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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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Stunning gardens

This park is huge, with lots of different walking tracks, some hard some easy, the gardens are well maintained and every time to turn a corner there is something else to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This park is huge, with lots of different walking tracks, some hard some easy, the gardens are well maintained and every time to turn a corner there is something else to photograph. Such a lovely oasis.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have traveled all over New Zealand- both North Island and South Island - this is the our top spot. The trees, native birds, flowers are amazingly impressive. The views were gorgeous from this park. I most definitely recommend the place.

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Thank Hae B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easily one of my favourite places in New Plymouth. Such a well maintained and beautiful looking park, with a large range of plants. The fernery has an amazing range of ferns and flowers and is a great place to sit and relax. There is a nice cafe here, and a kiosk for ice creams and drinks. In summer they have... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your Traveling to New Plymouth or just passsing thru, take the time to vist this beautiful park.walk ways, a lake you can row around ,cafe,zoo,and on a clear day a view of mt Taranaki. Come summer the council put on the Festival of lights.the whole park is lite up,and to Top it off the Bowl of Brooklands is in... More 

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Thank nowekow
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this amazing park/gardens last week. Had morning tea at the kiosk,very homely. Gardens and walkways were great.

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Thank Jan M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This park is a must over the summer holidays. There are a million and one things to do for all ages day and night. The illuminated park is free to attend in the evening and is just breath taking with live bands movies and boat rides for all the family to enjoy! During the day they have loads of activities... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What ever you want from a park,it is here. Safe kids play park,walks,run tracks and a little cafe,do not miss this when in New Plymouth

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it. Could of spent the whole day here. Lovely bush walks didn't even feel like you were actually in a city

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is really great. Calm environment and awesome views. I thing every one should visit this place one in there life time.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an nice spot! Very well maintained. New Plymouth is lucky to have such a neat park. Will be back to visit the zoo! Very enjoyable.

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