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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...more
Liardet Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
+64 6-759 6060
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Reviewed today

We were lucky enough to see the light display running from December to January as well as other features of the park including the Fernery. Not to be missed.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed today via mobile

What a wonderful experience, this is the most spectacular park to explore and the light show was fantastic and well worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sandy M
Reviewed today

Pukekura Park is a real gem in my book. It's great any time of year, and a great place to go for a walk, relax & unwind. The tea rooms by the lake are good, and the deck area has just been expanded out over...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

First time to the park for the festival of lights, it was awesome. What a fantastic park with so many huge native trees and walkways. I have to come back again.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TC-Auck
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visit every year as there is always something different and the lights are amazing. This year had to pay a coin to make the lights in the fountain work which was a bit of a shame.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Doctommo
Reviewed 4 days ago

An amazing evening's walk through the park with breath taking light displays. The children were fascinated taking photos of the spectacular lights including the waterfall. Unfortunately no live musical entertainment on a Monday nights. Took us 2 hours to walk around including stops where the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rae G
Reviewed 4 days ago

We wanted to go to the light festival, but couldn't get to it because of a concert, so we never got to see the light displays. That said, the part of the park we did see was very nice.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RachelinKabul
Reviewed 5 days ago

A must do in New Plymouth. Such a lovely place for a walk and spend a few hours wandering around the spectacular walkways. So much to see and so well kept. We also went to the festival of lights which is on over xmas, it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Terresa B
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is such a wonderful park with loads to do and see. Short strolls or longer walks and the Festival of Lights is stunning - so much better than I expected. The lights come on at 8.30pm until 11pm every evening from mid December to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sarah5368
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit until February 3rd, 2019. It is free and family and disability accessible. Live music by Troy Kingi and Corduroy tonight and many for other nights various artists all free. Lights turned off at 11pm each night

Date of experience: January 2019
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September 26, 2018|
Response from Steven1957 | Reviewed this property |
Check with the council. Is probably the best idea.
August 21, 2018|
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Response from Steven1957 | Reviewed this property |
Probably not but they will be will be signs. Remember there is a lot of birdlife take the around the lake.
Bev C
May 14, 2018|
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Response from JennieB509 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I’m not sure. It would be wheelchair friendly though.