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Address: Liardet Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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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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The Festival of Light visit

It is a very beautiful garden/park, especially on the night of The Festival of Light show. We drove from Wellington to New Plymouth for this well-known festival.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's the Lighting Festival in Pukekura Park. We walked in at 8pm. A information table is set up at the entrance. The park has special lighting set up, it involves electrical and art work, very impressed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tranquil walkways through easy, cared for paths. Lovely small lake with little boats available, and a quaint cafe. You can go on a horrendously windy day but not feel anything in the park as it is so sheltered. It's certainly a jewel for New Plymouth.

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Thank BarbWats0n
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a very beautiful garden/park, especially on the night of The Festival of Light show. We drove from Wellington to New Plymouth for this well-known festival.

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Thank Pia528
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great for families take a blanket to sit on and listen to the music then wander around the lights. Lovely display of lights

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Thank louk2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The festival of lights is an awesome experience for all age groups and the entertainment was great. Play area is so good for the kids, makes me wish for my second childhood.

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Thank Brett C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited Pukekura Park many times over the years and it is always a fantastic place. We especially love to visit during the Festival of Lights as each year there's something different to see. The little zoo at the top of Pukekura park is great and a perfect spot for a family picnic. Highly recommend the park and zoo... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This park is a real attribute for New Plymouth. It is well planned, beautiful, well maintained and there is such a variety of things to see and places for people do different things. We went during the lights festival and it was just beautiful. The park was amazing and the fact that is was free was mind blowing. It is... More 

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Thank Helen G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a fantastic park in the middle of a city, not something you get often. Make an effort to go on the boats in the lake

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Thank notyournormal
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for the festive lights over three nights and wasn't disappointed. Beautiful and fun time. Surprisingly sheltered in all weather and just stunning. You don't go to New Plymouth without visiting Pukekura Park. Full of little pleasant surprises at every turn. Easy access for all through very well maintained grounds. Enough said - go and enjoy.

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Thank Phil B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A really cool lights-based display all over Pukekura Park. We especially enjoyed the bubble machine!

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