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Victoria Esplanade Gardens

Manawaroa St, Fitzherbert Ave & Park Rd, Palmerston North, New Zealand
356 8199
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A great place to spend an afternoon

Took the kids with a milkshake from the bp. Yummy. The bird cages are interesting and the little... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
laurabH7914XK
via mobile
Beautiful and diverse

These gardens are Palmerston North's saving grace. There is something for everyone! Miniature... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ellabeepage
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Wellington, New Zealand
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good37%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“paddling pool” (36 reviews)
“rose garden” (67 reviews)
“miniature train” (23 reviews)
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Manawaroa St, Fitzherbert Ave & Park Rd, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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356 8199
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took the kids with a milkshake from the bp. Yummy. The bird cages are interesting and the little paddling pool great for the kids. An awesome playground and the new road safety park means you can grab a takeaway and go back for a picnic...More

Thank laurabH7914XK
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

These gardens are Palmerston North's saving grace. There is something for everyone! Miniature railway and a brilliant playground, bush walks and riverside cycle ways, a tropical conservatory and avaries, rose gardens, paddling pools and plenty of picnic spots. So impressed!

Thank ellabeepage
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a gorgeous gem and so many facilities we arrived after a sun shower and the roses and varieties were breath taking.

Thank Sandy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good park, nice grounds. Large play area for the kids and bush walks. Has miniature railway and the kids and families love it. Cafe on the grounds do nice meals.

Thank Crazyfornewzealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So great going here with the wife. Rose garden is beautiful and nice place to have a walk. Cafe is nice place for coffee. There's some public bbq grills that are quite nice to use. Had some friends and I have cook out on them.

Thank Zachary P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see in this city, with lots of flowers and trees - and it is free. There is a beautiful rose garden, a coffee place, a kid train, and many walking paths.

Thank sun20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The formal gardens are really lovely (roses were out when we were there) with picnic spaces and quite a bit of parking. There are lots of activities for kids such as a paddling pool, playground and mini train (including Father Christmas riding the train when...More

Thank Rosiethebear
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time I come to Palmy I spend some time wondering through the gardens. You can take a walk along the river, walk through the rain forest, visit the glasshouse gardens or if you have children under 12 the playground is pretty awesome. On Sundays...More

Thank inzara
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the perfect place for the family to gather for those lasting memories and photo's. All great grandchildren were in town at the same time, never happened before! So where to go? The Victoria Gardens at the Esplanade was chosen and it was fantastic....More

Thank kiwi-shopper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The garden is nice, but not particularly attractive except in spring, when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom.

Thank Helenavu
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