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Pukekura Park

Liardet Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
06 759 6060
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Ranked #1 of 23 attractions in New Plymouth
Type: Parks, Gardens, Zoos
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Great place to wonder through, lots of tracks to explore, great play ground for the kids, nice place to spend a few hours

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New Plymouth NZ
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Pukekura Park is one of several jewels in New Plymouth's crown. The fernery, the waterfall, ((turned on at a push of a button) and the lake are not to be missed. Boats are available for hire through the iconic 1930s Tea House. If you are fortunate, on a clear day, you can see the classic view of Mt Taranaki above... More

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New Plymouth NEW ZEALAND
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9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I am very lucky to live across the street from this wonderful area of total beauty and my husband and I are constantly there wandering the many tracks and breathing in the fresh air and fragences of the many georgous plants. There is everything there for the family or couples-great lunch at the Kiosk or rowing in a boat on... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The whole park is beautifully laid out and well sign posted. The gold tree sculpture which is currently exhibited there is amazing - all in all a magical experience.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Just 2 blocks from the CBD this park is accessible to all. There is a huge variety of native trees framing the large lake in the middle. Boats are available to hire and the ducks crave a feed. A thoughtfully stocked kiosk has meals and snacks and the walkways are enjoyable. The sports ground is used for cricket, athletics and... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit just about anyone can stroll around the tracks and there are plenty of those..Spring is the best time to visit the park as all the Rhodos will be in flower as are the Azelas.There is plenty for the kids as there is a large playground with swings.There are boats to hire on the large lake and... More

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New Plymouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Pukekura park is an excellent place to visit. Firstly its free - although if you want to row a boat around the lake there is a small charge. The access for wheelchairs is excellent and it has a lovely coffee shop and and excellent childrens' playground which was renewed in 2013.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Just beside the band rotunda you will see a very old fountain. It is carved in marble on four sides, an English rose, a Scottish thistle, a shamrock and a NZ fern I tbink the fountain was gifted by Queen Victoria. A real asset to the park.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a surprisingly large and tranquil park close to the centre of town. If you are fortunate enough to be in the Park in summer you should try and catch a game of cricket in one of the nicest grounds around. The children's play area has recently been updated and is worth a visit - don't forget to go... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This park is so natural and peaceful, something for everyone including children's playground & boating on the lake. Beautiful walks around the park and a visit to the Fernary is a must.

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