Victoria Esplanade Gardens, Palmerston North

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 280+ 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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  • Love these gardens. Kids were all excited when riding on the Kiwi Rail and playing on the huge playground. The rose garden has no rose yet, will definitely come back in summer time. 
  • Gardens are lovely, the aviary is worth stopping at and the playground area for kids is great. Lots of tiny ducklings when I visited...bonus! Looking forward to going back later this spring and again ...  read more »
  • Enjoyed our time spent in "Palmy" and had a lovely few hours walking around the gardens. Spent time at the Rose Gardens too and had a beautiful walk along the river. Great place for nature. 
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