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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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Pukekura Park and Brooklyn Zoo

Wow! For a free day out, this is a great place to go. We were in New Plymouth for only an afternoon and a morning, and the park was a really delightful place to go, even in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Wow! For a free day out, this is a great place to go. We were in New Plymouth for only an afternoon and a morning, and the park was a really delightful place to go, even in the rain. Well done, New Plymouth, you have the most awesome free attractions. We will be back for more than a night next... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Stunning and such a beautiful relaxing walk whether the festival of lights is on or not. The beautiful tea house is a lovely place to stop for a rest or to grab an ice-cream at the popular little kiosk. The fernery definitely worth a walk through and there's a nice playground for children.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I liked the waterfall and the lake and bushes. I was with some disabled people though and it wasnt wheel chair friendly. We couldnt go and see the zoo as the hill was too steep for us and the paths were too stony.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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99 reviews 99 reviews
40 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This park is in the heart of New Plymouth and is a gem to visit. It has quite a few things to see. For kids there is a playground and a free zoo. (Brooklands). Just strolling through the park was invigorating. The main lake has a fountain that is activated by a button and similarly there is a waterfall that... More 

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Priddis, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A beautiful, well-laid out park that has ponds, waterfall, lots of birds and lovely, tree-lined pathways. It is well mapped and easy to find your way around - a wonderful spot to enjoy the scenery.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

beautiful gardens to stroll in. Can take a boat ride if that takes your fancy. Quaint tearooms in gardens too.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Beautifully laid out park to go to just for a walk with family and friends or for a run. Great lake with ducks for the kids and a small tearoom for ice-creams and coffee.

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North Shore City, New Zealand
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15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Lovely bush settings and choice of walks (we did all the way around the lake) Suggest park car at far end of road so you don't have to walk in road dust when you come out of bush

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Wellington, New Zealand
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It's a nice with beautiful scenery. A place to relax and take a stroll through the gardens. You should stop and see the otters and meerkats at the Brooklands zoo which is free.

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Canterbury Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

What an amazing place to while away as much or as little time as you like. We visited twice, once when it was raining, and even then it was spectacular. Lots of little separate areas. The hot houses had beautiful begonias in flower

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