palmerston north

Arrive early and spend some time in Palmerston North, or extend your visit and explore the beautiful Manawatū region. 

Palmerston North’s attractive city centre surrounds The Square, a picturesque seven hectare park in the middle of the city. On the fringes of this beautiful green expanse you’ll find a vast array of cafés and restaurants that will keep your taste buds tingling.

The Plaza shopping centre, and locally owned boutique shops on Coleman Mall and George Street meet everyone’s shopping needs, while the library, the Living Room of the City, looks out over The Square and provides a quiet sanctuary for all.

If you’re after a spot of culture, just a stone’s throw away you’ll find Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and Heritage and the Zimmerman Art Gallery. For the rugby fanatics, Palmerston North is also home to the New Zealand Rugby Museum.

Palmerston North’s diverse range of cultures brings a dynamic, international perspective to everyday life, not to mention a delicious array of cultural cuisine and a vibrant events scene.

Visit for information about things to see and do in, and around, Palmerston North.


Getting to Palmerston North

By Air

Air NZ offers direct flights to Palmerston North from Auckland (1h 10m) and Christchurch (1h 10m).

Origin Air offers direct flights to Palmerston North from Nelson, Napier and Hamilton.

By Coach

Multiple daily InterCity services operate between Auckland and Palmerston North (approximately 9 hours) or Wellington and Palmerston North (approximately 2 hours).  Journeys are available from many other centres, check the website for details.


If you prefer to drive, New Zealand offers a number of rental car companies, both big brands with modern fleet vehicles to more budget offerings of older cars. The drive from Auckland (airport) to Palmerston North is around 6-7 hours (excluding breaks), and Wellington to Palmerston North is usually between 90 minutes and 2 hours. 

Airport Transport in Palmerston North


Taxis Palmerston North, (06 355 5333), Taxis Gold & Black, (06 351 2345), and Supershuttle (09 522 5100) operate from the main taxi rank in front of the terminal building.

A dedicated Pick-up and Drop-off Zone for Rideshare passengers is located in the General Car Park in the ‘P30’ car parking area towards the front of the terminal.





Conference Organisers

Conferences & Events Ltd
Ali Howard
Direct: +64 (0)21 1428 596
 +64  4 384 1511

This event is organised by Conferences & Events Ltd.  We are a New Zealand business.