Manawatu is a beautiful green region of New Zealand and the perfect place for a relaxing holiday. Located north of Wellington, the Manawatu is a region of native habitats, scenic walks, amazing landscapes, adventure activities, and rich history. The university city of Palmerston North is the main town in Manawatu and one of the countries largest provincial towns. more
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Mobile-friendly - New Zealand-style motel apartments, some sleeping up to five-seven people. Located three minutes from Palmerston North International Airport and three kilometres from city centre. Situated opposite Palmerston North hospital. Close to shops, cafes. restaurants and bars plus cinemas and theatres. 24-hour supermarket, takeaways, and good restaurant within 100 metres of motel. Adjoining rooms, great for groups and family reunions.
Mobile-friendly - Close to Palmerston North Central Business District and Massey University. 17 fully self-contained accommodation ground-floor apartments. Family and studio units most with double spa baths, luxury units with super-king beds. Ideal for corporate and family stays. 50+ channels with Guest Select in all units and Free Wireless Internet in all units. Children's playground. Swimming pool. Enquire about our Romantic Package.
Located in the heart of Palmerston North is the Alpha Motor Inn, a well established, comfortable, affordable 20 unit motel. We're centrally located on Victoria Ave, a short walk to the city centre. Rooms feature daily service, self-contained units with kitchens/kitchenettes and microwaves. Electric blankets, heating. Shower/baths, phone, Freeview TV, Internet access, Ironing facilities. Cot & highchair available.
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Mobile-friendly - We have 10 very quiet ground floor units situated in pleasant garden surroundings. The Motel is set on an elevated back section; away from train and traffic noise. Fantastic views of the Tararua Mountain range. Free WIFI. All motel units are equipped with tea/coffee making facilities and a microwave. Some units have limited cooking facilities.
Mobile-friendly - Location is one of our greatest assets. Just 50 metres to the Plaza shopping mall, 300 metres to CBD, cafes, restaurants, bars, cinema and theatre. Three kilometres to Massey University and IPC. Spas in all units, Super King or King-size beds and kitchen facilities in all suites. All guests also have free use of Cityfitness Gym while staying.
Mobile-friendly - Located on a quiet back section, just a ONE MINUTE stroll to the Palmerston North CBD. Giving you peaceful surroundings and also convenience while you are away from home. All of our motels 13 ground floor accommodation units have been recently refurbished to a high standard, yet we are offering affordable rates, giving you real value for money.
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Baxters on Ranfurly and Palmy 31 have been designed to provide spacious, independent apartment living at either end of the heart of Palmerston North City. Both facilities offer single, large single and double studio rooms with communal kitchen, living and dining facilities and secure car parking on site. Suitable for short & long term stays.
Mobile-friendly - Whatever the reason for visiting Manawatu's 'capital', Bella Vista Motel can fulfill your accommodation and conference requirements. A great location with 18 superior units and conference facilities only 5-minute walk from the centre of the city. Conference facilities catering for 20 boardroom-style or up to 30 theatre-style with in-house catering available. High-speed Broadband available. Qualmark 4 Star Rating.
Mobile-friendly - Welcome to our warm, affordable, well-appointed motel in a quiet location close to public transport, restaurants and civic amenities in the delightful city of Palmerston North. Close to various recreational areas and the Massey University. On site parking. Friendly hosts keen to please – come stay.
Mobile-friendly - Palmerston North's newest accommodation at the right price! Complex fully air-conditioned. Three minutes walk to restaurants, five minutes to CBD. All suites designed with your comfort in mind making staying at B-Ks an enjoyable experience. Smart TVs. Executive suites. Recliner chairs. Conference facilities. Gym and Sauna. Centrally located opposite Arena Manawatu for indoor sports and events, stockcars, rugby.
Campus Summer Stays offer apartments and single rooms at an astonishingly affordable rate for such centrally located accommodation. Our facilities are not just for students. We cater for independent travellers, groups, sports teams and anyone looking for short term accommodation. Campus stays are in four major centres, all offering cheap accommodation; Auckland, Palmerston North, Wellington and Christchurch.
Ridge Top Farm combines the tranquility of luxury camping with a true 'Kiwi farm' experience. Part of the Canopy Camping Escapes network of luxury campsites around NZ, glamping at Ridge Top Farm offers spectacular views, stunning scenery and plenty to keep you entertained during your visit.
Mobile-friendly - Situated in the hub of Palmerston North’s CBD, boasting 85 modern guest rooms, restaurant & 2 bars, Distinction Palmerston North is the ideal accommodation choice for the smart traveller. The hotel also offers one of the largest conference and wedding venues in the lower North Island. Offering FREE unlimited WiFi.
Escorted North and South Island tours specifically designed for mature travellers. Proven itinerary can assure you a hassle-free, fun filled holiday. Enjoy a new experience, meet new friends and become part of our unique family. The best value for money tour on the market, enquire today.
Learn the fascinating history of selling livestock, one of New Zealand's oldest traditions, dating back to the 1880s. Wander through 330 sheep pens, watch the auction process. Sit in state of the art cattle rostrum and view the latest computer technology used. Guided tours are Fridays at 11am. Bookings essential. Contact Feilding Information Centre.
Eat seasonally, buy local and live well! Every Friday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm in Feilding's Manchester Square you'll find Feilding's Farmers Market. Locally grown fresh produce and added value products all sold by the producers. Stalls include: chicken, venison, eggs, wine, pate, fudge, preserves, seasonal fruits and veggies, and much more.
Centrally located in the lower North Island, halfway between Wanganui and Palmerston North, Fermanagh Homestead has the perfect atmosphere for relaxation, romance or for exploring the wonderful Rangitikei region. Our Rangitikei accommodation features a Queen size bed, fold-out double bed, open-plan dining room, kitchen and lounge. Continental breakfast provided, dinner by arrangement.
Mobile-friendly - Centrally located along Palmerston North's premier accommodation strip, less than one kilometre's drive from Palmerston North's Square, CBD, Massey University and IPC. Extremely quiet, superior accommodation. Our 16 Executive Suites and 4 Premium Studio Units cater for both Corporate and Leisure customers. Swipecard security, Air-conditioning, Double spabaths, FREE Wireless Broadband, Café style breakfast available. Book online today.
Mobile-friendly - Convenient, centrally located less than 2km to popular Wedding Venues, the CBD, Manawatu Golf Club and Massey University. Opposite Fitzherbert Park Cricket Oval, Hockey Astro Turf and Palmerston North Esplanade walkways/cycleways. Unlimited Free Wifi. Qualmark 4 Star. Convenient All Ground Floor motel accommodation for the discerning guest, business traveller or family. Well appointed Corporate Accommodation with spacious dedicated workstations.
Mobile-friendly - Experience the thrill of a helicopter flight whilst taking in the stunning views of New Zealand from a fresh perspective. Heliforce is a New Zealand company and they market a fleet of helicopters in Palmerston North and Wellington and their primary focus is all about delivering the results with safety being foremost.
Mobile-friendly - Good, old fashioned hospitality for travellers and holiday makers. Himatangi Beach Holiday Park - in Manawatu on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand - is the ideal spot for campervans, caravans, tents and holiday-makers seeking comfortable, tidy cabin accommodation. Brand new events room, great for group gatherings. Spirit of Hospitality Award for Excellence in Holiday Parks.
If summer means sunshine, sands and sunsets to you, then take a trip to the peaceful, quiet and sandy expanses of Himatangi Beach. Located in the Manawatu district in the North Island - about 30 minutes drive west from the city of Palmerston North - this west coast beach is home to New Zealand's largest sand dunes.
The perfect getaway for family or groups, Hodd Cottage is set in a fenced garden, has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and excellent fully self catering amenities. A wonderful range of outdoor activities including walks, full day tramps, trout fishing, farm tours and mountain biking will fill your days and you will want return to Mt Huia again and again.
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David Bowie Tribute - Planet Earth Is Blue
After a hugely successful night in Napier marking the first anniversary of David Bowie's passing in Jan 2016 they are taking the show on the road! Well...down the road at least to the fantastic Common Room in Hastings, ...
Where: The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
Address: 227 Heretaunga St East, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
From: 7:30pm on Sunday 26th February 2017
To: 11:00pm on Sunday 26th February 2017
Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival
Celebrating Excellence. Te Matatini is a significant cultural festival and the pinnacle event for Māori performing arts. Held every two years, it is one of the most highly anticipated events for performers, their ...
Where: Sports Park Hawke's Bay, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
Address: Percival Rd, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
From: 11:00am on Wednesday 22nd February 2017
To: 3:30pm on Sunday 26th February 2017
Summer in the Park - Marty's Juke Joint
Marty's Juke Joint brings together Rock' n Roll, Jump Blues, Swing and a mixture of hep-cat Jive, all stemming from the earliest rock and roll styles of the late 1940's and early 1950's. Think of the rollicking music ...
Where: Cornwall Park, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
Address: Tomoana Rd, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
From: 3:00pm on Sunday 26th February 2017
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 26th February 2017
Dewar Cup - Polo 2017
Come and watch the polo action at Elwood Park. Teams will be playing for the prestigious Dewar Cup. Entry is free for spectators and all are welcome. The finals will be held on Sunday 26th February 2017.
Where: Ellwood Function Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
Address: 15 Otene Road, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
From: 11:00am on Friday 24th February 2017
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 26th February 2017
Gypsy Travellers Fair
First-time visit to your town. Come try out the bouncy castle. Plenty of crystals to choose from. Tie dyed clothing for children, hair braiding, dream catchers and many more things to see.
Where: Ruatoria Rugby Club, Ruatoria, East Cape
Address: Tuparoa Rd, Ruatoria, East Cape
From: 9:00am on Saturday 25th February 2017
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 26th February 2017
Plastic Bag Free Tairawhiti Monthly Beach Clean Up
Celebrate #Seaweek2017! Come along and enjoy some time at the beach while doing something great for the community and the planet. Bring some gloves and a bucket to put your rubbish into. Moving towards a plastic bag ...
Where: Midway Beach, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
Address: Centennial Marine Drive, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
From: 10:00am on Sunday 26th February 2017
To: 11:00am on Sunday 26th February 2017
Walk Fit Feb - A Structural Chiropractic Event
Walk Fit Feb is an event focused on creating a simple health-promoting habit - to walk more. The Challenge: Walk a minimum of 20-30 minutes once a day, outside of work during the month of February. Take part on ...
Where: Structural Chiropractic, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
Address: 807 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
From: 6:00am on Wednesday 1st February 2017
To: 9:00pm on Tuesday 28th February 2017
Napier Repertory Players - Verdict
Napier Repertory Players’ 2017 Art Deco Production is Verdict, written by Agatha Christie and directed by Nanette Wright, QSM. Verdict is not written in the usual Christie "whodunnit" format and comments instead on ...
Where: Napier Little Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
Address: 76 McGrath St, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
From: 7:30pm on Wednesday 22nd February 2017
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 4th March 2017
Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market
Delight in a shopping event of taste sensations at one of New Zealand’s oldest and largest traditional Farmers’ Markets. The Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market offers a complete shopping experience. Discover the diverse ...
Where: Hawke's Bay A & P Showgrounds, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
Address: Kenilworth Rd, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
From: 8:30am on Sunday 12th February 2017
To: 12:30pm on Sunday 30th April 2017
Seaweek - Keep Napier Beautiful
A children’s event decorating reusable cloth bags at the National Aquarium. National Aquarium Contact Carol Larson - Email: email@example.com or Phone: 833-5424. Aquarium admission fees apply.
Where: National Aquarium of New Zealand, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
Address: 546 Marine Parade, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
From: 10:00am on Saturday 25th February 2017
To: 3:30pm on Sunday 5th March 2017