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 enjoyed this park very much We went early and found the paths easy to negotiate as my sister is on a walking frame The birdsong and plantings are wonderful This park is a credit to New Plymouth  more »
  • A wonderful place to spend time. Plenty of trails well marked with maps traversing up, down and along slopes. The fernery is a neat greenhouse of several species of flowering plants. Not too many avai...  more »
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  • Very nice large green space at a stone's throw distance from the city. The gardens are very well curated and maintained. The open air theatre is very beautiful and seats a lot of people. The lakes are awesome and well maintained. Walks around the lakes are also amazing. The waterfall in the park is nice. There is a small cafe and ice cream shop to catch a breather on the way. There's something for every age group. Lights festival on the nights was one of best things I experienced. Very highly recommended.
  • Beautiful park with exotic and lush tropical plants and trees. Walk along the trails as you meander around the small lake. Take a lunch!
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