Manawatu is a top destination for shopping enthusiasts, located centrally in the lower North Island. With the largest shopping mall in the region located in Palmerston North city and bespoke boutiques in surrounding towns and district, you’ll find everything from high-end designers, major brands to unique handcrafted local products here.
Discover wonderful shops along George Street, Broadway Avenue and The Plaza in Palmerston North, free parking and boutique shopping in friendly Feilding, and a great selection of cafes and eateries to enjoy a great day out shopping.
The Plaza & Broadway Avenue
The Plaza shopping mall is in the heart of Palmerston North city’s CBD. With more than 100 shops under one roof, The Plaza houses all the major brands as well as quality niche stores, offering a complete shopping experience. Broadway Avenue, alongside The Square, has long been known as an iconic shopping street, and today it still offers a diverse selection of boutique stores, brand-name shops and local favourites, all mixed in with an impressive array of eating options.
George Street and Coleman Mall
Tucked away in the western corner of The Square is a boutique quarter popular with locals. Boasting a great range of cafés, dining options, and boutique shops such as Trumps, KILT and Posh. This urban gem is particularly stunning in spring when its cherry trees are in full blossom, and café seating lines the streets.
Located just a stone’s throw away from Broadway Avenue and The Square, Downtown offers a fantastic array of retail and cinema choices, matched with high quality street food options in a modern street chic-style Eatery. With affordable parking and easy access, Downtown is the perfect place to ‘pop in’ or spend the afternoon enjoying great food, entertainment and shopping.
One of the best ways to sample the region is by browsing the local markets. From locally grown produce and boutique artesian fare, to quirky crafting’s and funky home wares – the selection is right here ready to be explored. View a full list of markets.
Retail therapy that offers entertainment and variety with free parking, great cafés and boutique stores. Feilding is an ideal day trip for the whole family and is home to Focal Point cinema.