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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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Wonderful magical lights

The lights just blew me away, some of them were just so magical, and it was wonderful that so many families were out and about in this beautiful, safe environment enjoying this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The lights just blew me away, some of them were just so magical, and it was wonderful that so many families were out and about in this beautiful, safe environment enjoying this delightful display together on a summers evening. The Glitter Tree was a highlight too. Just stunning.

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NewZealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Free music in the park all summer is amazing! Festival of lights is always good. Will be coming back to WOMAD soon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

What a gem this place is! I've visited during the day previously and loved wandering through the different areas but this time came to see it at night when the festival of light was on. Absolutely superb and thoroughly recommended.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We were around for the Christmas light show. It was fantastic. i thought it would just be a few lights that would not take too long to walk around. But we were there for about 1 and half hours. It was dizzling a bit when we arrived, which we thought would mean less people. But there was still a reasonable... More 

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Hawera, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

This park is one off the best. Lights are great. Park is well maintained, clean, safe, sign posted so you can't get lost. The golden tree is beautiful along with many other ornamental trees all labeled for those who lack tree knowledge. Watched one of the many bands supplied free in the Hatchery lawn area. A great sheltered spot. 4... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The summer light show at Pukekura park was the drawcard for our 6-day family holiday to NP. Never expected to spend 3 of our evenings there! Thoroughly enjoyed the lights, twilight market and numerous local bands. Found easy parking nightly on one of the side streets.

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Hawera, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We visited Pukekura Park for the TSB Bank Festival of Lights and it did not disappoint. This park is simply a treasure to the city and the region. It is a stunning park with so many beautiful elements. There is a recently refurbished children's playground, lakes, tea house, and a waterfall among many other features. The lights festival adds an... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Visited the park during an average weather day, still had loads of fun! What a great park for a city the size of New Plymouth to have. Cricket ground and seating is so attractive. Great walks with good sights and we had the added benefit of the sculptures etc during the current festival. Zoo, small but fun for the family... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I initially thought that this would be yet another boring provincial New Zealand botanic garden with aspirations to ho hum European imitation. Thankfully, I made a visit. Although the stock characters are there, the place is full of life, spirit and vibrancy. Pay a visit; you won't regret it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Sensational park - walked for hours and had ice cream by the lake. Great venue to relax with a wonderful playground for the kids. Highly recommended.

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