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Pukekura Park

Liardet Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
+64 6-759 6060
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The lights are on.

Got a preview of the Christmas lights tonight. Fantastic - especially the bridge display which... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Auckland, New Zealand
Stunning park

Se beautiful wandering through the grounds. Definitely want to come back to watch a cricket game... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brigit B
Hamilton, Waikato, 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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“cricket ground” (29 reviews)
Liardet Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
+64 6-759 6060
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Got a preview of the Christmas lights tonight. Fantastic - especially the bridge display which changes with the music. This is only the second time I've seen these lights but they are very impressive and well worth the walk. Go after 9 to get the...More

Thank KatePnz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Se beautiful wandering through the grounds. Definitely want to come back to watch a cricket game and go to a concert at the Brooklands bowl

Thank Brigit B
Reviewed 1 week ago

LIsten out for Bellbirds around the rhododendron dell area, they are in the trees overhead. Just sublime.

Thank Isolde E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Better than expected, a tranquil stroll through bush, around a lake and beside a river. Don't miss this if you are in New Plymouth

Thank Barbiarbi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If I lived in NP, I would probably come here regularly: Beautiful trees, bushes, flowers and lakes. Wildlife in the middle of a city. Splendid NZ.

Thank jobst56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, great walks, fantastic playground, stunning views of Mt Taranaki and a very yummy cafe. There is plenty here for people of all ages. We began at the zoo, walked through the park before having a snack in the cafe. I have visited before to...More

Thank jahill128
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful big park, both the adults and children think its fantastic. If you are able to I highly recommend coming along to see the festival of lights.

Thank TSmith440
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots to explore Lots to see Great morning out Would bring family and a picnic next time and spend day here!

Thank CuddlyMom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The park is a Great place to spend and relax. It's very peaceful and well maintained. Plus the zoo is also great with different animals. The best is the bird cage where you can encounter the different types of birds at a close range.

Thank Oliver D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pukekura Park is a beautiful park to wander through at any time, but especially when the Rhododendrons are in flower or when the light show is on, December to late January a night visit is just magical. Well worth the wander.

Thank MaureenF760
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12 February 2016|
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