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Victoria Esplanade Gardens

Manawaroa St, Fitzherbert Ave & Park Rd, Palmerston North, New Zealand
356 8199
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Beautiful in spring

Enjoy a train ride on the extensive miniature train through the park. There is a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
palmynz
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New Zealand
Just a walk in the park

You can go for a walk with friends,have a Cuppa at the cafe in the gardens.walk the rose... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
trishcarter2016
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good38%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Manawaroa St, Fitzherbert Ave & Park Rd, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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356 8199
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoy a train ride on the extensive miniature train through the park. There is a wonderful children's play area and lots of places to go for walks. The Rose garden is very well respected and has wonderful displays. Well worth visiting and its free apart...More

Thank palmynz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can go for a walk with friends,have a Cuppa at the cafe in the gardens.walk the rose gardens,check out the play ground for taking the grandkids

Thank trishcarter2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We rode the mini train, it was fun and at the end of our journey we realized that it was just us rode without a child in that mini train travel. Haha.. will ride again once we have our lil ones. Hahaha

Thank Uniceshellamae M
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We are very lucky to have these gardens in Palmerston North and it is brilliant to see the new Wildbase facility being built. There are so many good things, beautiful flowers beds, the cherry blossom in the Spring, a great play area for children and...More

Thank Sus1952
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Love the esplanade always fun as there is so much to do, this visit we went for the bush walk and rock hunting, found a few. Visited the aviary area and ducks of course. Pack a lunch and you can spend a while there and...More

Thank Priscilla S
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

There are so many varied activities to do here: rose gardens, playgrounds, aviary, toddler pool, rock hunting, bush walks along the river. A great day out!

Thank kirstydavid
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

I was a bit dubious about a 40th birthday lunch at this place.. but it was awesome having an ice cream bar was perfect for the kids and I had a prawn salad and it was so yummy!!

Thank Ainslee D
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Good place to walk, run, bike on the river and in the nature. There's a playground for kids, a coffee place, a rose garden, courts, a glass house and a small zoo as well.

Thank GabrieleFP
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is a great place to spend an afternoon - especially if you have small children in tow.It is sheltered, peaceful and has a variety of attractions. The large and well designed children's playground is a hit - especially as the miniature train runs through...More

Thank Jeanette161
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This place is amazing to just amble around for the afternoon. You can walk along the river, or through the Bush, there's a bird aviary, a miniature train (unsure if this was just running during school holidays?). You can take a picnic. Kids playground. An...More

Thank Rebecca N
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