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Pukekura Park, New Plymouth

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.9/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web
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. Take a look at our New Plymouth vacation trip planner to schedule your visit to Pukekura Park and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Do if you come with children, great Park for a cut if stay you a week. Sure the NZ is known for nature, perhaps better in summer late November to February, the climate is favourable, but to recommend.
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  • What a wonderful surprise this park is. It was gifted to the people more than a hundred years ago by a family. It has many hundreds of metres of walking paths, flower gardens, bridges and lakes. You c...  read more »
  • I remember the first time, about 5 years ago, walking through Pukekura Park. I was amazed on how beautiful and tranquil it was especially being in the city. I have seen many changes in the park and pl...  read more »
  • The Festival of Lights held here in the summer evenings is one of my favourite places to be. It is very impressive, isn't too overcrowded and just has a generally awesome atmosphere. The park by itself is also a nice place to be, with numerous places to relax.
  • Nice park to go and see. Around Christmas time they have all the plants and tree light up it looks great.
  • I couchsurfed in New Plymouth and my host showed me around this park. What a gem. There is a lot going on with fountains, Japanese style bridges, cricket ground and even building sets for Womad festival that was soon to happen. On a sunny like we had a really beautiful place to spend a few hours.
  • Much loved and ever changing place of rest and peace a stones throw from New Plymouth CBD
  • Maybe my best running experience thus far In 2016 . Thick forest you think you may be in the Amazon :-) gravel and great place for a walk . Top notch ;-)
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