Victoria Esplanade Gardens, Palmerston North

(4.7/5 based on 320+ 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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  • This is an amazing place with kiddy's pool, rose garden, a nice cafĂ©, model railway, aviary etc, very near to the city.  more »
  • Visit early Autumn for some impressive blooms. Take a ride on the miniature railway and see the "zoo" animals. Take some bread to feed the ducks while you are at it too.  more »
  • A must see when visiting Palmerston North. Everything from Rose gardens, train rides to an awesome children's area to bird Avery's.  more »
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  • 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
  • Absolutely beautiful. Great walks and playground, aviary gardens and paddling pool. Free admittance
  • Love this place the park has had lots of changes and its great my kids had a blast recommend to any familys your kids will love it
  • Well maintained and plenty for kids to do from train rides to a large play area catering to multiple ages of children
  • This is a place where adults and children can have fun .We would definitely come back and visit next time we are down those ways!