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Ranked #1 of 23 attractions in New Plymouth
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Category: Gardens; Parks; 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... 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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Ranked #2 of 23 attractions in New Plymouth
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks

The Coastal Walkway is a spectacular broad, boulder-edged promenade in New Plymouth extending along the Tasman Sea for over 7km. It's the perfect place for walking, biking... more »

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Ranked #3 of 23 attractions in New Plymouth
Category: Mountains; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #4 of 23 attractions in New Plymouth
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #5 of 23 attractions in New Plymouth
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Traveler Resources
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Ranked #6 of 23 attractions in New Plymouth
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
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Ranked #7 of 23 attractions in New Plymouth
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #8 of 23 attractions in New Plymouth
Category: Islands; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #9 of 23 attractions in New Plymouth
Category: Zoos
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Ranked #10 of 23 attractions in New Plymouth
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Ranked #11 of 23 attractions in New Plymouth
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #12 of 23 attractions in New Plymouth
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #13 of 23 attractions in New Plymouth
Category: Other
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Ranked #14 of 23 attractions in New Plymouth
Category: Zoos
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Ranked #15 of 23 attractions in New Plymouth
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Real Tart is one of New Zealand's leading community art galleries showcasing the best of Taranaki art. Visitors to the... more » Owner description: Real Tart is one of New Zealand's leading community art galleries showcasing the best of Taranaki art. Visitors to the gallery enjoy a variety of high calibre works which are both original and affordable. Many of Taranaki's top artists show their works in the restored and edgy former warehouse which is home to a impressive selection of paintings,sculptures,pottery,photography,jewellery and craft. Real Tart can be found just behind Puke Ariki museum. « less
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Ranked #16 of 23 attractions in New Plymouth
Category: Museums
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Ranked #17 of 23 attractions in New Plymouth
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery building is currently closed for earthquake strengthening, Gallery upgrades and construction... more » Owner description: The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery building is currently closed for earthquake strengthening, Gallery upgrades and construction of the Len Lye Centre. Opening mid 2015, the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre will consolidate New Plymouth as the home of Len Lye, provide permanent access to the Collection and Archive, and greatly enhance the Govett-Brewster's ability to deliver exceptional contemporary art projects for our audience. To follow our progress and view the Govett-Brewster Collection and Len Lye's work, see our website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. « less
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Ranked #18 of 23 attractions in New Plymouth
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #19 of 23 attractions in New Plymouth
Category: Museums
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Ranked #20 of 23 attractions in New Plymouth
Category: Museums
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Ranked #21 of 23 attractions in New Plymouth
Category: Museums
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Ranked #22 of 23 attractions in New Plymouth
Category: Nature and Parks
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Category: Dams; Nature and Parks
Dam Dropping- A high adrenaline adventure unique to New Zealand, Taranaki. It involves kayaking over a 30' man made dam.
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