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What can you do in Palmerston North over the weekend?
New Zealand Rugby Museum
The New Zealand Rugby Museum is a must-visit for All Blacks fans who book cheap flights to Palmerston North. The museum tells the story of the All Blacks national team and how rugby evolved in NZ. The exhibits showcase photographs, uniforms, equipment, trophies, and badges that date all the way back to the early years of British settlement. Visitors holidaying on flights to Palmerston North will come across several interactive exhibits. Put your kicking, tackling, and sprinting skills to the test to see if you might have what it takes to join the All Blacks.
Head north of the city for a day to see the Pohangina Valley in between your return flights to Palmerston North. The valley is 42 kilometres (26 miles) long and is home to some of the best natural beauty in the Manawatu region. As you make your way through the valley, you’ll notice that the landscape changes from rolling green hills to ancient native forests to mountains. Drive along the Pohangina Valley Scenic Drive, and stop off along the way to visit various landmarks and hiking trails. Some spots to have on your radar include the Totara Reserve, Mount Maharahara, the Songbird Gardens, and the Fern Walk.
Dugald MacKenzie Rose Gardens
The Dugald MacKenzie Rose Gardens is one of the most colourful and beautiful spots to see in the Victoria Esplanade Gardens. It’s home to more than 5,000 roses in just about every shade you could imagine. Take a walk through the various displays to enjoy the garden’s sights and scents while holidaying on flights to Palmerston North. The Dugald MacKenzie Rose Gardens are a quick walk south of the city centre, so they’re the perfect place to take a step back from the CBD and appreciate nature.
When is the best time to visit Palmerston North?
The summer months are often viewed as the best time to book airfare to Palmerston North. The warm daytime temperatures of about 23°C mean plenty of time outside. Summer also features several great events and markets, including the Sounds of Summer and the Festival of Cultures. Palmerston North is a popular destination for families, so the city is especially busy during the summer school holidays. Book early to find the best hotel deals if you’ll be heading out on flights to Palmerston North then.
Spring and autumn are also fantastic times to book tickets to Palmerston North if you don’t mind slightly chillier weather. Daytime temperatures hit between 16° and 20°C most days, and travelling outside the busy summer means you’ll encounter fewer tourists. Each of these seasons comes with its own set of colourful nature – spring comes to life with pastel blooms, and brightly-coloured foliage takes over the Manawatu region in autumn.
Winter dips to about 13°C during the day and a cool 5°C at night. There’s also a bit more rain in winter than in the other seasons. However, winter is a great time to book cheap flights to Palmerston North if the cold doesn’t bother you or if you plan to visit mostly indoor attractions. A winter drop in tourism means it’s the ideal time to find cheap rates on hotels.
What is the cost of visiting Palmerston North?
Make the most of the bargains available through Webjet to plan an amazing trip without breaking the bank. Webjet has great deals on both hotels and rental cars in addition to cheap flights to Palmerston North. There are dozens of hotels to consider after you book tickets to Palmerston North, with the average price coming in around $150 NZD. Many attractions in the Manawatu region are outside the city, so consider renting a car after booking airfare to Palmerston North. A wide range of rental cars are available through Webjet. Prices start from around $80 NZD per day, and cars can be picked up from Palmerston North Airport (PMR).
Take advantage of the local bus network if you won’t have a car in between your return flights to Palmerston North. Bus fare costs $2.50 NZD. You can even catch the Feilding-Palmerston North bus line from Palmerston North Airport (PMR) for an affordable ride into town.
There are plenty of free attractions to visit while holidaying on flights to Palmerston North. Some examples include the Dugald MacKenzie Rose Gardens, Te Manawa Museum, and the Manawatu River Pathway. Don’t miss out on the chance to visit NZ’s national Rugby Museum while holidaying on return flights to Palmerston North. Tickets cost $12.50 NZD for adults and $5 NZD for kids.