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What travellers are saying

  • GillJezz
    Aberystwyth, UK558 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a great place to walk around for a couple of hours. Theres some beautiful planting, lovely lakes and a nice coffee shop to round it all off. Its quite peaceful too.
    Written 19 March 2024
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  • Simon D
    Auckland, New Zealand720 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A special place whenever we visit New Plymouth. Easily accessed from the city where we were staying, a nice wide flat path and easy walking. Very nice views up and down the coast and out to sea.
    It's great to see it being so well used and I think a real asset to the community.
    Written 3 March 2024
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  • wundabar
    Auckland113 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magnificently maintained grounds and gardens, so many options and tracks to follow; quite a lot of info available, including historical info and relevant from around the world, though a few more individual tree/plant IDs would be good
    Written 22 February 2024
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  • ppppaulau
    Auckland Central, New Zealand79 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a great museum. We ran out of time so really only spent time in the Te Takapou Wharikiamd Taranaki Life exhibits. Both were thoughtfully curated and had excellent information accompanying each display. Highly recommend
    Written 20 April 2024
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  • Sonamora
    Paraparaumu, New Zealand30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Captivating walk thru of an exceptionally preserved Arts and Crafts home and garden. It’s Beatrix Potter-ville and utterly adorable. The tour by Cliff the guide was informational and clearly he is fond of the Russells and what they achieved. Not just with Tūpare, but also Pukeiti gardens at the foot of Taranaki Maunga. Perfect to-do on a rainy day, even better in the sun.
    Written 28 January 2024
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  • Foxy
    Dunedin, New Zealand4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    For the price (FREE!) you really can't beat it. Fun playground and some cute animals. Only one Capybara was there, but there were a couple of tortoises, monkeys and otters. The bird cage where you can walk through had some very colourful birds. Recommend if you're in town with kids.
    Written 4 April 2024
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  • Bret
    Wellington, New Zealand2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Totally recommend running down the sand dune to the beach. It is quite steep and the sand was hot so don't stop.
    Written 14 January 2024
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  • Pammie
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing work by volunteers has created a beautiful garden with an array of flowering shrubs, established trees annuals and wildflowers.
    The cemetery is more like a botanical garden and would rival any that the regions have on offer.
    Written 17 March 2024
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  • Sarah C
    Ashtead, UK1,290 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We cycled over this on the coastal walkway. It's quite something, views through it to the snow capped mountains and the sea on the other side. It feels / looks like you're passing through a whale skeleton. Most impressive
    Written 27 February 2024
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  • Mr Brown
    Bingley, UK84 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We came across the rock on our first visit to New Plymouth. Now this is simply brilliant and a great challenge. However I would be wary about taking any youngsters under 4.
    Written 18 April 2024
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  • littlebigbear
    Tauranga, New Zealand89 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting and unusual place. The mind of an artist is interesting. My teen son reckoned he hated it because I was “mucking around too much” but he seemed to pay alot of attention to the exhibits that moved.
    Written 27 January 2024
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  • PeterN1999
    Tauranga, New Zealand89 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning wildlife reserve with fabulous lake views. We'll worth the trip out of town. Unfortunately a cloudy day so we didn't see the mountain but still worth it.
    Written 10 November 2023
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  • Compass515864
    Hamilton, New Zealand9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a shared cycle/walkway. We have both walked and cycled it many times from Bell Block to the Ports.
    It's just fantastic the changing views of the sea and farmland, bridges, swimming pool etc.
    When cycling you have to be really careful as people walking with headphones on don't hear you ringing your bike bell and others just seem to be watching cloud formations and just seem to wander in front of you.
    Would be great if everyone could walk/cycle to the left.
    Written 4 March 2023
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  • Vicki K
    Hokitika, New Zealand59 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This trail branches off the coastal trail and follows a creek. You forget that you are in a city. A good place to get some exercise.
    Written 18 July 2022
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  • Sarah C
    Ashtead, UK1,290 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's always interesting to visit local places of worship and this solid central cathedral / church is worth seeing. We spent a time of reflection before continuing our walk up to Marsland Hill
    Written 27 February 2024
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