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Get ready to experience the best of Palmy!

Jump on board Aotearoa's longest mini choo choo at Palmy's Esplanade Railway and live out your giant dreams. It's a thrilling adventure for the whole family!

From fine wines to adventure-filled weekends, Palmy has it all. Bring the whole whānau and experience all the family-friendly activities you could ever need. Show off your kicking abilities and kick for the winning penalty at the New Zealand Rugby Museum, or sit back and sip your way through the extensive beer collection at Brew Union.

Feelin’ a bit fancy? Kick off your heels and be pampered at Alchemy and I, New Zealand’s only cocktail and beauty salon. The good times never end when you are treated to a meal at Amayjen, Palmy’s only hatted restaurant. You’ll be sure to taste the finest of food that Palmerston North has to offer.

Keep your little ones busy at our Memorial Park Splashpad, home to the largest free watersoaker in the Southern Hemisphere. This free family attraction will have you sorted all through the warmer months.

Keen to explore Palmy?

Discover a huge range of family attractions for adults and kids, adventure and adrenaline activities, as well as peaceful nature-based experiences that will get you back in touch with the real world.

Why not hit the trails and check out some of Palmy’s finest pathways? How about an adrenaline-packed weekend or a child-friendly getaway? We've got some locally loved favourites in these itineraries!
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Want to find some of our best local eats?

Take a stroll through Palmy, and you’ll find an abundance of foodie delights all within just a few kilometres.

From fine dining and gourmet indulgence to traditional dishes from around the world, you’ll never be far from a meal that suits your taste and budget. And you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice by the city’s diverse range of international fare.

Why not hit the town and enjoy our local brew scene? Brew Union offers house brewed beers, guest beers and ciders. If beer isn’t your thing why not visit BABCO – Brick Artisan Bread Company and grab one of their famous baked treats – we promise you won’t be able to stop at one.

Why not check out our map below to find out the best of Palmy’s food scene.
  • The orange pin shows off the wide array of bakeries and cafes that Palmy has to offer.
  • Want a cheeky vino or two with the gals? Check out the yellow pin on the map.
  • The pink pins on the map are where food gets a bit fancy.
  • Want a quick bite to eat? The blue pins on the map show off some of the best casual dining's we have to offer.

Want to have a taste of Palmy in your own home?

We’re truly spoilt for choice here in Palmy, with more than 200 cafés, bars and restaurants scattered in and around the city. You can now experience and enjoy a taste of some of our city’s incredible businesses, right in the comfort of your own home. 

The 39 dishes that make up A Taste of Palmy showcase our city as an exciting dining destination, as well as the food innovation capital of Aotearoa. Take the time to recreate these masterpieces, share them with your friends and whānau, and surrender your taste buds to this mouth-watering mix of sweet and savoury.

Price $29.99  

Get your copy today from the Palmerston North i-SITE centrally located in Te Marae o Hine – The Square.  



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