Often described as the jewel in New Plymouth's crown, Pukekura Park covers 52ha (128 acres) right in the heart of the city and is one of New Zealand's premier botanical gardens. The park has an international Green Flag award and is a Garden of National Significance.With a diverse range of landscapes, the park features bush walks, formal gardens, lakes, children’s play areas, a sports area and a Tea House.
The park includes the Fernery and Display Houses as well as the adjacent garden estate area of Brooklands, home to the acclaimed TSB Bowl of Brooklands and Brooklands Zoo.
As a popular destination for locals and visitors alike, Pukekura Park lights up over the summer as the backdrop for the annual TSB Bank Festival of Lights.Watch a short video showcasing the new Pukekura Park playground.Visit My Parx or app stores for parks apps.
Plan your visit to Pukekura Park - what to see and do when you get here!
Learn about the different landscapes, plant collections, exotic specimen trees, formal gardens, lakes, wildlife and walking trails at Pukekura Park.
Established in 1876, Pukekura Park has a rich and interesting history.
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Free, family-focused zoo with a wide range of exotic and farmyard animals on display. more about BROOKLANDS ZOO>