Discount hotels in Palmerston North, New Zealand, will put vacationers in the heart of this country’s “Student City”. Located within the inland Manawatu-Wanganui region of North Island, the community of more than 79,000 residents is best known for its universities.
Hotels in Palmerston North are centrally located for easy access to this city’s many sights, including Massey University and the Universal College of Learning. It is said the more than 50 percent of this city’s populace is aged 25 and under, which has given rise to its reputation as a college town. Among the attractions here beyond the colleges include The Square, which is a seven-hectare park that includes lakes, fountains and gardens. Other sites worth visiting include nearby Tongariro National Park, the Mt. Raupehu ski area and the Returning Column sculpture, which has a place of honor in The Square. The Victoria Esplanade Gardens are also notable picnic grounds. The gardens contain more than 5,500 different kinds of roses.