As a growing hub for the lower North Island, Palmerston North offers the sophistication and diversity of a major city with all the freedom and space of a provincial centre.
Museums, heritage collections and art galleries are prominent, and go hand in hand with the colourful array of cafes and dining options that will take your taste buds on a tour of the world.
A year-round calendar of events keeps the City alive and humming, from motorsport, to urban festivals of creativity and music that bring the streets alive with their colour and sounds.
An internationally-recognised theatre scene provides entertainment for all tastes, while the local music scene thrives with a mixture of mainstream and ‘underground' venues that cater to wide and varied tastes.
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See an introduction to Palmerston North here.