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Pukekura Park

Liardet Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
+64 6-759 6060
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What a gem for our city, an awesome assets and a space to be enjoyed by all. We love the trees... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kathryn P
via mobile
Nice peaceful place for time out

Great garden in all seasons. Kiosk is a really neat spot on a sunny day, sit outside and enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Plymouth, 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
+64 6-759 6060
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a gem for our city, an awesome assets and a space to be enjoyed by all. We love the trees, pathways, fernery and childrens playground

Thank Kathryn P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great garden in all seasons. Kiosk is a really neat spot on a sunny day, sit outside and enjoy the mountain views. Would like to see more veggie savoury for lunch though.

Thank nzdragon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went last year but this year lights weren't that great. But it has amazing playground. My boy loves going there.

Thank matharu88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its not a very big park so its just nice with young children. The zoo within the park is fantastic. Highly Recommended.

Thank Winnie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a little walkthrough if you have a chance and like nice gardens and parks. Close to the centre of town also.

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went for a power walk through the Park one morning and thought it was gorgeous. Mature native trees everywhere, views of Mt Taranaki, quaint bridges, a zoo (which I didn't get into), lots of tracks and a playground my kids would love.

Thank Expat_Kiwi_01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks 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 18 June 2017 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 16 June 2017

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
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