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Address: Liardet Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Phone Number: 06 759 6060
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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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This is a little gem,spent two hours walking around looking at quirky features such as the fountain and waterfall that you just push a button to start the water flowing. Nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a little gem,spent two hours walking around looking at quirky features such as the fountain and waterfall that you just push a button to start the water flowing. Nice walks by streams and lakes . Nice little cafe with very friendly young staff ,we thought the coffee good price and not overpriced as others mentioned

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There are many paths, the trees and plants are stunning and it's a short walk from the centre of town.

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Thank Leith C
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful views, fresh air, natural beauty, good walking paths, pleasant water features, beautiful grassed picnic areas and crisp sounds of native birds. Fantastic to lower the stress levels anytime.

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Thank Murray T
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic park!! Kids love coming here while adults enjoy the space and quiet. Would not rate the cafe here though as I find it to be ridiculously overpriced. Take a picnic!!

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Thank rruskygirl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful park; a highlight of New Plymouth. An abundance of endemic and exotic plants and wildlife just a walk away from the city.

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Thank Hamish M
Taranaki Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lots to see and do any time of the year but particularly during the Festival of Lights. With free entry, put your walking shoes on and stroll the gardens to see various light displays, glo worms, waterfall, enjoy a coffee by the lake, listen to music on one of the lawns, play in the children's playground, or just watch the... More 

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Turangi, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst it was an overcast day the park was still absolutely stunning and there was loads to explore. Ample parking with several car parks and the paths were well maintained and nice and wide. There were loads of families with their children, as well as couples and individuals showing the park is a great place to visit for all ages... More 

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Thank Jess H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful and varied park with fountains, lakes, groves and dells. Native trees and flowers celebrate the natural beauty of NZ with the awesome backdrop of Mount Taranaki.

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Thank Jacki P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful park, well maintained and fun free activity. Felt like a big kid playing on the playground, exploring the little zoo and rolling down the hills near the amphitheater. Great venue for festivals and concerts but otherwise a fantastic thing to do on a budget.

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Thank Elvisa D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pukekura park is great on any day. There's the zoo at Brooklands, the lake, childrens play area or just to walk about or recreation

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