- Colloquially, Palmerston North is called Palmy, never Palmerston as there is a settlement called Palmerston in the South Island.
- Taihape is known as the Gumboot Throwing Capital of New Zealand and hosts it's annual competition on the first Tuesday after Easter.
- Down on Palmerston North's Esplanade is a little piece of Palmerston North history that has been thrilling kids of all ages since 1969 - The
Esplanade Railway. Hop on board for a 20minute ride through 2.2km of native bush and Palmerston North scenic beauty.
- The Wairakea Honey Centre is worth a visit just to learn more about the wonders of Manuka honey. They have a wide range of honey products and are famous for their honey ice cream! They're at the corner of State Highway 1 & Rongotea Road, Palmerston North
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