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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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Beautiful park

Beautiful Pukekura Park is close to the centre of New Plymouth. A large lake set in luxuriant NZ bush, with a couple of picturesque red coloured bridges. We walk right around... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
46 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Pukekura Park is close to the centre of New Plymouth. A large lake set in luxuriant NZ bush, with a couple of picturesque red coloured bridges. We walk right around the extended lake. I can still find myself choked up emotionally at the beauty here. It makes me wonder if one would just accept it as 'normal' after a... More 

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

A fantastic place to visit. Spent the whole day there and thoroughly enjoyed it. The signage could be better, but we found our way around okay. Definitely worth the visit.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We had a few hours to spare on our first trip to New Plymouth and decided to visit the park. Was a really enjoyable walk and it's very well maintained. Lots to see. The fernery and display houses really really impressive. The only downside for us was probably the signage which at times was confusing and didn't seem all that... More 

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Ross-on-Wye
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86 reviews 86 reviews
7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Very beautiful with lots of huge shady trees and a lovely lake. There's a nice little café too. Very conveniently situated for the city centre.

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Auckland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Our group of Probus members visited the Pukekura in February .I organised a Mobility Scooter for one of the men (Contact the Park Cafe) (No charge but must be booked), and hired the Park Buggy for a couple of hours (Gold coin donation per person). The Cafe was well frequented for Morning tea, with the food and drink receiving high... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Very large park, can do alot. I gt to feed ducks, or more like ducks helped themselves to my sandwhich! Brooklands zoo is within it and free, great zoo too! Great park. There was a strange guy lurking around in the dark it was wierd, BE CAREFUL going at night! Great park!

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Waikanae, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Great venue for a live concert and also a fantastic park. Lovely to walk through during the day and also at night,

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Pukekura Park is awesome, visiting this park is a must when staying in New Plymouth. It is absolutely amazing with heaps of walks, along beautiful lakes, huge well established trees, plenty of birdlife,and beautiful flowers. It would have to be one of the prettiest parks in New Zealand, and it's amazing thats it's situated almost in the middle of the... More 

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Attended for the Festival of Light. Amazing with a good concert by a well known Kiwi band. Night market. Appeals to all ages

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The combination of flora and fauna and bird life was just perfect. They have Fern houses to visit where they have an incredible array of flowers,orchids,ferns,fish ponds. The wals around the park was not stressful or hard and it was a very tranquil experience. Definitely worth a visit

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