Pukekura Park – New Plymouth NZ

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Credit for photo This is the main lake at Pukekura, with Poet’s Bridge and Mount Taranaki in the background

This beautiful park is situated in the heart of New Plymouth, in Taranaki NZ

A tranquil paradise in an urban city covering 52 hectares (128 acres), lakeside forest and formal gardens.

It is one of the most popular Taranaki recreational venues, established in 1876.

Authentic clinker dories for hire on the boat lake, one as old as eighty years have safely and sedately ferried passengers around Pukekura’s water courses for many decades.

The park  contains stunning fernery and display houses and weekends in the park are traditionally family days, has great walkways, where you can spend many hours walking through the bush on a hot summers day.

Pukekura Park is a park for everyone with wonderful picnic areas, a teahouse on the Lake, which has been situated on the main lake since the 1930s.

Bowl of Brookland and the Brookland Zoo all within walking distance of the park.

Pukekura Sports ground, has for many years and continues to draw crowds to its terraces for competitive one day cricket matches and the regular provincial games.


Photo Credit – Waterfall at the Festival of Lights

Pukekura Park is also home to the nationally famous “Festival of the Lights”.

From mid-December to the beginning of February special lighting erected in a section of Pukekura Park is displayed during the night hours for your entertainment a great family outing.

As a world  renowned gem, Pukekura Park offers in season splashes of Azaleas and Rhododendrons among native flora and waterways.

Open daily, the Pukekura Park teahouse offers relaxed dining for the visitor.

A very popular venue for wedding photographers.

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