Victoria Esplanade Gardens, Palmerston North

(4.7/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
Relax in the serene setting of Victoria Esplanade Gardens, a wooded park on the Manawatu River. Wander along the bush tracks, visit the colorful rose garden and the tropical conservatory, and observe the exotic birds in the aviary. Kids can visit the onsite playground and ride the miniature railway looping through the park. This park also includes facilities for cricket, hockey, and rugby, as well as a smal cafe providing both light snacks and full meals. To visit Victoria Esplanade Gardens and other attractions in Palmerston North, use our Palmerston North tour planner.
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  • The gardens are very beautiful and well manicured. There are children's games, an Aviary with very nice species, among them a Peacock white, very rare in its kind, paths through the forest and down to the Manawatu River. Also there is a small train that is the delight of the children. It is the greenhouse which houses tropical species, a lagoon with many ducks and pause a moment to end the day a café which is very cute and rich. If you want to make a BBQ it has adequate space with a bbq gas operated, I think for 50 cents. Across this picnic area there is a swimming pool wearing children in summer swimming pool. Also within Victoria Esplanade is the garden of roses, that by itself is only a beauty. Victoria Esplanade is definitely a must if you visit Palmerston North.
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  • always a go to place for me- with family, with friends, spending alone time feeding the ducks. Victoria Esplanade has never disappointed me... 
  • 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 w...  more »