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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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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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Cool at night!

Beautiful and spacious park with lots to see during the day and at night. It's especially lovely at night, when the lights come on and the park glows. During the day, at least in... read more

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Los Angeles, California
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332 reviews
188 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Beautiful and spacious park with lots to see during the day and at night. It's especially lovely at night, when the lights come on and the park glows. During the day, at least in January, there are festivities and whatnot (dress like a fairy, etc.) that are fun for the family. Many beautiful flowers to see, lush vegetation, a pretty... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This is an excellent park, with a pile of theme gardens centrally located to town. well worth the visit

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Thank Dodger52
Te Puke, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stunning surroundings with a fun kids playground, waterfalls, bush and parklands. Would really like to catch a cricket match at the basin or a band at the sound shell. Good Zoo worth a look with the kids.

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Thank Leyton D
New Zealand
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165 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our first time visiting the Festival of Lights and it was well worth the trip. Amazing light collections throughout the park and plenty of opportunities for great photographs; overall, a great opportunity to explore the area. No entry fee, either, and plenty of people were there the night we went. We did end up parking a few blocks... More 

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Thank SLKrivan
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Situated right in the middle of town Pukekura Park is really impressive. Well laid out tracks roam through lush forests and gardens with easy access for families and friends. There are lawns to lay out picnics, lakes with birdlife, a fernery, large kids playground and a kiosk full of refreshments. During the festival of Lights Pukekura Park turns into a... More 

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Thank Korimako10
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

At last I got to see the lights...yay. Amazing to see. What an attraction. Best time is when really dark to show to advantage. Great entertainment also. Food carts available. Would keep young children restrained as easy to lose in dark. A great tip is to get those light up strips from $2. shop and make up bangles and necklaces... More 

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Thank paulio17
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovly walk around the park with frnds&family lokn&wtchin the diff entertainment&enjoyin the Xmas lights threw out our walk.Worthwile the long walk

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Thank Doreen N
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We just love going to the Pukekura Park and with all its is presenting and the festival of Lights every December and January and WOMAD every year and all the shows at the Bowls of Brooklands and the Brooklands Zoo etc.. Just an amazing park with heaps of playgrounds for kids and the lake and water wheel etc.

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Thank 809Annette
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently went to watch the final of the 50 over Ford Cricket comp at Pukekura Park. This ground is outstanding for watching cricket , set in bush like surroundings. Wow from the top of the southern end terrace you have incredible veiws of the sea and small boats doing battle on the horrizon. This is an incredible place to... More 

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Thank neilandrebecca916
New Plymouth, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Yet another fantastic lighting display. Great music and at the right price, free. Once again New Plymouth you'very put on an excellent event.

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