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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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New Years Eve 2016

Spent a wonderful New Years Eve seeing lights being switched on, great family atmosphere, very safe. Listened to live music for a while as well

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Albany, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent a wonderful New Years Eve seeing lights being switched on, great family atmosphere, very safe. Listened to live music for a while as well

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A pleasant park with many surprises within, can't give too much away as you must go and see. The best part is it is free!!!! Gorgeous Tearooms for some lovely respite too. Don't miss this beautiful garden park.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful place for a run on a sunny day or stop for a break at the café by the lake. Every turn has a different aspect to take in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing public garden. Fern house superb. Cafe terrific. Terraced cricket ground, would love to see a match there. Amazing trees.

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our Probus group of 40 visited Pukekura Park and booked a guided walk. Our chief guide, Lin was very knowledgable and carried an excellent portable speaker so all could hear. We were also accompanied by several other guides. We saw lots of points of interest and learned about the history and development as well as botanical information. Well worth the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited this park as part of our trip to WOMAD 2017 but kept getting distracted from the music by the beauty of the parkland and its tracks, waterfalls, fountains and mixture of wilderness and created parkland.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a lovely hidden gem in the heart of the city. It has easy pathways and a lovely waterfall, with a lake in the middle filled with ducks and swans, with a couple of interesting bridges to cross over on.

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

This is a large nature area in the middle of town. Well laid-out paths, lots of old trees, many labelled, lovely and very well-kept glasshouses/winter gardens. The children's playground was clearly popular and a lot of work must have gone in to designing and maintaining it. The tea house was pretty good and a great place to sit and look... More 

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

Lots to see. Go exploring off the main tracks, or simply walk from your car to one of the lakes and back. You can walk 3km or just 100m, there is something for everyone of all ages. Plant interests, fitness, family time, photography, sketching, wildlife, kids playground, cricket arena, dog walking, etc etc .....

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Southport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an extensive park with many entrances and lots of different features. Lovely cafe with views across the lake to poets Bridge.

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