

  • Linton Camp School

06-325 8740

 

Secondary Schools

Secondary Schools in Palmerston North include:

  • Palmerston North Boys' High School

06-354 5176

  • Palmerston North Girls' High School

06-357 9194

  • Freyberg High School

06-358 4971

  • Awatapu College

06-356 4817

  • Ross Intermediate School

06-358 5461

  • Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School

06-358 0548

  • Monrad Intermediate School

06-357 9777

  • St Peter's College

06-354 4198

  • Longburn Adventist College

06-354 1059

 

Tertiary Schools

Tertiary institutes include:

  • Massey University

06-350 5701

  • IPU Tertiary Institute New Zealand

0800 367 472

  • UCOL - Universal College of Learning

06-952 7000

 

Sport

Palmerston North has many sporting facilities to name a few:

  • Sport Manawatu

06-357 5349

  • Massey Sport & Recreation Centre

06-350 5080

  • Marist Sports Club (PN) Inc

06-356 6322

  • Arena Manawatu

06-356 1505

  • Lido Aquatic Centre

06-357 2684

  • Flip City

06-355 2442