Palmerston North Airport (PMR)
Flights depart Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton and Wellington to Palmerston North, all of which disembark at Palmerston North Airport. Palmerston North Airport is located 5kms from Palmerston North centre and is located in the middle of the north island.
Airport Accommodation: There are number of hotels located close to the Palmerston North airport. Book your Palmerston North accommodation by making an enquiry online.
Getting to Palmerston North
The shortest direct flight is from Wellington to Palmerston North only takes 35 minutes. Flights from Hamilton to Palmerston North take approximately 50 minutes. Whereas flights from Auckland to Palmerston North take an hour and 10 minutes. Flights from Christchurch to Palmerston North take an hour and 15 minutes.
Airlines that fly to Palmerston North
Airlines that offer cheap domestic flights to Palmerston North include:
Located 140km north of Wellington, Palmerston North is a city of approximately 85,000 residents. Originally, a centre for sawmilling, Palmerston North has become the gateway to the North Island. Its central location, along with a well-developed infrastructure and proximity to urban and rural centres, has led to Palmerston North developing a strong presence in the sector of distribution and logistics, as well as education and agriculture.
The city and the Manawatu region, is well known for its temperate climate and vast amount of sunshine, with there being on average 200 rain-free days a year. The nearby Manawatu Gorge provides a number of opportunities for walking, biking and swimming. Slightly further afield, the Tararua and Ruahine ranges offer some of the best tramping to be found in the North Island, and are an excellent vantage point from which to admire the Manawatu Plains.
The city itself contains numerous restaurants and cafés of varying styles and cuisines, while the surrounding area is home to several small pubs and galleries, allowing visitors to get both a literal and cultural taste of the region.
There are many things to do in Palmerston North, from visiting the Coach House Museum and the New Zealand Rugby museum, to river valley rafting. There are beautiful hikes along the Gorge track and Glow-worm caves, for those wanting to experience the active side of Palmerston North.