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Beautiful gardens

A great place to visit for all ages. Magnificent gardens with waterfall, lakes, playground, kiosk... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Hours of discoveries

Headed to the playground but then explored further to the lake and Poets Bridge. A short... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Wellington, 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...more
Liardet Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
+64 6-759 6060
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A great place to visit for all ages. Magnificent gardens with waterfall, lakes, playground, kiosk, ducks and even a free zoo. Excellent.

Thank gandjpage
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Headed to the playground but then explored further to the lake and Poets Bridge. A short performance on main stage of the Bowl of Brooklands. The zoo was a hit and in full sun. The a stop at the kiosk for an ice cream. Just...More

Thank Markyparknz
Reviewed 4 days ago

Pukekura Park is a wonderland, I don't want to rave about it too much because I want to keep it for myself and my kids, who basically grew up exploring the many paths and places. A wonderland for young and old.

Thank Reuben U
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Perfectly presented and maintained Park, the free Brooklyn zoo was fantastic and there was man blowing large bubbles just out the front the kids loved it!

Thank shazza1985
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful park with a number f walks to do. We really enjoyed visiting this park and look forward to coming back and spending more time here. There is also a nice little cafe here.

Thank kiwitraveler92
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great park in New Zealand really good for relaxation and there is a small zoo near to that really great.

Thank Unni V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens that offer a great view of the mountain when it isn't hiding. There is often things going on throughout the year so each time you go it will offer something new. I really like the fact you can turn the fountain and waterfall...More

Thank amcs1983
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Park has: Great variety of plantings, lots of different special features and many paths to wander along And it's free entry

Thank DIYexpert
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A huge native forest in the city center is superb. Great for chilling out and relaxing. Hours of walking tracks thru the bush .👌👌👌

Thank Brenden B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Half a day to spare was spent wandering this large park with it beautiful gardens and lake. A picturesque view of Mount Egmont across the lake, and a light lunch at the cafe in the park are well worth a visit. a play area for...More

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Bev C
May 14, 2018|
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Response from Jennie B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I’m not sure. It would be wheelchair friendly though.
February 12, 2016|
Response from Kristina B |
It finishes on the 5th of February.