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Pukekura Park

Liardet Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
+64 6-759 6060
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Always Something New

A huge range of activities and events are held at the park but it is well worth going just to walk... read more

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robinstanford2012
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Lovely park

Lots of variety with plants, trees, birds and lake. Good street parking and well sign posted walks... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Alipa50
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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 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
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Reviewed yesterday

A huge range of activities and events are held at the park but it is well worth going just to walk around and enjoy. There is a lake, a tea room, and plenty of play areas for children. The planting has been visionary and the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lots of variety with plants, trees, birds and lake. Good street parking and well sign posted walks of varying lengths through the park.

Thank Alipa50
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely place to wander. Brookland Bowl is fantastic - must return one day to watch a concert / festival. Pukekura Park is well worth a visit. Allow a good 1 - 2 hours to enjoy it all properly

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wow. What an asset to the city. Wished I lived here to visit more often. Loved the zoo. Beautiful gardens.

Thank Kevin11457
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A Must see especially during the Festival of Lights. Great families but yet special enough for romantic date. Playground for the kids. The 'Bowl' for awesome concerts. Catch a cricket game or get an ice cream from the kiosk. Great for everyone

Thank th59916
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have travelled NZ 6 times and have always skipped New Plymouth... Why? It's one of the best places in the north island. The park is beautiful and is a nice walk along both sides including the free zoo.

Thank MelbLady
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a beautiful park with well cared for pathways around lakes. There is a free zoo which we'd have loved to have seen but it was closed because of a major event being held in the park. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic facility to have so close to town. The lake and poet bridge are great for photos. The cafe served fantastic fejoe muffins with lovely staff and good views. The small free children's zoo in the adjacent Brooklands parks was wonderful.

Thank Tracey S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked around and saw the Japanese gardens You have to activate the waterfall in the lower lake which is nice. Watched a bit of a cricket game.

Thank Tricia C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pukekura Park is huge and so so beautiful! It seems like a lot of care has been taken in keeping the park looking nice and it's a great place to enjoy a peaceful walk. If you're into flowers there's some beautiful green houses nestled in...More

Thank m-earley3
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