Discover Pukekura Park in the Heart of New Plymouth

Are you looking for an outdoor area full of beautiful scenery and surrounded by plenty of fun activities? Look no further, as Pukekura Park in New Plymouth is the place for you! Unwind in the tranquil setting and have a great day out with family or friends!

Why should I visit Pukekura Park?

Pukekura Park is the pride and joy of New Plymouth! Packed with a huge area of gardens, water features, display houses and entertainment facilities, there is plenty to do at Pukekura Park!

Located in the centre of New Plymouth is Pukekura Park. The park is a botanical wonder that was first opened up in 1876. Previously being swampland, the 52-hectare park is now both a garden and a public recreation ground! The park includes two lakes where visitors can hire wooden rowboats to take to the water, a children’s playground, cricket ground, fernery and display houses, kiosk, fountain and waterfall, as well as a historic band rotunda and an entertainment venue – the Bowl of Brooklands.

National and international acts perform frequently at the Bowl of Brooklands. The Bowl is a natural amphitheatre that is positioned at the edge of one of the park’s lakes. At night, the audiences are able to witness an amazing light show, as the water of the lake reflects whatever is happening on stage. Found just next to the Bowl are beautiful English-style gardens and also a small children’s zoo!

  • The park is free to enter
  • Tea house and children’s play area can be found in the park
  • Frequent performances are available to watch at the Bowl of Brooklands
  • Plenty of benches and space for the likes of picnics

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