Things to do in Palmerston North

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Things to Do in Palmerston North

Top Attractions in Palmerston North

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  • Sarah C
    Ashtead, UK1,214 contributions
    Unexpectedly in Palmerston North for a couple of days we enjoyed walking round the town centre and the Esplanade is delightful. We also liked the art deco loos and the i-site (our first port of call in all new towns)
    Written 31 January 2024
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  • Sarah C
    Ashtead, UK1,214 contributions
    i-sites are our first port of call anywhere new and this is centrally located. Staff were really helpful, explaining the best sites and walks around PN. We did love the art deco ladies loos at the back too!
    Written 31 January 2024
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  • RodnJude
    Canberra, Australia653 contributions
    We hired a car and drove from Wellington (nice drive) to look at the place where my father in laws ashes were spread. Such lovely, serene and well kept public gardens - a credit to the gardeners.
    Written 29 March 2023
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  • slrnz
    Whanganui, New Zealand645 contributions
    I think I should just keep adding smiley faces to my reviews as I am here at least twice a year with the grandkids (I live several hours away). Yet again the kids found plenty to look at and interact with. This is a place that is always on my ‘to do’ list.
    Written 20 July 2023
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  • Sunny W
    Auckland Central, New Zealand478 contributions
    The boy was keen to have a visit before leaving Palmy and did enjoy the time inside the small yet informative museum. The host was friendly and enthusiastic. Learned and spotted quite a lot of stuff related to NZ rugby which could hardly see elsewhere.
    Written 25 February 2023
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  • Maria C
    Christchurch, New Zealand45 contributions
    Had a great time at our first Superstocks Teams. Well run and great venue. Easy to get around and good viewing.
    Written 9 February 2020
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  • paul smith
    Hamilton, New Zealand8 contributions
    I walked and rode the pathway, it is great, lots of people but a heap of room, and lots to do just off the track,
    the path is just fantastic
    Written 13 January 2023
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  • Nola F
    Foxton Beach, New Zealand13 contributions
    Just spent the best 90 minutes in a long time seeing regional theatre at its finest! Mark Hadlow takes you thru a non-stop 90 minutes of hilarity. MAMIL - Middle Age Men in Lycra title gives you just a hint of how much you'll laugh - even at the somber times. Book now - don't miss this great show and support regional theatre so we keep getting such class acts here!
    Written 14 November 2019
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  • Sonia
    Rotorua, New Zealand4 contributions
    So pleased I was told about this, however reading reviews on here almost made me terrified of going.
    Yes there are 2 sets of stairs.
    One set from Anzac Park is 250 stairs down then turn right and walk for about 5mins and there is another set of stairs approx 207 up. Apparently you can loop around and back to where you started but I chose to go back the way I came. Absolutely loved it, so did it twice, yes challenging going up the stairs but definitely doable, just take your time.
    Absolutely beautiful views of the wind farm , manawatu river and river pathway and city. Great little extra close by if you want to do a stair workout. Wished I knew about it when we arrived I probably would've done them everyday. Not steep or scary and plants and shrubs definitely grown.
    Written 1 January 2024
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  • Sarah C
    Ashtead, UK1,214 contributions
    Well you can't miss it! It's brutal (not as brutal as the council offices!) and startling and at night is lit up beautifully. A real beacon in the middle of town
    Written 31 January 2024
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  • george12000
    Palmerston North, New Zealand3 contributions
    Very nice and welcoming and good service. The community seemed very nice as well and i did not feel unwelcome which i have doe at some other churches in the area.
    Written 6 August 2022
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  • HypnoWarrior
    Porirua, New Zealand1,116 contributions
    We came here to try this place out as we live in Wellington but thought this would be a different experience. The entry price was very reasonable for 2 adults and 2 children that all could use the hydroslides and outdoor slides.

    The lockers were a little confusing and only accepted the full amount even to renew them (and not partial renewals, nor the ability to terminate the locker to give to someone else).

    Even though it was drizzeling it was still very pleasant. The water temperature was comfortable outside, but much warmer inside. The kids loved the slides (both of the big ones) and the hydroslides (pity it's only one person at a time, so our 6 year old couldn't participate).

    The restaurant there made big meals (but a very limited menu) and the meal was more expensive than the entry to the place for 4 people with a drink. It's a lovely venue and lots of do to keep the kids occupied (from lazy river, to inflatables, to bucket's that fall, areas for adults only and for little ones.

    The downsides were the changerooms that could do with a bit of a makeover and that the staff at the top of the slides were pretty erratic. One of them let my 6 year old do the steep slide 5 times and the other one wouldn't even let him do it. There was just no consistency and the their views didn't seem to match the entrance or height restrictions..

    Otherwise a very pleasant day out..
    Written 28 January 2023
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