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.
Review Highlights
Palmerston North Icon

This icon of Palmerston North now resembles a disco tower, the hat on the top makes the clock face... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
palmynz
,
New Zealand
All lit up

You can't beat the Square and the Clock Tower on a good night! As well as being lit up every night... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Allanh50
,
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Read all 120 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good29%
  • Average25%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
The Square, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Write a Review
Reviews (120)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 114 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

This icon of Palmerston North now resembles a disco tower, the hat on the top makes the clock face look well out of proportion, sad...

Thank palmynz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't beat the Square and the Clock Tower on a good night! As well as being lit up every night, it also gets lit up on special occasions with appropriate colours.

Thank Allanh50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Terrific idea to have a focal point for this great little city in the mighty Manawatu. Middle of the square.....clocktower...visible from virtually everywhere..... Luvvit!

Thank r s
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice short walked, specialy at night with different color of lights. But sometimes there are some scary looking group of people around the square.

Thank Uniceshellamae M
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

A great place for kids to burn off steam. Visit at night and take some cool photos in front of the colourful lights

Thank laurabH7914XK
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Love the square and the clock tower in the centre of the city . Surrounded by gardens and in the centre of the shopping centre, it's a nice place to visit and relax in. Can cut across it to the other side of the square...More

Thank leoniehastings
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Kids love taking photos at night as the clock tower lights up in changing beautiful colours. They light it up all red on Anzac Day! It's right in the middle of town in the square so worth a quick stop over while out shopping but...More

Thank Kylie S
Reviewed 9 June 2017

The square surrounding it is quiet, expansive and a nice place to hang for a little while with friends, for a picnic, or if you just like talking to the ducks.

Thank Elizabeth J
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The clock tower was refurbished several years ago as part of an update of the City Square. It is a clock tower that doesn't really say anything special. It does look much better at night with colored lights playing.

Thank Tenorman41
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The clock resides in the square which over time has had millions spent on it with absolutely no wow factor to encourage tourists or visitors to return. If this clocktower is meant to be some sort of icon to impress it fails terribly. Safe though...More

Thank josephrI7944GA
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Haru Japanese Restaurant
76 reviews
.15 km away
Cafe Cuba
468 reviews
.20 km away
Bethanys
260 reviews
.17 km away
Gengy's
53 reviews
.15 km away
Nearby Attractions
Te Manawa
179 reviews
.36 km away
New Zealand Rugby Museum
139 reviews
.36 km away
Palmerston North i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
69 reviews
.13 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Palmerston North Clock Tower staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit