has been a permanent fixture of Centennial Drive for over 50 years. With sloping Macrocarpa ceilings, large glass windows facing both directions to the Lagoon and surrounding grounds, the Chalet has a peaceful atmosphere tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We have plenty of parking available, and are conveniently located to lots of great accommodation on Fitzherbert Ave.
Originally named Beresford Hall, it was purpose built as a function centre overlooking the Lagoon by the Palmerston North City Council in the mid-1960’s and provided the PN Canoe Club with club rooms and storage underneath.
When the founder of the Canoe Club passed away, he generously left five residential properties to the Club, which were sold, and along with the PNCC, the funds used to do major extensions to both upstairs and downstairs of the building, more than doubling the size.
became part of the history in 2007. A love of food, an increasing demand for catering small events, and a need for a kitchen all collided and a happy experiment started...