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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  • October 8, 2017
    A fantastic place to visit at any time of the year. The walks and attractions are interesting to all ages.  more »
  • October 6, 2017
    Good greenery kids play area small zoo and lot of walking lot of trees excellent flowering plants. If the park can introduce guided tours by using electric carts then it would have stood out.  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Arriving late afternoon we headed to our favourite place - took an hours walk in the park in the fresh air - enjoying the water wheel and the fountain which someone had activated.  more »

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