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Pukekura Park

Liardet Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
06 759 6060
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Ranked #2 of 25 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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Taranaki Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This is a must-visit if you are in New Plymouth, particularly around Christmas time when there is an amazing free lights festival on. It's a magical collection of plants and water features, and a lovely walk.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Easy to get to in the heart of the city the park offers pleasant walks through native and exotic trees/plants, around the lake and stream, and if the weather is good, views of Mt Taranaki. It is also conventient to walk up through the park to Brooklands Zoo, another great place for children.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

I like the ambiance of this place. Clean and spacious and there is a lot to see.. The playground is also good for adults :-D we played there.. Lol .. Good for kids teens and in all ages.. Will come back again..

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Beautiful manicured park. Love the Lions run train. Good cause and good fun for the kids and only $1 a ride.

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Waitara, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is perhaps the jewel in the crown of New Plymouth. It is well kept and gives great pleasure to walk through and have a stress free environment. Keep it up.

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Vicenza, Italy
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21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Beautiful, well-mantained, wide park with lots of different landscapes. You can experience a typical english lawn or a native forest environment, flowerbeds as much as a chinese garden, enjoy walking along the lake or take a photo at the Poets bridge (which is named after a horse, not poets!). The greenhouses are unusual and fascinating. A structure for concerts and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Visitors come from far and wide to experience this great park and its green-houses. It's hard to believe it is so close to the center of town. Mobility scooters are available free of charge. After our extensive stroll, the café by the lakeside served lunch and great coffee.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A fantastic park with birds,big and small, water fountains, gardens and a lot more. Definitely a must see if you visit New Plymouth. We went there twice during our stay.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Situated close to town and leading on to the bowl of brook land, Pukekura Park is a well presented Botanical gardens which has crafted out of a small river valley. There are a number of tracks leading down into the Botanical gardens and once there you find a good number of directions to lead into, revealing different themes within the... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Pukekura Park is an awesome place to visit either for sports a concert at the bowl of brooklands or just a quiet wander also worth having a look is the festival of lights usually on in the summer months.

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