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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 #5 of 24 Attractions in New Plymouth
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Cultural
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I love everything about Puke Ariki. The design of the building for a start is fantastic. That then leads you into all the wonderful resources/complexes that are special. The museum, exhibitions, library etc. the staff are lovely and it is a wonderful environment with numerous wonderful experiences. Not to mention the wonderful outdoor environment when you exit the premises.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Puke Ariki is the place to go if you want to know more about the Taranaki history. Much interesting facts and information on the forming e.g. Mt Taranaki are available there. There is eally much to be viewed and learned. Then there is also the Maori history section, which is very informative. There is also a little cafeteria where one... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Spent pleasant few hours here with my daughter. Loved the tranquility of the museum. Very touched by the Ohura photographic exhibition. Face part of the museum was the taranaki history section.

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Kuala Lumpur
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Good choice of menu , could have been a little hotter ,when asked for the second restaraunt Pukka wallah obliged and became my regular haunt .Very accommodating staff ,often sitting outside the newly renovated interior ,outdoor heating was very welcome

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Taree NSW Australia
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
56 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If in New Plymouth, this is a must. It is a museum, i-site and library. We walked through the library, then over a pedestrian bridge to the museum. Considering the size of New Plymouth, the museum display is very good. The Maori section is excellent. There is also a cafe, overlooking the water.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Very clever instalations, helpful staff and a great place to have a coffee with a view over the walkway and beach

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Katikati
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Our Group spent several hours at this museum - excellent variety of displays, could have spent the whole day here.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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87 reviews 87 reviews
40 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I like museums in smaller places that focus on the history and people of that area and in that regard this museum doesn't disappoint. A decent number of exhibits outlining the history and settlement of the area and a couple of interactive displays too. I also enjoyed the photographic exhibition downstairs.

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Perth, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Our main reason for visiting New Plymouth was to visit the museum, we were trying to locate the whereabouts of a Victoria cross which was awarded to a family member of ours during the Maori wars. The staff were so helpful and greatly aided in our search. The rest of the museum is also well worth a look , with... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Nice museum with interesting information on local history - its free and right next to the coastal walkway. The information centre is also located in the same building.

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