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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  • We visited the park in the evening for the light festival which was incredible. But what I also noticed was the phenomenal amount and variety of native plants and the great way the park utilises slope...  more »
  • A lovely park to stroll through in the day time and beautifully lit at night. VERY popular. Extremely family friendly.  more »
  • Pukekura park is an amazing place with so many different features, and tracks weaving all through it. It's so beautiful and I would highly recommend visiting.  more »

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New Plymouth's waterfront offers the most pleasant accommodations in the city, with boutique hotels and welcoming bed and breakfasts, along with rental apartments. Also close to the water, RV parks provide an excellent choice for families and campers. Farther out of town, expect to find motels and campsites, conveniently accessed by car or local buses.
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