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Address: Liardet Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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+64 6-759 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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Fabulous park with free mini zoo as well. Nice cafe. The best park reserve we have ever been To . Recommend highly .

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Middlese
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous park with free mini zoo as well. Nice cafe. The best park reserve we have ever been To . Recommend highly .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I cannot explain how much I adored revisiting Pukekura Park and doing a walk around it is by far one of my favourite places in New Zealand. Definitely a must do whether its a sunny day or not. Next on our list is to dine at the Cafe 😍.

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Worcester England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good walks through these beautiful gardens, easy level access and walkways. Lovely cafe over looking the main lake. Not to be missed.

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Thank prenteg
Auckland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful array of walks, gadgets (fountain) and display. Well worth it, easy to reach by foot. Highly recommended.

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Thank chicki0626
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What a great place to spend a afternoon. It was a bit wet while we spent a enjoyable few hours here. It is well worth a stroll and discovering all the different areas in this vast garden.

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Thank Simon H
New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely park to walk through. Lakes, waterfall, different hothouses. Lovely cafe for coffee and lunches. Well worth a visit.

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Thank cealborough
New Plymouth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

wow, this place is free, you could spend days exploring all the nooks and crannies. Well done New Plymouth.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The park is beautiful during the day but spectacular at timetime when the lights show is running. This tends to be from early/mid December to early February each year.

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Thank Whitbybeachlovers
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I did a fantastic late avo orienteering event in Pukekura Park with my grandchildren. It was a beautiful wonder around the lakes and a stop in the playground to play. A very picturesque place and a great asset to New Plymouth

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Thank Nan1006
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently took a couple from Western Australia to visit & see the lights They could not believe how nice it was nor the amount of work that had gone on to set all the lights up

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