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Pukekura Park

Liardet Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
+64 6-759 6060
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Never mind the rain

Saturday morning, showers passing regularly across the city, tempting to stay indoors. A better... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda K
Auckland, New Zealand
via mobile
Take the Buggy Ride - you wont regret it!

Something for everyone and so beautiful. The Festival of lights are spectacular and the kids will... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Pukekura Park covers 52ha (128 acres) right in the heart of New Plymouth, Taranaki and is one of New Zealand's premier botanical gardens. The park has an international Green Flag award and is a Garden of National Significance. With a diverse range of landscapes, the park features bush walks, formal gardens, lakes, children's play areas, a sports area and a Tea House. The park includes the Fernery and Display Houses as well as the adjacent garden estate area of Brooklands, home to the acclaimed TSB Bowl of Brooklands and Brooklands Zoo. As a popular destination for locals and visitors alike, Pukekura Park lights up over the summer as the backdrop for the annual TSB Bank Festival of Lights. The park is free to enter and can be accessed from various streets including Liardet Street, Brooklands Road, Fillis Street, Rogan Street, Kaimata Street and List Street.
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Liardet Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
+64 6-759 6060
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saturday morning, showers passing regularly across the city, tempting to stay indoors. A better idea is to pop on your coat, take an umbrella and brave the elements in the simply stunning Pukekura Park. It is years since I've been here and I was not...More

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Something for everyone and so beautiful. The Festival of lights are spectacular and the kids will love the playgrounds.

Thank GFPensioner
Reviewed 1 week ago

perfect for walking, or for fitness. waterfalls lovely. so pretty. Coffee shop for food and drinks. Friendly ducks.

Thank Kiwigirl2366
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem for our city, an awesome assets and a space to be enjoyed by all. We love the trees, pathways, fernery and childrens playground

Thank Kathryn P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great garden in all seasons. Kiosk is a really neat spot on a sunny day, sit outside and enjoy the mountain views. Would like to see more veggie savoury for lunch though.

Thank nzdragon
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went last year but this year lights weren't that great. But it has amazing playground. My boy loves going there.

Thank matharu88
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Its not a very big park so its just nice with young children. The zoo within the park is fantastic. Highly Recommended.

Thank Winnie W
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Well worth a little walkthrough if you have a chance and like nice gardens and parks. Close to the centre of town also.

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 30 June 2017

I went for a power walk through the Park one morning and thought it was gorgeous. Mature native trees everywhere, views of Mt Taranaki, quaint bridges, a zoo (which I didn't get into), lots of tracks and a playground my kids would love.

Thank Expat_Kiwi_01
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Pukekura Park is a great space for relaxation, a walk with the dog or just to chat with friends. If you come to New Plymouth, I recommend you go to this park at least once.

Thank Paul_Robertson62
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