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Pukekura Park

Liardet Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
+64 6-759 6060
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Great walk

Lots to see in this park. Free zoo with monkeys, otters, etc. Interesting Fernery, Nice lake with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tony C
Girls hang out

Beautiful walking in mid morning Its large park for anyone following track Bit disappointing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
kiwichick62
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Auckland, New Zealand
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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 1 week ago

Lots to see in this park. Free zoo with monkeys, otters, etc. Interesting Fernery, Nice lake with waterfall and forest type walks

Thank Tony C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful walking in mid morning Its large park for anyone following track Bit disappointing Japanese garden ( one item)

Thank kiwichick62
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to visit for all ages. Magnificent gardens with waterfall, lakes, playground, kiosk, ducks and even a free zoo. Excellent.

Thank gandjpage
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Headed to the playground but then explored further to the lake and Poets Bridge. A short performance on main stage of the Bowl of Brooklands. The zoo was a hit and in full sun. The a stop at the kiosk for an ice cream. Just...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pukekura Park is a wonderland, I don't want to rave about it too much because I want to keep it for myself and my kids, who basically grew up exploring the many paths and places. A wonderland for young and old.

Thank Reuben U
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfectly presented and maintained Park, the free Brooklyn zoo was fantastic and there was man blowing large bubbles just out the front the kids loved it!

Thank shazza1985
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful park with a number f walks to do. We really enjoyed visiting this park and look forward to coming back and spending more time here. There is also a nice little cafe here.

Thank kiwitraveler92
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Great park in New Zealand really good for relaxation and there is a small zoo near to that really great.

Thank Unni V
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful gardens that offer a great view of the mountain when it isn't hiding. There is often things going on throughout the year so each time you go it will offer something new. I really like the fact you can turn the fountain and waterfall...More

Thank amcs1983
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

This Park has: Great variety of plantings, lots of different special features and many paths to wander along And it's free entry

Thank DIYexpert
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Bev C
15 May 2018|
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Response from Jennie B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I’m not sure. It would be wheelchair friendly though.
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ShellyStod31
12 February 2016|
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It finishes on the 5th of February.
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