Activities in and close to Palmerston North

Palmerston North is an ideal hub for seeing many of the main attractions in the Central & Lower North Island. Within two hours you can be in the wine regions of Hawkes Bay or Martinborough, the ski fields of Mount Ruapehu, fishing off the West Coast beaches or visiting the beautiful capital city of Wellington.

For the adventurer we have Tararua & Ruahine Forest parks offering bush and mountain walks for all levels of fitness. Or you can try white water rafting or bungy jumping on the Rangitikei River.

Perhaps just a quiet visit to the new Rugby Museum, the oldest and arguably the first museum in the world devoted to the oval ball code. It contains New Zealand's biggest and most comprehensive collection of rugby memorabilia and records, including some of the world's rarest rugby artefacts. The extensive photo library provides rare and detailed coverage of the emergence of New Zealand as a major rugby power.

Learn something new at Te Manawa, a regional cultural centre, where art, heritage and science themes dominate. Our exhibitions explore the past; seek to inform today and pose questions about tomorrow. We host international touring shows and home-grown exhibits.

Visit the Tararua Wind Farm located on 700 hectares of private sheep and beef farming land on the south side of the Manawatu Gorge, in the Tararua Ranges. It is 10 kilometres from the city of Palmerston North, and is operated by Trust Power.

Terry and Jae can put together your own tour to any of the above activities or design your own tour for you. Just ask us about our tour packages and let us look after the rest.