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What are Palmerston North’s most famous landmarks and monuments?

The Square

The Square is the central hub of the city, making it hard to miss when you visit using tickets to Palmerston North from Auckland. The Square is a park of gardens, trees, lakes, fountains, and a war memorial. It’s also home to the Clock Tower, which is one of Palmerston North’s most recognisable structures. The tower can be seen from all around the city of a night, when it illuminates in bright colours. Check the event calendar for the Square when you book cheap flights Auckland to Palmerston North as events and festivals regularly take place here.

Manawatu River Pathway

The Manawatu River Pathway stretches for about 10 kilometres (six miles) along the Manawatu River south of the city. It’s a scenic spot to go for a walk or a cycle in between Auckland to Palmerston North return flights. The path is marked up into manageable sections, so you could complete a portion of the pathway or the entire thing. There are beautiful river and park views along the Manawatu River Pathway, as well as the rose gardens, bird aviaries and duck ponds of the Victoria Esplanade. Spending a few hours exploring the Manawatu River Pathway is a great way to take in the nature of the region while holidaying on Auckland to Palmerston North flights without venturing too far from the centre.

Berrymans Lane

Check out the eclectic and artistic side to the city by visiting Berrymans Lane in between Auckland to Palmerston North return flights. This CBD street is lined with colourful and large murals, many of which were painted on a particularly rainy day in 2017. Stroll down the street to admire these striking pieces while holidaying on cheap flights to Palmerston North from Auckland.


What are the best restaurants and cafes in Palmerston North?


Aberdeen is one of the go-to steakhouses that keen carnivores will want to visit when travelling on flights Auckland to Palmerston North. It’s located in a historic building and has a beautiful outdoor courtyard. Aberdeen’s contemporary menu centres around fine cuts of steak, but there are also other meat, seafood, and vegetarian options. Go for an order of steak with the vegetables, potatoes, sauce, and butter of your choice. Other dishes to choose from include chicken breast stuffed with smoked cheddar and wrapped in bacon, sous vide lamb rump with a pistachio crust, and vegetable paella.

Little Savanna

Little Savanna serves a fusion menu influenced by the cuisines of New Zealand and South Africa. Meats and seafoods are flame-grilled to impart delicious smoky flavours, and some of the dishes to enjoy when you’re dining out while holidaying Auckland to Palmerston North flights include espetada meat skewers served with a tasty dipping sauce or scotch fillet with calamari. You could also pick from one of their many off-the-grill options, including crispy skin pork belly with pumpkin and potato mash, Mozambique coconut and capsicum stew, and Akaroa salmon with tzatziki and pumpernickel crostini.


Barista is one of the trendiest spots to visit while holidaying on flights Auckland to Palmerston North. During the day, Barista operates as a chic cafe, and at night transforms into a European-style bistro. If you’re visiting Palmerston North over the weekend, make plans to swing past Barista on Saturday evening for live entertainment, or Sunday for one of the monthly 1950s-inspired high teas. Otherwise, visit during the day to tuck into cafe favourites like sweet or savoury French toast and eggs benedict with bacon or smoked salmon. The nighttime offerings range include crispy confit duck and barbecue chicken linguine.


What is the best way to get around Palmerston North?

Palmerston North has a small, compact CBD, and it is easy to explore on foot when you book flights Auckland to Palmerston North. There’s also a series of bus routes that offer service through the city and its suburbs. Once your Auckland to Palmerston North flights arrive, you can catch the Palmerston North-Feilding bus route for quick and easy access into the city centre from Palmerston North Airport (PMR).
A rental car is essential if you’re planning on exploring beyond the city limits while holidaying on cheap flights Auckland to Palmerston North. There are several national parks and natural landmarks within reach of Palmerston North and which aren’t accessible by public transport. When you book cheap flights to Palmerston North from Auckland, you can also book your rental car through Webjet. Hire cars can be reserved for pick-up from Palmerston North Airport (PMR) or the city centre.


How much time should I spend in Palmerston North?

Palmerston North and the surrounding Manawatu region make for a great long weekend getaway. Book tickets to Palmerston North from Auckland for three to four days. Spend at least one full day exploring landmarks and attractions around the city centre and take a day trip or two to venture into the natural landscapes of the Manawatu region. 

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