Trip Planner: South Pacific / New Zealand / North Island / Taranaki Region / New Plymouth / Pukekura Park
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. PutPukekura 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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My wife and I were staying in New Plymouth for a couple of days and heard this park was worth visiting. Its a great setting with a lake, some large trees including a 2000 year old Pururi, Kowhai... more »
My husband and I came here during the Festival of Lights and absolutely loved it. Wish we would have finished dinner sooner as we ended up running out of time and did not get to finish seeing all of.... more »
A beautiful park, with ample footpaths leading to secluded swards of lawn. The Festival of Lights is a delightful display of art and technology, allowing free wandering through the park for people of all ages and accessible to those with disabilities. A delightful tearooms face the lake and offer a wide variety of cabinet food s well as hot and cold beverages.
This is an amazing calm and cool park. I simply love it. I would recommend this place for picnics, events and fun games. The most attractive places in the park are the pond and waterfall. In summers even you can visit this place till late night. The lighting of this natural and wildlife like place looks great in night time.
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