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“Beautiful!”

Victoria Esplanade Gardens
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New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful!”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

I love the magnificent old trees at the Esplanade and, in particular, the rose garden. There is plenty of space for children to run and play, a paddling pool and nice lawns for picnicking. All-in-all, a nice relaxing way to spend a few hours on a fine day.

Visited October 2013
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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60 reviews
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“Lots of space and plenty for everyone!”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

The Esplanade is a lovely area for everyone. The playground is spacious and has activities all the kids can enjoy. The miniature train is fun and the botanical gardens and birds are lovely. Short bush walks burn all that energy the kids have! Really enjoyable time had at the Esplanade.

Visited May 2014
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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“Never-ending”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

The esplanade in Palmerston North is frankly the best park I have ever been to in NZ. There is something for everyone. Huge playgrounds, ride on trains, bush walks, feed the ducks, rose gardens, aviaries of birds, glass houses, paddling pool, miles of grass to play sport on, yummy cafe with Icecream and to top it off there's tidy public toilets and good car parking around the park. Something for everyone and hours of fun.

Visited May 2014
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Hawera, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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“A great place to visit with children”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

Victoria Esplanade Gardens is a great place to visit with children. There is an interesting playground (including trampolines and forts), a forest of native trees to wander through, views of the Manawatu River from a lookout, an aviary, and some very well established, beautiful trees to admire. We visited in autumn which offered its own unique and very colourful hue of the gardens. Best of all, it's free.

Visited May 2014
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New Zealand
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192 reviews
58 attraction reviews
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“Lovely setting”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

I visited in late summer with my partner for a picnic lunch. We took along our food and a blanket and set up near the fountain in the rose garden. It was just lovely, with only three other people in sight during the two hours we spent there. The roses were gorgeous and each has a sign telling you what type it is. There are plenty of sparrows and other small birds flitting about, making it an idyllic setting for a relaxing lunch. Bins are located at all exits for easy disposal of any rubbish. Parking is also free so you're able to stay for as long as you want without feeling the pressure of the meter ticking down.

Visited February 2014
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