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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 FANTASTIC PLACE FOR LOCALS AND TOURISTS ALIKE

Being a local I get to run through Pukekura Park at least twice a week.Never get "tired" of it's beauty and it is like an oasis in the middle of the city. Great to visit any... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Being a local I get to run through Pukekura Park at least twice a week.Never get "tired" of it's beauty and it is like an oasis in the middle of the city. Great to visit any season as it is forever changing with it's wealth of different trees.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is such a magical and well kept park not to mention the tearooms and the wonderful childrens playground. We have this park on our front door step but there is always something new to see or a new walk to take. You can even see the mountain on a good day from the tearooms which makes a stunning backdrop... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Enjoyed the whole experience, tearooms a treat. Well maintained park and wonderful walks, lots to see near a full half day.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My wife and I had a bit of time to kill so decided to take a walk through the park which had been recommended to us by friends. It was a short walk from the town centre and easy to find being signposted. Walking through the main gates and goi ngg to the pavilon there was an easy to follow... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It was just me and husband and we had a great time at this park- - you will walk around very well planned and designed gardens- something interesting around the corn. If he waterfall isn't running make sure you push the button! The free zoo is worth the visit even if you don't have kids with you.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A playground, a waterfall, calm lakes, beautiful gardens...this park has it all. A couple hours is plenty for exploring, or bring a picnic and stay longer :-)

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Great place to visit , Best time to visit is during the festival of the lights, take a trip on the row boats

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Love Pukekura park as a destination for catching up with friends. Great walking tracks, new childrens playground, great cafe and don't forget the ducks and wildlife that lives in the lakes. Good social area for dogs on leads and wheelchair and pushchair accessible. Also has Brooklands zoo nearby and can be a great big day out with young kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I walk in this park all the time. It is simply amazing, it is 55 hectares of well keep gardens. The beauty is spectacular. Great for a walk to retreat into nature.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Lovely walk through around the lake and up to the zoo- fantastic for families with little ones. Food at the tea room looked good and you can hire a boat to row around the lake. Highly recommend for a visit!

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