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Victoria Esplanade Gardens

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Address: Manawaroa St, Fitzherbert Ave & Park Rd, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Phone Number:
356 8199
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Fun for all ages

The new and improved Esplanade is the place to be. There is something for everyone to enjoy! It would be the perfect place for a family picnic on a nice summers day!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Rebecca H
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The new and improved Esplanade is the place to be. There is something for everyone to enjoy! It would be the perfect place for a family picnic on a nice summers day!

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Levin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Playground, tracks, gardens, paddling pool, cafe - the Esplanade has something for everyone. Try the river walk for abit of a trek or just stroll through the gardens. Love it here.

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

The Esplanade is a beautiful place to visit, the gardens are so well tended with sucha variety to look at, I loved the rose garden but most especially loved the begonia hosue with all different huge blooms. The children's play ground is great even for the elderly, flying fox and never too old for a swing.

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Thank ab0de2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately it was raining when we visited the gardens so our trip was a bit short . We did drive around and visited the conservatory where we saw a magnificent display of begonias . The display was beautiful . I have not seen such beautiful ones. Better than the Begonia display at Wellington . Must do when visiting Palmy .

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

Nice to have a cafe at the Esplanade, and nice to visit when having time at the gardens. Food average fare, but on the day we went, service was a little slow

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had our wedding here and it was stunning. We also had our reception here as a picnic and the location was just beautiful and mostly sheltered from the horrendous wind.

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Thank YuneneB
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very pleasant and peace place felt very relaxed,great place to go and have a stroll around,you can also have a ride on the train that runs there and also go for a swim at the lido pools

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Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a superb free attraction for families! Firstly, parking is plentiful in this lovely area. There are aviaries, beautiful flower gardens and a mass of activities for children. The most popular seemed to be the Flying Fox which the kids loved. There is a very nice cafe, or if you want to take a picnic, there is a BBQ area... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

always a go to place for me- with family, with friends, spending alone time feeding the ducks. Victoria Esplanade has never disappointed me...

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We initially dropped in here following a recommendation of the iSite staff in Palmerston North and as a bit of a time filler so we did not arrive in Wellington too early to check in to the hotel. It was, however, really a surprise, from the aviaries through to the flower house, the rose garden and the children's miniature railway... More 

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