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Address: The Square, Palmerston North, New Zealand

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Town Centre

This area is well utilised by the people of Palmerston North. It is an attractive place to stroll with areas of interest for young and old. The large entertainment space is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This area is well utilised by the people of Palmerston North. It is an attractive place to stroll with areas of interest for young and old. The large entertainment space is a popular venue for public concerts. Works well as a central hub for public activities.

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Fresno, California
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78 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Right in the middle of town, middle of the square , near the I-Site and across from the malls and all the shopping. Near the library and other sites. Has some statues around it and a nice park to relax in otherwise it was a clock?

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Brisbane, Australia
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The park in the center of Palmerston North is nice, the Tower clock adds character. Very well maintained and lovely rose garden and statues.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

An excellent spot in the very centre of the city to meet, have a picnic or watch the world go by ! The information centre there is an awesome place to plan your trips through our region, the guys and girls there are wonderful.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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53 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The clock in Palmy's town square. Lit up at times. 70s feel to it. Not hugely inspiring, but there. Sorry if I sound like John Cleese here. I do like Palmy.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

They have spent a lot of money on the clock tower. The landscaping is great, but why waste money on the the clock tower. It is nothing much to look at. The clock tower for years had a cross on it. It was a "proper" physical cross. We had some bad weather and that cross fell off. The non religious... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

The colours change every night and light up the square. It's a nice place to go during the day as well, as there are seats for lunch.

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Thank marg0bebb
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

If you are visiting Palmy you will most probably pass by the square. The clock tower is located centrally in the square. A very pleasant area during the day to walk around, even has a small duck pond. You can have a cup of coffee at Bethanys and watch the world go by. Come back after dark to see the... More 

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Thank MrsT-NZ
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93 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We love going to the square and having a wander, This clock tower with the lights and sometimes gentle music is always great. Very hypnotic.

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Thank David J
Bunbury, Australia
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32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

The Clock tower was worth seeing and lit up at night, also lovely flowers in the Square garden. It was also a good land mark in the square to find our way home.

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Thank Glenys H

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