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Pukekura Park

Liardet Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
+64 6-759 6060
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Beautiful park

Beautiful park with a number f walks to do. We really enjoyed visiting this park and look forward... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
kiwitraveler92
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Best Park in New plymouth

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Unni V
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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 3 days 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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A huge native forest in the city center is superb. Great for chilling out and relaxing. Hours of walking tracks thru the bush .👌👌👌

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Half a day to spare was spent wandering this large park with it beautiful gardens and lake. A picturesque view of Mount Egmont across the lake, and a light lunch at the cafe in the park are well worth a visit. a play area for...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing place to hang out with your friends. You can even meditate there as it is very peaceful and quiet( most of the times). Also, quite a good place for exercise or to read a book.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a quick walk around one very cold day. Found warmth in the cafe in front of the fire. Great coffees and lovely friendly staff.

Thank Steven1957
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This a wonderful park with so much to see. Bridges, a waterwheel, fountain and a wonderful fernery all to be found while wandering the gargen. Easy walking right in the middle of town. Well worth a visit even in winter

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has to be my favourite park, I love the different lakes and the little bridges over them. There are so many varied walks around the place that you never seem to do the same one every day.

Thank Shannon L
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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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Response from Kristina B |
It finishes on the 5th of February.
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