Pukekura Park

Pukekura Park lake lit up during the Festival of Lights


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 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.

The park has an international Green Flag award and is a Garden of National Significance.

New Zealand Gardens Trust five star logo.

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TSB Festival of Lights

Pukekura Park lights up over the summer as the backdrop for the annual TSB Festival of Lights. Featuring stunning light installations, super sounds and activities for kids the TSB Festival of Lights is a must-do for locals and visitors.

The lights are on from 8.30pm - 11pm every day from 14 December to 1 February.

For more information and to find out what's on see the TSB Festival of Lights website.