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Pukekura Park

Liardet Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
06 759 6060
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Ranked #2 of 25 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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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

I visit this about every second to third year as I live in Wellington NZ which is in the country, it is an amazing light show for one week a year and a beautiful park the rest of the year, the (small) lakes are simply gorgeous and when the light show is on the lake reflects the lights brilliantly, the... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This is another spot I like to run - it seems like you can never run the same route twice in this place. Running through the "forest" in the middle of the city is awesome!

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Visited the park for their annual Festival of the Lights. The lights and attractions were beautiful and well spread out around the park so you could see it all.. The paths are a bit stony in places so make sure you're wearing decent shoes

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This wonderful park has so much to offer. The peace and quiet of the the mature trees as well as fantastic Covered Fernery. Lawns, lakes, rhododendrons playgrounds for young and old. Lots of well maintained walkways for all as well as a guided 'buggy, for those who require assistance. A new children's playground is delightful. The tiered grass grandstand for... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

peaceful, just sit down and listen to the birds , then treat yourself to a nice coffee. the large lake in the centre of the park, fantastic, hire a row boat with all the family and explore the lake.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Easy Access, great views all year round and just like being in the middle of nowhere but in reality only minutes from the centre and there is a great cafe on site, Plenty wild life and splendid gardens, something for all ages

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The view of the mountain, the vast assortment of trees and other plants, the lake, the grand stand ALL make this an amazing relaxing place to visit and enjoy nature at its best

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Disley, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What an amazing park ! Beautiful lakeside walks, magnificent trees, plenty of open grass spaces, lots of pathways and parrallel tracks so the kids can go and explore without being too far away or getting lost ! One of the best kept and maintained parks I have visited anywhere and a real credit to all concerned. The Tea Room by... More

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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This beautiful park is a must see in New Plymouth. Beautifully done up with lights from December to February

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

park is just lovely, clean and well looked after. good for all ages. lots to see. was great for my son to let off steam.

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