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Pukekura Park

Liardet Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
06 759 6060
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Ranked #2 of 26 Attractions in New Plymouth
Type: Parks, Gardens, Zoos
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This is an exceptional park, running from the sea (almost) to over 10 kms inland towards Mt Taranaki. Well maintained and signposted throughout. No wonder WOMAD is so popular there each year. We walked from the cricket ground through to the Bowl of Brooklands and the Zoo and then back for lunch at the kiosk. Just a most enjoyable experience... More

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Greater Manchester
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124 reviews 124 reviews
58 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful park/botanical garden, including rare trees, lakes, water elements, and nice for bird watching as well. There is a good cafe when you get thirsty/hungry - but on the day of our visit with very slow service.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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114 reviews 114 reviews
30 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Many, many years since I last visited and a first time experience for my husband and daughters. Thrilled to see the waterfall is still as I remembered it. Pukekura Park is a fabulous place for all ages.

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New Plymouth
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This park is massive and amazing . it contains a venue for concerts, coloured waterfalls, boat rides, numerous play areas for the kids , a zoo and a cricket ground. Something for everybody and you can spend the whole day there and still not get around it.

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Adelaide, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
42 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Great place for a walk around in the beautiful park and gardens. Would be nice to be able to play a game of cricket with its unusual seating surrounds.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Lovely olde worlde setting. food fairly basic but satisfactory. Staff good value. View to die for. Excellent venue for a family get-together for lunch or a couple wanting to just enjoy each other's company in a delightful setting.

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

a most wonderful park and gardens not to be missed on any trip we make to New Plymouth. we have been there in all seasons but especially wonderful in Spring

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Waitara, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A calm in the middle of the town. This is perhaps the gem in the New Plymouth landscape. The cricket arena is another piece of lush surrounding - could't be better on a summer day to sit on the terraces and watch the ball being whacked out of the stadium. Simply a must see and experience.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Pukekure park is well worth a visit, the hot houses are amazing! Best collection i think i have seen in NZ.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Great, my wife used to live behind the Park, which has a zoo and the Brooklyn bowl, lots of trees and a lake. Very nice.

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