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Pukekura Park

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Address: Liardet Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Phone Number: 06 759 6060
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Description: Pukekura Park covers 52ha (128 acres) right in the heart of New Plymouth...
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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A beautiful walk. Try taking to some of the minor paths in the hills around the lakes and every so often you will get amazing views. And of course if you can be there during the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A beautiful walk. Try taking to some of the minor paths in the hills around the lakes and every so often you will get amazing views. And of course if you can be there during the Festival of the Lights it becomes a simply magical place. Don't forget it is FREE so you have nothing to lose but some time.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

awesome to have fantastic native bush so close to city. the tropical house and fern house were out standing. cool place to go and unwind

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

We had a great winter day at Pukekura Park. Started down at the children's play area and ended up at the zoo and went everywhere in between.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

You wont believe what this park has to offer - Cricket pitch with a stadium cut out of a mound of the rolling ground /Waterfalls/Fountains within lakes/Oriental gardens/oriental bridges/music stadium for open air events/Cafe/Bandstands/Open Spaces/rivers with small waterfalls/trees/flowers/ the list goes on. A magnificent Park, you really must visit this glorious location.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

so much to see ,just stroll around the park ,lake , maybe arange a time when a concert is being held , usualy free , have lunch , if you need a mobility veicle ? yes they even have them , onece in the park it is reasonably easy walking , during the festival of lights , the whole place... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

What a way to spend a day out with the family or friends. Stroll around the park, take a ride in the row boats, watch the kids play in the playground. You can walk through to the beautiful bowl of brooklands then up to the zoo. Have a snack or lunch at the kiosk. My wife & I got married... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I've been coming to Pukekura Park since I could walk. It's a stunning piece of nature within the city limits but it's also a historically important area with a military importance going back to the Red Coats and the settlement of NZ. Spend the day, soak in all that the park had to offer, listen to the Tui, forget the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

There is nothing not to like about Pukekura Park. A must visit for families and elderly alike. You can enjoy a game of cricket at NZ's smallest boundaries or a row on the lake. Take a stroll thru the many walkways, or see a world class show at The Bowl of Brooklands. The Fernerys and begonia house are world class,... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

What a beautiful place to run, jog, walk or stroll! With friends, family or by yourself, you can always find a great view, attraction or pathway in the park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Pukekura Park is set close to town and has something for everyone. If you are wanting to go for a bite to eat , run or just sit and watch the ducks, this is something that is known worldwide and with the best natural amphitheatre called The Bowl of Brooklands within this inner city park , it definitely is a... More 

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Address: Liardet Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Phone Number: 06 759 6060
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth

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