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Pukekura Park

Liardet Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
+64 6-759 6060
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A Wonderful Walk

Very beautiful peaceful park with lovely native bush, lily pond, and a zoo at the far end. Plenty... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Shapeup48
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Invercargill, New Zealand
NICE PARK FOR A STROLL IN NEW PLYMOUTH, NEW ZEALAND

We stopped at the park and watched a cricket game for awhile. Then we walked around the lake filled... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DarylJ552
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Carlsbad, California
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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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Liardet Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very beautiful peaceful park with lovely native bush, lily pond, and a zoo at the far end. Plenty of tracks to take. Tea rooms and toilets.

Thank Shapeup48
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at the park and watched a cricket game for awhile. Then we walked around the lake filled with ducks and a few black swans. There is a tea house in the park but we were there late in the afternoon and it was...More

Thank DarylJ552
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful old park with children's playgrounds, row boats on the lake, cricket ground, fountains and a waterfall and wonderful gardens especially the Fernery. When the Festival of the Lights are on in December the Fernery is lit up and looks awesome. Wonderful...More

Thank Helen S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Started at the raceway entrance, and walked down through the fernery etc. then to the lake. Had 'Humungus' ice creams..lovely..continued walking around the lake over the bridge and up to the zoo. something everybody can enjoy and all free (except the ice creams)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful park with a great variety of plants. The cafe was good. Lots of walks. Very serene and pretty.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful park to explore. The Fernery is absolutely gorgeous and covered so fine on a rainy day. Kids playground is super different and almost looks like a work of art that blends into the landscape. So cool!! Ducks, waterfalls & Water features, colourful flowers and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re looking for a relaxing walk on a Sunday autumn morning, this is the place for you. Very well laid out, plenty to see and an easily accessible stroll for all - definitely not to be missed. Look out for events taking place at...More

Thank Jessisaw
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful formal gardens and also a large bush walking area. We just loved it. There is also a dome there for watching concerts. So peaceful even though near the city centre.

Thank Sarah H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You must make time to visit this amazing park with gorgeous walks, waterfalls and a lake where you can grab a boat and paddle down! Lovely cafe in the middle of it all to enjoy coffee n cake! There is a free zoo as Well...More

Thank Thewillys10
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A huge range of activities and events are held at the park but it is well worth going just to walk around and enjoy. There is a lake, a tea room, and plenty of play areas for children. The planting has been visionary and the...More

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Bev C
15 May 2018|
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Response from Alicat44 | Reviewed this property |
I am not aware of wheelchairs obtainable at the park, but if you contact N/P information centre they will advise you. Enjoy the park.
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ShellyStod31
12 February 2016|
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Response from Kristina B |
It finishes on the 5th of February.
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