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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

We went to the Festival of Lights with a 3 year old. Arrived 830pm while still light and managed to do some before it fell dark. If you have a mountain buggy I suggest bringing it over a Kmart type stroller as there is a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mandys466
Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely amazing time to visit is during the Festival of Lights - for young and old. Well formed and easily travelled paths.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank FamilyChisholm
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful Christmas Light display thru the park. Something everyone should visit. This is free to everyone

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Willy123456
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A great park which was all lit up with the “Festival of Lights” during the month of Jan 19 when we were there. A pleasure to walk through. So many children & families enjoying the festivities, food & the ever changing lights on the bridge...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 1AnnetteA
Reviewed 3 days ago

Quite a good night out taking the kids to Pukekura Park New Plymouth....Good light show expansive landscape aneasily stroll and interesting... the only downside is not much good food favcility just one chips etc and not alot of tiolets on the way. take ya own...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alister N
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were lucky enough to see the light display running from December to January as well as other features of the park including the Fernery. Not to be missed.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful experience, this is the most spectacular park to explore and the light show was fantastic and well worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sandy M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Pukekura Park is a real gem in my book. It's great any time of year, and a great place to go for a walk, relax & unwind. The tea rooms by the lake are good, and the deck area has just been expanded out over...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank stuarto29
Reviewed 6 days ago

First time to the park for the festival of lights, it was awesome. What a fantastic park with so many huge native trees and walkways. I have to come back again.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TC-Auck
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visit every year as there is always something different and the lights are amazing. This year had to pay a coin to make the lights in the fountain work which was a bit of a shame.

Date of experience: January 2019
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26 September 2018|
Response from Steven1957 | Reviewed this property |
Check with the council. Is probably the best idea.
21 August 2018|
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Response from Steven1957 | Reviewed this property |
Probably not but they will be will be signs. Remember there is a lot of birdlife take the around the lake.
Bev C
15 May 2018|
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Response from JennieB509 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I’m not sure. It would be wheelchair friendly though.