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Pukekura Park

Liardet Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
+64 6-759 6060
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Pukekura Park

Pukekura Park is a beautiful park to wander through at any time, but especially when the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Paraparaumu, New Zealand

An excellent park with lots of variety for strolling, letting to kids play in the play park... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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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 3 days ago

Pukekura Park is a beautiful park to wander through at any time, but especially when the Rhododendrons are in flower or when the light show is on, December to late January a night visit is just magical. Well worth the wander.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An excellent park with lots of variety for strolling, letting to kids play in the play park, admiring the flowers, or having a picnic. Well worth a visit

Thank R4546JUrichards
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place for a walk especially on a hot day since it is shaded with the trees. Often walk here with the pram - the paths are always in good condition and there’s lots of places to stop for a break and take in the...More

Thank 23tiffanyk
Reviewed 1 week ago

A simple walk through this park is enjoyable enough. Lots of greenery, beautiful flowers, ducks and swans, waterfall. A free stress-reliever. Pictures are better description. I visited early November, the boats in the lake were still not in service but I would imagine they'd be...More

Thank ACube
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always enjoy a visit to Pukekura every time we visit New Plymouth. The vista is always changing and the park is immaculately cared for, a true credit to the gardeners and grounds persons. Should be seen by everyone visiting New Plymouth.

Thank SuandChris
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved our visit to Pukekura Park. Gorgeous grounds, well maintained and so peaceful. We took a group of seniors with us. Great fountain, baby ducklings, great cafe. Lovely place for the whole family. We will return one day. Neat place to take doggies walking also.

Thank Lynette C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have always loved this park, there is so much to do there. Watch cricket, a playground for the kids. Walk and look at the gardens and tearooms as well. Fun for the whole family.

Thank cheshiretv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a beautiful walk around Pukekura during my time in New Plymouth. There have a cafe, different trails and a small zoo to wonder around. The zoo is free of charge.

Thank Alison C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been to many events here but this time it was purely for a walk and we discovered a whole new place! At 6pm it was blissfully quiet and we walked around the lake and through the rhododendron dell admiring spring flowers and listening to...More

Thank Katieclem46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

visited this park with friends was amazing.Great views and good ambience good place to hang out relaxing.

Thank pearlsaldanha
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