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. To visit Victoria Esplanade Gardens and other attractions in Palmerston North, use our Palmerston North tour planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    We are very lucky to have these gardens in Palmerston North and it is brilliant to see the new Wildbase facility being built. There are so many good things, beautiful flowers beds, the cherry blossom ...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Love the esplanade always fun as there is so much to do, this visit we went for the bush walk and rock hunting, found a few. Visited the aviary area and ducks of course. Pack a lunch and you can spend...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    There are so many varied activities to do here: rose gardens, playgrounds, aviary, toddler pool, rock hunting, bush walks along the river. A great day out!  more »
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  • July 29, 2017
    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.
  • May 23, 2017
    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
  • August 24, 2017
    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.
  • August 9, 2017
    The Esplanade is great for kids. They have made lots of improvements to the play areas. Good for a relaxed time with the family
  • September 9, 2017
    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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