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. PutPukekura Park into our New Plymouth journey planner and find out whats close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Went to Festival of Lights and it was awesome. Beautiful setting amongst the park. Didn’t get round during the day however it would have been picturesque. Highly recommend  more »
  • A lovely park for family with kids, couples and friends! A very relaxing park - suitable for picnics and get-togethers. We were there and watch the festival of the lights and was amused pleasantly.....  more »
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  • 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.
  • Thanks so much Ange and crew at the Kiosk in the Park for making our special day even more special- food and service were excellent- as I knew it would be. Our “out of town” guests were super impressed.. Even the weather was kind to us with Mount Taranaki showing off - great food great views doesn’t get better than that
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