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A'La Vista Motel
171 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Phone: +64-6-357 1199
Freephone: 0800 10 84 84

Email: alavistamotel@inspire.net.nz
Website: www.alavistamotel.co.nz

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A'La Vista Motel in Palmerston North

Local Area and Activities - Things to do in Palmerston North

Special attractions in the Manawatu include:

  • Plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained, such as mini-golf, ten pin bowling or racing around an indoor kart track. For more speed and action, be sure to check out the International Speedway during the summer at the Central FMG Stadium which is also the home during the winter of our Rugby side - The Turbos!
  • New Zealand Rugby Museum - contains a comprehensive collection of rugby memorabilia and records, including some of the world's rarest rugby artefacts.
  • Te Manawa - Our Museum, Gallery & Science Centre - changing exhibitions
  • Our windmills - a short drive through Ashhurst onto Sadde Rd will take you right underneath - spectacular!
  • Feilding - An authentic rural town, the hub of Manawatu important agricultural sector, home to the largest stock saleyards in the Southern Hemisphere. Friday is sale day - guided tours -complete with a Farmers Market.
  • Regent Theatre and Centrepoint Theatre - something for everyone
  • Manawatu Forest Walks - The Gorge Track, Kahikatea Walk, Rangiwahia Hut Track - head to the hills and explore Manawatu by foot.
  • Cross Hills Gardens - world class rhododendrans - peak flowering October - November
  • Herb Farm - 2 acres of themed gardens, 100% natural skincare and health care products manufactured on site.

Events Calendar

  • End of January - NZ Motocross Championships
  • Mid Feb - NZ Grand Prix
  • Mid March - Central Districts Field Days
  • Early October - National Dog Show
  • End March - Festival of Cultures
  • Early April - Ford Manawatu Sires Produce Stakes - Awapuni Racecourse
  • Early May - Manawatu Garden Festival - Manifield
  • Early June - Manawatu International Jazz & Blues Fesitval
  • August-September-October - Turbos in Action at FMG Stadium

Local Restaurants

  • A 2 minute walk to the all day dining in award-winning La Patio Café & Bar located in Hotel Coachman. Chargeback facilities to the motel are in place.
  • Also the Elm Café on Fitzherbert is a Licensed BYO Restaurant offering a fantastic menu offering modern NZ cuisine. Wonderful courtyard, alfresco dining.
  • Aberdeen Steakhouse & Bar comes highly recommended specialising in succulent "Angus Pure" Steaks - 10 minute walk from A' La Vista.
  • Early May - Manawatu Garden Festival - Manifield
  • Many cafés located in George St, all equally buzzing!
  • Early June - Manawatu International Jazz & Blues Fesitval
  • A 5 minute walk to a collection of restaurants on Fitzherbert Ave, located at the square end include: Thai Orchid, Thai House, De Coree - Korean BBQ, Bangkok Thai, Halikarnas, Rosie O'Gradys, Lone Star, Roma, Café Express.

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