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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 lovely park to visit

What a beautiful park this is! It would take hours to explore properly as there are so many things to look at. The lake is beautiful, with a button to press to start the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful park this is! It would take hours to explore properly as there are so many things to look at. The lake is beautiful, with a button to press to start the fountain. Lots of lovely walks and gorgeous gardens. The Bowl of Brookland is also there, which is an amphitheatre where concerts and the WOMAD festival is... More 

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Cheshire
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18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Brilliant 'illuminations' during the height of summer - all for free including live entertainment. Lovely park by day too

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We stayed there for 3nights in a tent. The weather was super good this year. The tickets for 3ays were sold out this year and I was so happy that I got them before. This place is wonderful with music, food stall, clothes and other stall, cafe and very pleasant environment. The music group starts from Friday 6pm-late night, Sat... More 

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Middle Sackville, NS, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
42 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We walked all through this park and were very impressed with the variety of gardens and amenities. There are numerous entrances into and exits out of the park. It is a place that takes a few hours to appreciate fully. Take a break at the tea room. If you have children, visit the zoo. Concerts are held in the outdoor... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Simply amazing park, very clean & well maintained. Tranquility at it's best. Definitely worth the visit.

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Newmarket, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It's a little in need of a revival to make it spectacular once again. For me it was a walk down memory lane but it's not as well kept as it once was.

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Levin, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Beautiful gardens, illuminated at night during WOMAD and some other times of year; crowds of waterlilies on lakes, bushwalks; sounds of native birds in the trees; random works of art; just a beautiful asset for New Plymouth.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Best international Music festival ever. We saw Rufus Wainwright, Malawi Mouse Boys, Sinead O'Connor, Estere and many other.

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Perth, Australia
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Felt we had to visit before we left and so glad we did so. Well maintained- quaint bridges, lakes and a fountain all adding to photo opportunities. Easy walking and a teahouse if refreshments required.

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Great to stroll and feel transported to another land, green and lush. Good areas to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet. Lovely lake and bridge as a main feature. Lush vegetation, its the botanic gardens of new Plymouth. Well worth a visit

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