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Palmerston North

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23 travelers at this place:

  • Day210

    Way down to Wellington

    March 6 in New Zealand

    Haben heute morgen gleich unseren Muskelkater gemerkt und so war für uns klar zu viel laufen werden wir heute nicht😂 also machten wir uns auf nach Palmerston North. Zu viel von der Stadt haben wir nicht gesehen, sind in ein Einkaufszentrum haben in ein paar Läden reingeschaut und uns dann in ein Sessel gesetzt und das free Wifi genutzt😂 auf dem Weg zum nächsten Campingplatz gönnten wir uns noch ein Soft cone vom Burger King👌 unser Campingplatz war mal wieder direkt an einem Fluss. Dort haben wir ein Pärchen aus der UK kennen gelernt und mit ihnen zusammen die Zeit verbracht bis das Gewitter anfing und wir uns ins Auto verkriechen mussten.
    Am nächsten Tag stand Masterton auf dem Plan, eigentlich wollten wir zum Castle Point Lighthouse, von dem wir schon richtig schöne Bilder gesehen haben, nur leider hat es seit gestern Abend nicht mehr aufgehört zu regnen und auch die nette Dame an dem Infocenter meinte es würde sich nicht lohnen 1 Stunde hin zu fahren.
    Und was machten wir nun?
    Wir gingen in die Bücherei😂 unsere elektronischen Sachen mussten mal wieder auf geladen werden;)
    Da es am Abend immer noch regnete, wollten wir auch draußen nicht anfangen zu kochen und so machten wir uns selbstgemachte Sandwiches, mit Schinken, Käse, Krautsalat, Essiggurken und Chips👌 Raphael machte sich gleich mal ein Monster Burger!
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  • Day122

    Hastings - Wellington (via Palmerston N)

    August 2, 2017 in New Zealand

    We spent the night in a car park in the centre of Hastings which unbeknown when we parked up (as we arrived in the dark) was also next to a train line. We therefore woke up numerous times to the sound of the train passing and shaking the van, as well as the ring of the alarm to signal to the cars the train was passing. To top it all off it was pouring with rain, which hitting the roof of the van, added to the city centre orchestra that we had unsuspectingly fallen asleep in the middle of.

    We had to be out of the spot by 9am so we woke up early (not that we weren't already awake), had a quick breakfast and were on our way.

    Wellington was a 3+ hour drive at around 300km so we decided to break it up with a stop in Palmerston North, or Palmy to the locals. There we could take a warm shower for a dollar in the city library, do a little food shop and visit the NZ All Blacks Rugby Museum. The memorabilia and story of the beginnings of the game were great and they even had old Lions jerseys from years gone by as well as the real life whistle that they use to start the first game of every World Cup.

    After the museum we were back on the road. When we finally arrived in Wellington after fighting our way through rush hour traffic (it's been a while since we have been in an actual city with traffic) we picked a nice free marina for tonight's camp spot so fingers crossed for some blue skies and great views in the morning.
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  • Day94

    Palmerston North

    November 11, 2016 in New Zealand

    Habe Freitag und Samstag in Palmerston North verbracht. Freitag habe ich mir die Stadt angeschaut und dann auf einem Campingplatz geparkt, bissl Wäsche gewaschen und aufgeräumt.
    In der Nacht war ich dann feiern, zsm mit 4 anderen deutschen Mädels, die ich davor getroffen habe. Bars und Clubs sind vom Stil eigentlich genauso wie in DL nur, dass die hier bloß bis 3 Uhr geöffnet sind...hatte aber trotzdem jede Menge Spaß 😁😊🎉Read more

  • Day149

    Off to New Zealand

    January 28, 2017 in New Zealand

    Flying to new Zealand and having the privilege to meet the amazing Sammy :)
    Fliege nach Neuseeland und habe das Pivileg die tolle Sammy kennen zu lernen

  • Day101

    Palmerston North, again

    January 15, 2017 in New Zealand

    After our time in Castle point we didn't really know what do see or do. We have been already up further north in Napier. And we have been to far away for some hiking.

    So we decided to seek and buy us into a cheap hotel in Palmerston North, the next bigger city in the area we have been.

    Ending up with staying there two nights, we booked us a four star hotel for 60€ a night for both of us with a great view towards the city and a burger and chips dinner at the closeby Irish pub with some whiskey.

    Living the dream! :)
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  • Day36

    Palmy and Wiedersehen Nr. 8

    April 25, 2017 in New Zealand

    One of the main reasons why to come back to New Zealand were Andrew and Yvonne. I did the internship with Andrew at Taranaki hospital in New Plymouth and got to know Yvonne She spent some days with me in Auckland before I left the first time. They got married in 2013 and I was invited, couldn't do the trip just for a wedding then. So I was so looking forward to seeing them again. I took the bus yesterday from Auckland to Palmy, a scenic journey throughout the Island, passing lake Taupo, the volcanos and finally arriving in Palmerston North. Andrew picked me up and Yvonne was home shortly after. Again, so lovely to meet them again.
    Today we woke up at 5:15 for the Anzac (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day. It's a day to remember those who served for those countries or lost their lives doing it. The date was the beginning of the battle of Gallipoli, Turkey, in 1915. The battle started before sunrise, that's why the service starts at dawn. After the service we had breakfast with friends of Andrew's and Yvonne's, played Settlers of Catan, went for lunch and for a walk and had another round of Settlers of Catan in the evening. So that was again a really nice day surrounded by wonderful people.
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  • Day39

    Palmy

    April 28, 2017 in New Zealand

    I had a night out with Yvonne and Andrew on thursday after coming back from Kapiti Island. We started having delicious pizza and then we went to a bar where there was a quiz night. I love them. I don't understand why we do not have them in Switzerland or I haven't got across one. They have been my backup plan in case being a doctor would not be my thing. I would start a quiz nights business back home. There are 8 categories with 10 questions in each. Sometimes it's riddles, sometimes general knowledge, it can b everything. We weren't exactly very good but we had heaps of fun (I might just open that business anyway).
    Today I finally bought new sunglasses and planed my next two weeks. I will rent a caravan and cruise on my own up the north island to Auckland. I am quite excited about that! But first I will spend the weekend with Yvonne and Andrew in Welly.
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  • Day46

    Playtime

    May 5, 2017 in New Zealand

    Being back in Palmy with Yvonne and Andrew was wonderful. We had diner in a vietnamese restaurant and then I headed to the pub by myself. I asked one of the guys who were organizing the quiz if he could find a team for me. Shortly after I was sitting on the table with Rob, British, Sheila from Simbabwe and Dianne, a local. We, I mean they made 77/90 points, the three were very smart. I was happy that at least one point went on my account in knowing where the anterior cruciate ligament was.
    I had planned to make my way up to Taranaki on Friday but stayed with Andrew and Yvonne since I have no idea when we will see each other again after my time in New Zealand and I enjoy it so much spending time with them. So for the evening a Catan-session with Lizzy and Dan was quickly set up and I baked two cake in the afternoon after lunch with Yvonne at her university campus: A glutenfree one for Lizzy and a cheesecake baked in a ricecooker. That was yummy and the evening even better.
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  • Day17

    24km mit dem Rad, dann mit dem Bus nach Wellington inklusive Reifenpanne

    Da ab Palmerston mit viel Verkehr zu rechnen war und es keine wirkliche Alternative zum Statehighway gibt, hat uns der Bus nach Wellington gebracht. Allerdings ging das nicht komplikationslos. Zwanzig Kilometer vor Wellington platze ein Hinterreifen des Busses, so dass wir noch in das Vergnügen kamen einem professionellen Reifenwechsel zuzusehen.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Palmerston North, Palmerston Norte, پالمرستون نورث, PMR, パーマストンノース, პალმერსტონ-ნორთი, 파머스턴노스, Palmerston Nortas, Te Papa-i-oea, Palmerston Utara, Палмерстон-Норт, Палмерстон Норт, پامرسٹن نارتھ, 北帕莫斯顿

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