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Kids outing on a winter day

Not a great day but thought we would go for a walk through Pukekura Park. What an absolutely... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
robyn h
Nature’s Theme Park

The park is iconic to Taranaki, a wonderland which also was used in parts of the Tom Cruise movie... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jeffery M
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...more
Liardet Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
+64 6-759 6060
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not a great day but thought we would go for a walk through Pukekura Park. What an absolutely beautiful place. We found the Fernery on this visit and how fantastic - we had a ball in there. We wandered on and ended up at the...More

Thank robyn h
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The park is iconic to Taranaki, a wonderland which also was used in parts of the Tom Cruise movie Samarai . Took our 16 month old baby boy, loved feeding the ducks in the pond. Played in the adventure park, play ground. One word, Awesome.

Thank Jeffery M
Reviewed 3 days ago

There's something for everyone in the gorgeous park. A decent children playground, a nice little cafe, easy walks and wonderful fernery. Well worth a visit.

Thank EpicUsername
Reviewed 2 weeks 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank kiwichick62
Reviewed 4 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
Reviewed 4 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

Thank Markyparknz
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
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
Reviewed 15 July 2018 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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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.
12 February 2016|
Response from Kristina B |
It finishes on the 5th of February.