• While in Palmerston North, visit the Victoria Esplanade (located less than 5 minutes drive from our motel). The Esplanade is 19 hectares which runs along the Manawatu River and is a striking city gateway offering a wealth of recreation and leisure pursuits. The Esplanade offers native plants, beautiful gardens and rose gardens. It is home to the city's most extensive childrens playground, which includes a paddling pool. You may also like to take a ride on the miniature railway train. You can also check out the Esplanade's bird aviary and duck pond. You may like to try one of the Esplanade's walking tracks - either through native bush or along the river.
  • New Zealand Rugby Museum - This has the most comprehensive collection of Rugby mementos anywhere, covering the years since the commencement of the national game in 1870 right up to the present day.
  • Lido Aquatic Centre
    Experience the thrill and excitement of the tallest and only SuperBowl in the North Island, an open-flume Speedslide that propels the bravest of riders at up to 17 metres per second, plus an AquaPlay multi-level interactive play for the little ones.
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  • The Manawatu Cycleway on The Country Road
    This multi-day ride promises to treat you to some of the very best scenery NZ has to offer. Discover soaring white mudstone cliffs, dramatic backdrops of the Ruahine Ranges and lush farmland along the Pohangina Valley terraces. The 126km ride takes you on a two day journey through the heart of rural Manawatu and into the urban centre of Palmerston North City. View route details...