Victoria Esplanade Gardens, Palmerston North

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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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  • This place is amazing to just amble around for the afternoon. You can walk along the river, or through the Bush, there's a bird aviary, a miniature train (unsure if this was just running during school...  more »
  • This place is amazing you can take a picnic , use the bbq, play on the massive playground, paddle in the paddle pool in summer, feed the ducks or ride the train. Plenty to do  more »
  • It is a free ride that allows both walk by the River, like visit the lagoon of the ducks, the bird sanctuary or the gardens of roses, super recommended.
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  • An excellent park for every age. We travel to go to the esplanade regularly. The train ride is great for all ages. It has many facets. It is continually maintained and improved. Lovely all year round
  • Just amazing place to take the kids. Plenty of activities... and I mean PLENTY. the train ride is cute. The whole setting is just very nice. We were wowed :-)
  • Always a great place. Been going since I was a kid. Lots of fun now by boy gets to enjoy the fun too.
  • I always love visiting the Esplanade, there are walks, duck ponds, birds, a cafe, playgrounds, a large paddling pool and during school holidays they even have a train running. A great place to take the kids
  • Love it here! Great walking tracks and our dog loves it too.

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