Palmerston North tours include fishing trips, airplane tours, rafting adventures, garden and scenic tours. The City is home to a large population of students who attend Massey University and the cafes, restaurants and shopping precinct reflects a lively, creative atmosphere. Many of the original buildings from the early 1900’s have been tastefully renovated to offer a trendy dining scene along with some interesting local holiday accommodation options.
Palmerston North is a short drive away from the bush clad Tararua and Ruahine ranges. Horse trekking, bushwalking, hunting and fishing are among the most popular tours within the parks, forests, rivers and streams that make up this beautiful part of the Manawatu. Palmerston North is also close to the picturesque Manawatu Gorge which can be driven through or explored on a leisurely walking tour. The scenery is stunning with your tour following the mighty Manawatu River. Jet boating tours are also available.
If you are interested in a trout fishing guided tour, bungy jumping, or white water rafting The Rangitiki River provides all of these activities and more. There are a good choice of cultural, artistic and historical tours in Palmerston North. The City is centred around a large tree lined square which makes finding your way around the art galleries, museums and other Palmerston North attractions easy. Tours are taken daily of the New Zealand Rugby Museum, the Pioneer Museum and the comprehensive Te Manawa Museum Gallery & Science Centre. Palmerston North is known as the “Rose City” and is one of the best places in New Zealand to embark on a garden tour which will take you to the best gardens in the Manawatu, both private and public.
Take a self guided tour up to the expansive Tararua Wind Farm just 40 minutes drive from Palmerston North. Located on the south western side of the Manawatu Gorge, this is the largest wind farm in the southern hemisphere and the views are amazing. Enjoy a 15 minute scenic helicopter tour to view the turbines from the air. Helicopter flights also give you amazing views of either the rivers and gorges or the City sights. Palmerston North accommodation provides the perfect rest stop between tours with an excellent range of hotels, motels, lodges and bed and breakfasts. Organise a pick up and drop off from your tour and save on the worry of connections and transfers. Relax and enjoy your stay in the Manawatu by making the most of the Palmerston North Tours on offer.