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Pukekura Park
#1 of 19 Nature & Parks in New Plymouth
Always a joy to visit, especially around Christmas time with the wonderful lighting display, all the great entertainment and the wonderful park, great to visit with or without the lighting display.
Pukekura Park has it all .... lakes, waterfalls, playgrounds, bridges, shady walks, zoo (free), concert venue, Festival of Lights in Dec - February when a lot of it is lit by amazing arrangements of lights, great...
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Tupare
#2 of 19 Nature & Parks in New Plymouth
Kudos to the Taranaki Regional Council for maintaining this beautiful park consisting of a 1930s Craftsman-style home and gardens, and having it open free to the public.
If you bring something to bbq note that the bbq area is quite a distance from the car park.
Sugar Loaf Islands and Paritutu Rock
#3 of 19 Nature & Parks in New Plymouth
You get a great view from Paritutu Centennial Park.
Great view from the car park
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Pukeiti
#4 of 19 Nature & Parks in New Plymouth
What a fabulous place to visit The variety of trees, shrubs and plants is wonderful and to wander around this massive park on an hot day was great.
We missed the Rhododendron's but the park was a winding entertaining drive off the Surf Highway and the visitors information area is under expansion and renovation.
Brooklands Zoo
#5 of 19 Nature & Parks in New Plymouth
this park has it all 2 lakes waterfall playground cricket field kiosk natural concert venue a zoo something for everyone excellent in summer at nite with the light show an music every nite .
A gorgeous little zoo within Pukekura Park, with walk through avairy, monkeys, farm animals, butterfly garden and playground.
Te Henui Walkway
#6 of 19 Nature & Parks in New Plymouth
grass areas for picnic, Walkway passes: sheep in paddock,cemetery, park area, three bridges, a crochet green and bowling club before coming to the east end beach and playground.
This Magnificently glorious free walk you feel truly at one with nature.
Back Beach
#7 of 19 Nature & Parks in New Plymouth
We entered the beach by running down the massive sand dune from the car park - heaps of fun and wished we'd brought plastic sleds with us! Scenically it's beautiful - Sugarloaf islands just off the coast and the s...
Only a few minutes from the main car park isthe back beach offering a reverse view of The Rock and another fabulous view of Sugarloaf islands.
Lake Mangamahoe
#8 of 19 Nature & Parks in New Plymouth
There are a few walks to choose from and I'm pleased to say this park would suit all levels of fitness.
In the first clearing, you could park your car and walk to the end of the lake and back, that's probably less than an hour.
Huatoki Walkway
#9 of 19 Nature & Parks in New Plymouth
Kawaroa Park
#10 of 19 Nature & Parks in New Plymouth
A park that keeps the kids busy for hours.
Pouakai Zoo
#11 of 19 Nature & Parks in New Plymouth
get very close up with lions and white tigers, also can hand fee other animal in the park. a lot of photos taking options are given, free to see the attractions by yourself.
Whitecliffs Walkway
#12 of 19 Nature & Parks in New Plymouth
Ratapihipihi Scenic Reserve Walk
#13 of 19 Nature & Parks in New Plymouth
A very peaceful and relaxing nature walk through beautiful native bush area.
A special place to visit - beautiful bush walks - a great way to get back to nature here.
Barrett Domain Walkway
#14 of 19 Nature & Parks in New Plymouth
I take my dog down to this park frequently as it is a tranquil environment, the Barrett Domain is perfect for de-stressing after a long day at the office.
If you are the sort of person that loves the sound of birds chirping and rivers flowing than this park is for you.
Burgess Park (Meeting of The Waters)
#15 of 19 Nature & Parks in New Plymouth
Lovely walk in nature, beautifully clear waters
Chipmunks
#16 of 19 Nature & Parks in New Plymouth
Mangorei Track
#17 of 19 Nature & Parks in New Plymouth
The Barn
#18 of 19 Nature & Parks in New Plymouth
Dam Dropping- Taranaki Outdoor Adventures
#19 of 19 Nature & Parks in New Plymouth