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Funky town

A great place for kids to burn off steam. Visit at night and take some cool photos in front of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Always nice to visit

Love the square and the clock tower in the centre of the city . Surrounded by gardens and in the... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Hastings, New Zealand
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The Square, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place for kids to burn off steam. Visit at night and take some cool photos in front of the colourful lights

Thank laurabH7914XK
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Love the square and the clock tower in the centre of the city . Surrounded by gardens and in the centre of the shopping centre, it's a nice place to visit and relax in. Can cut across it to the other side of the square...More

Thank leoniehastings
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Kids love taking photos at night as the clock tower lights up in changing beautiful colours. They light it up all red on Anzac Day! It's right in the middle of town in the square so worth a quick stop over while out shopping but...More

Thank Kylie S
Reviewed 10 June 2017

The square surrounding it is quiet, expansive and a nice place to hang for a little while with friends, for a picnic, or if you just like talking to the ducks.

Thank Elizabeth J
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The clock tower was refurbished several years ago as part of an update of the City Square. It is a clock tower that doesn't really say anything special. It does look much better at night with colored lights playing.

Thank Tenorman41
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The clock resides in the square which over time has had millions spent on it with absolutely no wow factor to encourage tourists or visitors to return. If this clocktower is meant to be some sort of icon to impress it fails terribly. Safe though...More

Thank josephrI7944GA
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Showing visitors the square palmy and having lunch. Was nice and ate in the car due to rain. A quick visit.

Thank RelaxedBoatie
Reviewed 23 May 2017

.We wander past this site often. It was rebuilt and modernized in the recent past and is a centerpiece in the square. A concert venue on one side and cenotaph the other. It is a fitting place for the ANZAC memorial services, most impressive was...More

Thank MerlinBlaise
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This area is well utilised by the people of Palmerston North. It is an attractive place to stroll with areas of interest for young and old. The large entertainment space is a popular venue for public concerts. Works well as a central hub for public...More

Thank stevebro
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Right in the middle of town, middle of the square , near the I-Site and across from the malls and all the shopping. Near the library and other sites. Has some statues around it and a nice park to relax in otherwise it was a...More

Thank G-Whz
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