The closest ‘Pick Up’ location for your hired campervan is Wellington.

Palmerston North is only a 2 hour (142 kilometre) drive north of Wellington.

Campervan Hire in Palmerston North

Palmerston North is a town in New Zealand with a large population of 82,400 residents. The town has many great activities for tourists to try and if you’re planning on visiting us, we recommend that you take a look at the My Campervan search tool to find motorhome hire close to Palmerston North. Campervan travel will allow you to really explore the Manawatu-Wanganui region of New Zealand. Make sure you also check out the South side of Palmerston North, when you pick up your campervan from Wellington, which is nearby.

Your Palmerston North Campervan Adventure Starts Here

When you visit Palmerston North, you’ll find that there is a lot of accommodation available. But why not not try something new and stay in a campervan rental in Palmerston North instead? The search feature that we offer at My Campervan™ will help you find the best deals for motorhome hire close to Palmerston North, and will match the options with your budget.

Your campervan will have most of the basic facilities that you’d expect a small home to have and some have even more than the basics. Hotel accommodation is unlikely to offer your own kitchen facilities, or if it does it will come at great expense. A campervan has it’s own kitchen, along with a living area, sleeping area and bathroom facilities.

In addition to the facilities that a campervan offers, you will have access to a cheap and convenient way to see lots of locations. With low fuel consumption and the advantage of not having to eat in expensive restaurants, you’ll be able to save money on your journey.

As you don’t need to pitch a tent when you do arrive at your overnight campsite, you’ll be able to get cooking and then relax before you go to bed, while the tent campers are struggling with their ground sheet and rummaging in the dark for their tent pegs and ropes.

You can either stop for the night wherever you fancy, choosing unique and unusual places to sleep, or you can stay in a more conventional holiday park with your Campervan. There are plenty around Palmerston North, and many of these sites offer additional facilities, or simply a safe place to stay. You can choose from parks such as the Palmerston North Holiday Park, Bridge Motor Lodge and Caravan Park and the United 6 Premier Motorhome.

Things to do Near Palmerston North in your Hired Campervan

You can see more of the area and try more activities when you choose motorhome hire in Palmerston North.

Why not go walking or tramping along the many walking tracks in the Palmerston North and Manawatu-Wanganui area. You’ll be able to enjoy the sights and scenery in the area enjoying the weather when it’s good. Visit Palmerston North’s Botanical Gardens, untouched native bush or see the New Zealand Rugby Museum and learn about ‘the sport that shaped New Zealand’s nation’. Or you can take your motorhome further afield and take the family fishing and surfing at Akitio Beach.

After your surfing you may want a day off from cooking in your campervan, so why not sample the wonderful food in Palmerston North? If you love food and want good service, check out The Coffee Club in The Square.

State Highway 3 is the main State Highway in Palmerston North. The road enters the city from the northwest and is labelled as Rangitikei Street. It then heads left into Grey Street, which is located north of The Square in Palmerston North. The highway proceeds along Princess Street to Main Street East before going eastward. It then exits Palmerston North and Ash Hurst as the Napier Road.

Another popular road for those travelling in Palmerston North is Rangitikei Street. This is one of New Zealand’s eight National Highways. It serves the west coast of the country’s North Island and forms a link between State Highway 1 and State Highway 2. The street is the main portal that allows inward and outward traffic to and from the north of New Zealand. When you travel along Rangitikei Street in your campervan rental near Palmerston North, you’ll note that it is a convenient road that enables you to reach nearby locations with little difficulty.

State Highway 3 is the main eastwest thoroughfare for Palmerston North. Only The Square breaks up the road. The Square is also known as the ‘Te Marae-O-Hine’ and is the 17 acres of open space found at the centre of Palmerston North.

Tremaline Road is located towards the north of the city and is the longest single road in the city. It is just 1.1 km from Tremaine Ave to Palmerston North on State Highway 2.

You can access Palmerston North using State Highway 1, which is New Zealand’s longest and most significant highway. It passes about 25 kilometres to the west of the city and you’ll be able to reach it easily in your campervan rental to and from Palmerston North.

Fitzherbert Avenue is the main south portal for Palmerston North. It crosses the Fitzherbert Bridge, the only bridge over the Manawatu River close to the city. The other bridge in the city in is Fitzherbert East Road, located in Ashhurst, 14 kilometres away. There are several locations that you can access using the highway, for example, Massey University and International Pacific College, as well as some of the newly developed residential areas such as Summerhill and Aokautere, which are located east of the river.

There are plenty of surrounding areas to travel and see, although one of My Campervan™’s favourite spots is our Nelson area, the spots to camp overnight are divine but most of all, it is right on the beach and coast of New Zealand and simply amazing.

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Drive Your Motorhome through Palmerston North’s History

Palmerston North is the main city of the Manawatu-Wanganui region of the North Island of New Zealand and it is a rich and fertile agricultural area. Palmerston North is the main centre of the New Zealand Police’s Central District.

The Māori name for Palmerston is ‘Pamutana’, but this is largely unused, with ‘Papaioea’ being the Maori’s preferred option. The city was first named ‘Palmerston’, to honour the Viscount Palmerston, a former Prime Minister of Great Britain. The suffix ‘North’ was added in 1871 by the Post Office to distinguish the settlement from Palmerston in the South Island.