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Esplanade Walk

Esplanade Walk

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  • Fri 28 Feb ’14, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Sat 1 Mar ’14, 6:30pm – 8:30pm


Palmerston North City i-SITE Visitor Centre , The Square, Palmerston North


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Transport and host only: $10.00



Opened to mark Queen Victoria’s 60th Jubilee, the Victoria Esplanade Gardens include a large duck pond, a cherry drive and an avenue of phoenix palms. The walk also includes the rose garden with has over 5,500 varieties and incorporates the International Rose Trial Grounds. Walk ends at Victoria Café.

The Esplanade Walks are part of the Manawatu Walking Festival which runs over the weekend 28 February – 2nd March 2014 and is focused on bringing together walkers from around New Zealand to experience the variety of great walks in the Manawatu.
This festival has walks for all ages and fitness levels, with plenty of options to choose from including the iconic Manawatu Gorge Track through native bush, a twilight beach walk where you can get sand between your toes and an urban art and sculpture walk to soak up the City culture. There is even a vineyard tour with tasting and a farm walk thrown in for good measure.

Hosting this festival is a wide range of experts ranging from tramping guides and historians through to storytellers, nature experts, experienced walkers and photographers – all of whom are wanting to share their knowledge to help enhance your walking experience in Manawatu.

For more information see the website below, bookings must be made online, there are no ticket sales on the day.

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