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Pukekura Park

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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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New Plymouth's greatest asset

A fabulous stroll-friendly park full of native trees, begonia house, easy walks, lovely lakes, great fountain, cute waterfall, etc.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A fabulous stroll-friendly park full of native trees, begonia house, easy walks, lovely lakes, great fountain, cute waterfall, etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The Taranaki Arts Festival was on. We visited the Exxopolis, which was wonderful. And then wandered around the gardens which are magnificent, and well kept.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Took a stroll through this park on our most recent trip down to sunny New Plymouth. The place is larger than i expected. The walks are very good as well. Pack a picnic and stay awhile or grab a bite to eat at the park itself. The sound stage in the centre of the park with the natural amphitheater looked... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Definitely worth a visit. Adults can finally and legitimately get inside a bouncy castle for a $10 fee, but what a heady experience it is once there. Recommend a visit if you ever come across this display anywhere

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A really great park for children and adults alike. There is a small zoo as well as some good playground equipment for the children. An excellent place to get some good family photos too.

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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We are lucky to live here in New Plymouth and visit the park frequently. Its beautiful during all seasons....hire a boat to go round the lake,visit the tea rooms and the nearby zoo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This stunning park is great for an afternoon meander. Beats taking an indoor nap. The fragrant earthy air oxygenated our brains and left us feeling refreshed.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Went there for the Christmas light show and was disappointed. It was a pleasant evening out but nothing to write home about.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Lots of little gems to,find - little paths, ponds, waterfalls, Bowl of Brooklands. And the free zoo is incredible - ideal place to take younger ones, especially around Christmas when it is fairy land.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Really nice place. Can visit this place if ur new and many events take place during summer. I like this place. There are boat rides, ample space for going around. Good place it also connects to the bowl of brook lands and the brook lands zoo.

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