Victoria Esplanade Gardens, Palmerston North

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. Plan trip to Palmerston North with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • A superb rose garden and a walking path by the river make this a very good place to unwind. The Coffee Shop is extremely good and well worth a visit.  more »
  • This park has a small car that runs at 1 to 4 every Sunday afternoon, 2 yuan a day. It is the volunteers who are loved by the Iron Road to keep the railroad running. There are 3 cars that are like Kiwi Iron Road and 12 compartment, which is one of the characteristics of this park.
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  • This is perhaps the best park in the city. Excellent for biking, walking, bird watching, and visiting ducks playing in the pond :) There’s also a train going through the park as well as a small green ...  more »
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  • Lovely area for children (and adults) to play... With a duck pond, aviary, playground and miniature train, fairly large paddling pool (filled in summer) and a gorgeous rose garden. A great way to spend a summers day.. easily accessible public toilets, and free-to-use bbqs, or purchase food at the esplanade cafe.
  • 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
  • Lovely place for a family day out. Throughly recommend. Train rides. Paddling pool, cafe, duck pond,play ground, wildlife enclosure, bush walks, rise gardens and so much more.
  • The Esplanade is great for kids. They have made lots of improvements to the play areas. Good for a relaxed time with the family
  • A beautiful park which is essentially a local landmark, with a sizeable playground having been redesigned over the years with Cafe, duck pond and aviary as additional attractions makes this park a must go to, for current residents of Palmerston North or tourists.

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