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Address: The Square, Palmerston North, New Zealand

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Pretty at night

The lights are great, the Square's lovely on a fine night. The coloured lights make a great back drop for photos. The Cenotaph steps are a good place for a picnic on a fine day... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
LisaLAshhurst
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The clock in Palmy's town square. Lit up at times. 70s feel to it. Not hugely inspiring, but there. Sorry if I sound like John Cleese here. I do like Palmy.

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Thank Hermanicus
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have spent a lot of money on the clock tower. The landscaping is great, but why waste money on the the clock tower. It is nothing much to look at. The clock tower for years had a cross on it. It was a "proper" physical cross. We had some bad weather and that cross fell off. The non religious... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

The colours change every night and light up the square. It's a nice place to go during the day as well, as there are seats for lunch.

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Thank marg0bebb
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

If you are visiting Palmy you will most probably pass by the square. The clock tower is located centrally in the square. A very pleasant area during the day to walk around, even has a small duck pond. You can have a cup of coffee at Bethanys and watch the world go by. Come back after dark to see the... More 

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Thank MrsT-NZ
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93 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We love going to the square and having a wander, This clock tower with the lights and sometimes gentle music is always great. Very hypnotic.

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Bunbury, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The Clock tower was worth seeing and lit up at night, also lovely flowers in the Square garden. It was also a good land mark in the square to find our way home.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The lights are great, the Square's lovely on a fine night. The coloured lights make a great back drop for photos. The Cenotaph steps are a good place for a picnic on a fine day, or grab some fish'n'chips for dinner on a summer evening.

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Thank LisaLAshhurst
Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Big landmark in centre of town with clocks and attractive at night with bright lights and ideal for taking photos of friends with tower in background

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Thank Gary A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

It's nice walking round the square at night. The clock is cool changes colour and plays music. Fun for all ages taking funny Silhouette photos in front of lights

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Thank Michaelaandjosh
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3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Kids seem to enjoy colour changing wall, duck pond, bridge and giant chest board. Good photo op. Visit at night and near food places in handy walking distance. Also food trucks. Lovely.

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