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Puke Ariki

1 Ariki Street | Private Bag 2025, New Plymouth 4620, New Zealand
64 (6) 759 6060
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Ranked #8 of 23 attractions in New Plymouth
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Most recent review
- Jul 10, 2014
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Vicenza, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

OK, it's not Te Papa, but it was one of the best museums I visited during my trip (and believe me, I visited many). Spacious, well organized and rational, it guides you through Maori heritage as well as flora and fauna of the region. I was particularly impressed by the geological history of Taranaki, detailed and entertaining, and the etnographic... More

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Hastings, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

as a museum it is well worth the effort to visit. Cost is free. We were greated by a staff member who gave us a great intro to the place and what was in each area. we ran out of time to see it all but will be back to finish it off. if you visit new Plymouth it is... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Well located in the CBD. It is well thought after - though a bit cramped within the town. Bust it has good eateries around and is very clean and well maintaned. A well developed community asset.

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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Well worth a visit and very informative. We also went into the library part and staff were incredibly nice. Thank you Deb. The staff in the Tourism office though came across at somewhat condescending.

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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156 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

This is one place I believe you should include on your bucket list besides the coastal walkway. Parking could be an issue but besides parking puke Ariki has a lot to offer. I like the design of the building. Great food is available. Check it out next time you visit New Plymouth you will be pleasantly surprised

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

As always the food was excellent, the staff efficient and friendly. We had overseas, well travelled friends staying and we thought they would love this restaurant. Compliments from everybody, thanks :)

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Palmerston North
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Puke Ariki is a great asset to New Plymouth. It is not only a library but also the Visitor Centre and Museum. It is in a convenient location and really showcases Taranaki and has great exhibits. I found the history fascinating and would have liked to have spent more time in the theatre but ran out of time so will... More

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Freemans Bay, Auckland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Really lovely representation of the area - interesting history presented very well. The building is fresh and modern, the staff are friendly and knowledgeable and the cafe is great too!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Ask at the desk for activity cards for the children - keeps them busy. A good place to find out about the history of the area.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great family outing, interesting and informative, in centre of the city, nice dining and other attractions nearby.

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