We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Square

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Review Highlights
Main square

This square is situated in the middle of the city, easy to access. There are some sculptures and... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
minimize940314
,
Torrance, California
This old town looks different from

This old town looks different from when I left 35 years ago. The war memorial is the place on Anzac... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Tom M
via mobile
Read all 37 reviews
31
All photos (31)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“ice rink”(2 reviews)
“war memorial”(2 reviews)
“city centre”(2 reviews)
About
Open Now
Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Contact
Main Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Website
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 June 2017

The Square is the heart of Palmerston North city and is ringed by numerous cafes and restaurants among other businesses. The whole square was upgraded several years ago, and has developed into an attractive open area for pedestrians, and overlooked by the clock tower. A...More

1  Thank Tenorman41
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

PMR although classified as a city is a big town with a country feel. The clock tower in the centre square is surrounded by greenery, sculptures and watery features. A good spot to stretch your legs or break your journey. Thanks for the vote if...More

1  Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviews (37)
Filter reviews
36 results
Traveler rating
14
13
8
0
1
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
14
13
8
0
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews ice rink war memorial city centre clock tower information centre sculptures trees erected palmerston council auckland pond features ducks activities
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 36 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So sad to see how dirty these gardens were, especially the duck ponds. There was so much rubbish in them they looked very unhealthy for the poor birds. Made me sad.

Thank Dondon05
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Palmerston North has a pretty central city garden park simply called The Square. Its vision and development started way back in the mid 1860's when 17 acres (7 hectares) were put aside for the central towns development. Over the years it has been developed and...More

Thank TKNgaio
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The Square has a superb location, heaps of parking and lots of restaurants and shops around it. Kudos to whoever created it because they did a bloody good job! Spectacular!

Thank melly650
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

A great place to eat your lunch, there is an abundance of seats in the centre of the city. The buses leave from here and there are plenty of bike racks. Large numbers of car parks available however be warned the car parks are under...More

Thank Alipa50
Reviewed 14 July 2018

This square is situated in the middle of the city, easy to access. There are some sculptures and clock tower is very close from the square.

Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

This old town looks different from when I left 35 years ago. The war memorial is the place on Anzac day. When was a child lady had lost 4 of her son's. Often craft markets and events on the square

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

The square is great. Super central to town and there it’s a lot going on. Great place for an outside lunch or a place to socialise.

Thank SilicoJack
Reviewed 7 May 2018

With the help of a brochure we toured the Square on foot one evening locating many of the very quirky art installations.

Thank BerylN33
Reviewed 6 May 2018

The main street and the square with the main landmark. The information centre is here too and the garden is a nice place to walk too.

Thank joanadventure
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

The square in the centre of town is a great space to visit. There are all the local shops and restaurants around the edges and lots of spaces, within spaces, to relax. The rainbow lighting on the central tower is impressive and worth a look...More

1  Thank AdamC5906
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 25 nearby hotels
Kiwi Studios Motel
102 reviews
.19 km away
Broadway Motor Inn
39 reviews
.31 km away
Aubyn Court Spa Motel
183 reviews
.61 km away
Cornwall Motor Lodge
206 reviews
.64 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 232 nearby restaurants
Saigon Corner
125 reviews
.12 km away
Nero Restaurant
425 reviews
.21 km away
Aberdeen
604 reviews
.17 km away
Little Savanna
100 reviews
.15 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 49 nearby attractions
Esplanade Scenic Railway
96 reviews
1.46 km away
Te Manawa
201 reviews
.88 km away
New Zealand Rugby Museum
166 reviews
.89 km away
Palmerston North i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
89 reviews
.44 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Square staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines