Five picks for a weekend in Manawatū

Take a creative tour of Palmerston North city, where you’ll find that the Manawatū art scene is going off.


Berrymans Lane street art, Palmerston North. © ManawatūNZ

4.5 /5
From $145
Bentleys Motor Inn Visit website

Central City Location - Only a 5 minute walk to the heart of the city, The Square, cafes, restaurants and bars. . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Campervanning: the spontaneous way to travel

If the idea of a guided tour brings you out in spots, you’ll be wanting to bring yourself to the spots you most want to see. Read the story . . . 

4.4 /5
Aztec Motel Visit website

Welcome to the Aztec Motel The Aztec Motel is situated opposite Palmerston North Hospital and is just 5 minutes drive to an international airport and . . . More . . . 

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Activities

New Zealand Rugby Museum

There is only one true religion round here, mate, and that’s rugby union. Read the story . . . 

4.7 /5
Arena Lodge Visit website

Arena Lodge, one of Palmerston North's finest motels, specialising in affordable, luxury accommodation. The executive and one bedroom suites are ideal for business travellers and . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Manawatū: off the main drag

The Manawatū is a rich and deeply characterful part of the New Zealand landscape – perfect for a road trip. Read the story . . . 

4.3 /5
From $120
Pavilion Motel & Conference Centre Visit website

17 ground-floor units - studios, 1 and 2-bedroom units all with microwave and most with spa bath. Pet-friendly. Close to Massey University, College of Education, . . . More . . . 

From $120
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Things to do

Off-the-beaten-track day walks

Explore hidden walking gems that require only a map, some sturdy footwear and a strong desire to get out there and explore.  Read the story . . . 

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4.5 /5
A'La Vista Motel Visit website

Affordable luxury. 17 ground-floor family and studio units with kitchen facilities, plus 1 access unit. Most have a double spa bath. FREE Ultra Fast/fibre optic WiFi. . . . More . . . 

4.6 /5
Comfort Inn Kauri Court Visit website

The friendliest motel in Palmerston North with 4 luxury 1,2 and 3 bedroom serviced suites and 12 spacious, quiet refurbished suites including executive spa units, . . . More . . . 

4.3 /5
From $99
Awatea Park Motel Visit website

AWATEA PARK MOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTRE is situated on the edge of beautiful and tranquil Awatea Park. Although situated in the heart of Palmerston North, . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Four fun things to do in Feilding

Crowned New Zealand's most beautiful town not just once, but 16 times, Feilding is definitely a pretty place to visit. Read the story . . . 

From $95
Raceway Court Motel Visit website

20 ground-floor units (3 with spa bath) - 3 family, 7 x 1-brm, 10 studio. Licensed restaurant and bar. Conference room available for up to 30. . . . More . . . 

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