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“Stunning at any time of the year.”
Review of Pukekura Park

Pukekura Park
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Well worth the visit and a must do on any trip to New Plymouth. Especially enjoy the hospitality at the cafe.

Thank TeresaB8
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

just great for familys or a run or a walk , great gardens and hothouse with rare orchids , take a row boat around the lake , enjoy the bowl of brooklands , feed the ducks , at night in summer they have ligts throughout the park stunning

Thank Craig H
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

I haven't been here for many years, but it didn't seem as good as it was in previous years. Yes we did visit in winter, and they are doing renovations/upgrades to lake. But overall disappointing. Especially the Zoo, animals looked very bored. Farm animals especially, not enough grass area for them. Very sad to see animals like this, we have recently been to other Zoos which have been far better. Stage on lake is one area that looks great tho, it would be great to see a show there.

Thank Strickes
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

it was a marvelous park with lots of variation and definitely worthwhile visiting. The zoo was quite interesting and the garden contained many different styles.

Thank Anne16004
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Even though winter it is a lovely place to visit. The glass houses are always great to view and the tropical on a cold day is Devine..the walk up hill to zoo also worth it

Thank Keith F
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