Pukekura Park, New Plymouth

Unwind and soak in the tranquil atmosphere at Pukekura Park, widely regarded as one of New Zealand's most beautiful botanical gardens. This oasis of nature covers an area of 52 hectares (128 acres) dotted with lakes, walking trails, waterfalls, and fountains. Lush greenery, playing areas for kids, and sports facilities make the park a popular outdoor destination for locals and tourists of all ages. Look for the most famous landmarks here, the 19th-century poet's bridge and the tea house on the lake, dating back to the 1930s. Admission to the park is free. Put Pukekura Park into our New Plymouth journey planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • this is a lovely Park. The grounds are well maintained . Huge area to walk . very peaceful place. many events happen here and each time we have visited the weather has been fabulous  more »
  • This park is gorgeous. Plenty of playgrounds for children. I would recommend walking along the lake towards brooklands zoo and the bowl of brooklands as that is a beautiful area as well.  more »
  • We were staying in New Plymouth, not knowing it was WOMAD weekend, so part of the park was closed. However we were still able to walk around quite a lot of it, and it was lovely. A very unspoilt park ...  more »

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