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Pukekura Park

Liardet Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
+64 6-759 6060
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Great breathing space

Pukekura Park is a great space for relaxation, a walk with the dog or just to chat with friends. If... read more

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A top attraction

This has been a top attraction for many years. So beautifully maintained with many trees, shrubs... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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 yesterday 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
Reviewed 3 days ago

This has been a top attraction for many years. So beautifully maintained with many trees, shrubs, pathways, and photo opportunities. It has very large grounds but one does not have to walk all of them. Mostly all flat walking. There is a Cafe within the...More

Thank AytonWellington
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came at the end of the afternoon. Some nice trees to see and beautiful bird singing. Also spotted an owl, which we don't see too often where we're from. Had a good and relaxing time.

Thank Guitaravaganza
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this park in June and it was well worth the visit. It was approaching dusk and I had wished we had a bit more time to look around because there were so many different parts to the park to capture your interest. We...More

Thank Kiwitraveller_8
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you lovely gardens , you will love this one. It's extensive and a has a variety of flora and fauna. Would love to go back when the Rhodos and azaleas are in full bloom. Would look amazing.

Thank Jane A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took the entry off Liardet Street, where there is parking, and took the easy walk route up to the teahouse, the lake and the waterfall, on a beautiful autumn day. This place is jaw-dropping beautiful, with lovely old trees, well-kept paths, and a lovely...More

Thank Dianne C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful park close to the centre of New Plymouth. Very nice tea house and also a very beautiful cricket pitch

Thank Erik-Jan1970
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a huge expanse of walkways through the bush that lead to exciting discoveries of waterfalls, lakes, bridges to cross. beautiful colours of leaves falling all over the ground making paths to walk on. magical.. A tea rooms is there by the lake with a...More

Thank white0nes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visitors from around the world visit Pukekura Park. An international sports ground two lakes surrounded by fernery and trees, walkways around the lakes and magnificent views of Mt Taranaki on a clear day. Two walkable bridges allow more photo opportunities and a operating water wheel...More

Thank kiwiman13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

easy walk, so pretty, well worth a visit, lovely lake you can row on. Cafe has lovely icecreams. Fab!

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Hi! My family will be in New Plymouth the first week in March and are looking for things to do. I was wondering if this park will still have lights that come on at night. Does anyone know? Thanks!
12 February 2016|
Response from Kristina B |
It finishes on the 5th of February.