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Victoria Esplanade Gardens

Manawaroa St, Fitzherbert Ave & Park Rd, Palmerston North, New Zealand
356 8199
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Townsville, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Enjoyed a few walks in this park. The cafe is nicely situated and a pleasant looking style of cafe. The food was ok, coffee not as nice as other places and not as hot as I like.....I have to keep asking cafe staff to make it hot....not something they do so well. We find prices for food and coffee etc... More

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

So much to enjoy, a very relaxing place to be especially during the Summer concert series............

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Wellington, New Zealand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I have been going to this park since my kids were young and it caters for all ages. Apart from the mini train which runs weekends and some public holidays and the café it's all free. I've always been a great fan of these mini trains and my kids are too.The kids love the playground with plenty of space and... More

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Foxton, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

Ive been going to this park all my life. as a child, teen and even as an adult. Great place to go for a picnic or somewhere to go if your on the go. Its great to see it when the seasons change, one thing i havent done the trek around the whole esplanade, though i should at some stage.... More

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Great place to visit for all ages. Playground for kids, mini railway that travels around the whole place and through woods, rose garden, duck pond, animals, little swimming pool, conservatory with tropical plants. I was really impressed with the Esplanade. I thought it would have been boring walking around the rose garden but I liked it! When you visit in... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

A mini train, ducks and outside toddler fountain pool for them to run in when its hot - very pretty! good parking and very grand

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

This is an all round great place for family and single people alike. Enjoy an ice cream or milkshake at the café or take a ride on the train with the kids. Pack a picnic basket and you have got a fun filled day out.

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Valencia, California
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123 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We toured the park and loved the MacKenzie Rose Garden. The roses were in full bloom and the layout of the garden made for people to enjoy each section. Very popular, the gardens are well kept.

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Howick, Auckland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Excellent cafe, nice bush and river walks, cycle paths alongside river, rose gardens, kids play area, kids train rides I guess on weekends and holidays. Lido swimming pool adjacent.

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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

A really lovely place to visit on a nice day. Heaps to keep the children occupied. Beautiful flower gardens, swings, slides, & ducks to feed. Nice cafe there too.

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