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Victoria Esplanade Gardens

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Address: Manawaroa St, Fitzherbert Ave & Park Rd, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Phone Number:
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Beautiful Gardens

The gardens were absolutely beautiful! Really wish we were there earlier to go on the mini train that went through the gardens. Lots of lovey flowers, birds and water features too... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Ally M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The gardens were absolutely beautiful! Really wish we were there earlier to go on the mini train that went through the gardens. Lots of lovey flowers, birds and water features too see. Also a lovely cafe!

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Thank Ally M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very pretty gardens with a very peaceful atmosphere and a great chance to unwind from city life and meditate

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It seems any weather is good for a stroll in the park. There are nice playground areas for children, clean toilet facilities and wide footpaths. There were a variety of birds to see in the aviary, which is being replaced. Absolutely lovely.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are Palmerston North locals who also spent a year in Hamilton. The overall size of the Esplanade and Hamilton gardens is approx the same however, Hamilton gardens are way way better especially with walkways and always something different happening. There is a train through the Esplanade which I think is overpriced but popular. There is also a cafe that... More 

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Thank discountbay
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently the group Palmy Rocks have started leaving beautiful coloured rocks in the esplanade (as well as other parks) - result? kids hooked on finding these treasures. We walked 10km the other day with the kids wanting more and more. Great idea and makes the esplanade even better! Go to the cafe and get a free copy of the permanent... More 

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Thank Elizabeth M
Merida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even braving 18mph winds, this was a most enjoyable visit. Flowers, birds, conservatory, lawns just go on and on. We even stopped to watch a croquet match and talked with the friendly players.

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Thank kehoedds
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the train ride and play ground. The BBQ hot plate have stainless steel lids on it and were clean. My kids had lots of fun on the flying fox and giant slides.

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Thank MrsJPedersen
Napier, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so good and lots of fun, the walking tracks are great, my 6 year old daughter loves the playground, the bird cages are great as is the flower garden, another favourite for the kids is the paddling pool, there's a cafe there that does great food as well

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Thank Hoffy001
Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This park is a beautiful place to visit with lots to do. Large play area, miniature railway and lots of flora and fauna to look at as well as the conservatory and Bird cages. I enjoyed the walk around and particularly liked the path by the river. Well worth a visit.

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Thank SJayC1977
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is complete with a rose garden, a very big playground that caters for young and old children, scenic train ride and much more.

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