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“Picturesque and relaxing”
Review of Pukekura Park

Pukekura Park
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Owner description: 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.
Taranaki Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Picturesque and relaxing”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

This is a must-visit if you are in New Plymouth, particularly around Christmas time when there is an amazing free lights festival on. It's a magical collection of plants and water features, and a lovely walk.

Visited September 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Views and walks”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Easy to get to in the heart of the city the park offers pleasant walks through native and exotic trees/plants, around the lake and stream, and if the weather is good, views of Mt Taranaki. It is also conventient to walk up through the park to Brooklands Zoo, another great place for children.

Visited August 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very nice place”
Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

I like the ambiance of this place. Clean and spacious and there is a lot to see.. The playground is also good for adults :-D we played there.. Lol .. Good for kids teens and in all ages.. Will come back again..

Visited December 2013
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“paradise”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Beautiful manicured park. Love the Lions run train. Good cause and good fun for the kids and only $1 a ride.

Visited February 2014
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Waitara, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Nothin like this park”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

This is perhaps the jewel in the crown of New Plymouth.
It is well kept and gives great pleasure to walk through and have a stress free environment. Keep it up.

Visited July 2014
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