Victoria Esplanade Gardens, Palmerston North

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Garden Nature / Park
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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TripAdvisor
  • The park can be a busy place on Saturday mornings (sports fields nearby) but the bird aviaries are always worth a visit (note that they are in the process of being upgraded).  more »
  • The Victoria Esplanade is a family favorite in Palmerton North. Great for young and old alike. The playground keeps the young boys entertained. There is a nice walk, heaps of birds and a cute little r...  more »
  • The gardens are very popular with families and many others. Sporting field border the gardens and there is access to the river. A wedding was taking place when I drove through. I had to give way to a ...  more »
Google
  • 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.