Facelift for famous Taranaki photo spot

29 May 2018

The deck on the Main Lake in NPDC’s Pukekura Park will be extended to enhance the awesome views towards Mount Taranaki.

The work is part of a NPDC project to upgrade the landscaping between the Tea House On The Lake and the lake and will include a gazebo for shaded seating, new planters, the levelling of the tiled area and footpaths that are safer and easier to use.

“This facelift will mean an even better experience for the 470,000 people who flock to NPDC’s free Pukekura Park each year, including the 130,000 who come for the annual TSB Festival of Lights. New Plymouth’s founders had the foresight to create such a fantastic project in 1876 and a great recreational hub for locals and visitors alike,” says Jacqueline Baker, NPDC External Relations Manager. 

The public may notice work in the area and NPDC thanks visitors in advance for their patience. The work programme is expected to be finished by the spring.

Pukekura Park has flown the Green Flag, the international mark of a quality park, for five years running.

Experts assess a park for a Green Flag award using eight criteria, including horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability, community involvement and providing a warm welcome. 

The Tea House On The Lake, which opened in 1931, will remain unchanged.