Top things to do

Top Choice International in Palmerston North

Nero Restaurant

Set in a refreshed 1918 Victorian with a manicured alfresco dining area, Nero is the peak of fine dining in Palmy. The chef and owner is an ambassador for Beef & Lamb New Zealand, but also serves dishes like sti…
Top Choice Vietnamese in Palmerston North

Saigon Corner

The pick of Palmy cheap eats, this cheerful, casual Vietnamese restaurant nails all the classics: pho, banh mi, rice-paper rolls and noodle and rice dishes. Fresh and filled with locals, it's good to eat in or take …
Top Choice Museum in Palmerston North

Te Manawa

Te Manawa merges a museum and art gallery into one experience, with vast collections joining the dots between art, science and history. The museum has a strong Māori focus and includes plenty of social history, info…
Top Choice Cafe in Palmerston North

Local

Brilliant Local specialises in build-your-own meals. For breakfast, that means eggs with additions like potato herb hash and grilled salmon, and for lunch, wholesome bowls with your choice of protein on salad. Shari…
Top Choice Museum in Palmerston North

New Zealand Rugby Museum

Fans of the oval ball holler about the New Zealand Rugby Museum, an amazing space overflowing with rugby paraphernalia, from a 1905 All Blacks jumper to a scrum machine and the actual whistle used to start the first…
Top Choice Cosmetics in Palmerston North

Herb Farm

Demand for Lynn Kirkland's homemade natural remedies led to the Herb Farm opening in 1993. Her daughter joined the business, and together they sell beautiful, natural skincare and health products on 1 hectare of fai…
Top Choice Microbrewery in Palmerston North

Brew Union

An impressive warehouse formerly housing a butcher, followed by a record store and sports shop, is now the best spot for a drink in Palmy. Reaching across an entire block, the microbrewery-bar and restaurant has 21 …
European in Palmerston North

Fat Farmer

There's a definition of the noun 'farmer' on the wall at this restaurant and bar: 'someone who is outstanding in their field'. And while they may not take themselves seriously, dishes such as pan-fried goat's cheese…
Asian in Palmerston North

Yeda

Yeda feels a little like a beer or uni hall, probably because the long, minimalist room with concrete floors is packed with students. It covers all Asian bases, from Vietnamese pho to Thai chicken and dumplings. Sip…
South Indian in Palmerston North

Arranged Marriage

A taste of Kerala right on The Square, this is the second restaurant from the Kathakali team in New Plymouth. The decor is fun and vibrant without being gaudy (love the coconut wall) and the food aromatic. You'll fi…