Holidays in Pukekura Park

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Pukekura Park which includes a cascade and forests

Relax in the sun and see a diverse range of native and exotic plant life at one of the country’s premier botanical gardens.

Discover a peaceful and idyllic environment at Pukekura Park, the pride and joy of New Plymouth. Covering an expanse of 128 acres (52 hectares) in the heart of the city, it is regarded as a garden of national significance. The park contains formal gardens, sports areas and a diverse range of landscapes. Spend a day soaking up the sunshine and find plenty of things to see and do here. In summer every year, the park hosts the Festival of Lights, when hundreds of lighting displays turn the park into an enormous, illuminated dreamland.

Rent a wooden rowboat to take out on the park’s main lake. Discover beautiful English-style gardens and a renowned cricket ground. Take great photos at the picturesque Poet’s Bridge and the man-made cascading waterfall. The large playground at the center of the park might appeal to any children in your group.

Walk through the atmospheric fernery, which contains three glass-topped grottos excavated into the hillside. Located below normal ground level, the fernery creates a temperate environment that is well suited to indoor and outdoor plants from around the world.

Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the park. Alternatively, get food at one of the kiosks or take a break from the hubbub outside and relax in the teahouse. The Tea House on the Lake is a popular dining spot that has resided next to the main lake since the 1930s.

Get close to the animals of Brooklands Zoo, which is located in the middle of the park. Discover a quaint, family-focused zoo with hours of fun for the whole family and no admission fee. Be sure to check out the Bowl of Brooklands, which is just a short walk from the zoo. This outdoor venue housed in a natural amphitheater regularly attracts national and international acts.

Walk to Pukekura Park from the city center of New Plymouth. It is close to most accommodations and eating options.

256 Cheap Hotels Near Pukekura Park

The Devon Hotel A Heritage Hotel
The Devon Hotel A Heritage Hotel
4 out of 5
390 Devon Street East, New Plymouth
The price is AU$101 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
Located in Strandon, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of East End Reserve and Fitzroy Beach. Centre City Shopping Centre and Wind Wand are ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (995 reviews)
"Nice place to stay"

Reviewed on 24 Oct. 2021

The Devon Hotel A Heritage Hotel
Plymouth International
Plymouth International
4 out of 5
220 Courtenay Street, New Plymouth, Taranaki
The price is AU$108 per night from 21 Nov. to 21 Nov.
Located in New Plymouth CBD, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of East End Reserve and Fitzroy Beach. Saint Mary's Church and Centre City Shopping ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (637 reviews)
"All good"

Reviewed on 1 Oct. 2021

Plymouth International
Millennium Hotel New Plymouth, Waterfront
Millennium Hotel New Plymouth, Waterfront
4 out of 5
1 Egmont Street, New Plymouth, Taranaki
The price is AU$181 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
Offering direct access to the beach, this New Plymouth CBD hotel is in the city centre, steps away from Puke Ariki and Wind Wand. Observatory and Pukekura Park ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (650 reviews)
"Great location on the waterfront. Fantastic restaurant service and staff were good."

Reviewed on 22 Sep. 2021

Millennium Hotel New Plymouth, Waterfront
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Pukekura Park Hotel & Accommodation Deals

The Devon Hotel A Heritage Hotel
The Devon Hotel A Heritage Hotel
4 out of 5
390 Devon Street East, New Plymouth
The price is AU$101 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
The Devon Hotel A Heritage Hotel
Plymouth International
Plymouth International
4 out of 5
220 Courtenay Street, New Plymouth, Taranaki
The price is AU$108 per night from 21 Nov. to 21 Nov.
Plymouth International
Millennium Hotel New Plymouth, Waterfront
Millennium Hotel New Plymouth, Waterfront
4 out of 5
1 Egmont Street, New Plymouth, Taranaki
The price is AU$181 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
Millennium Hotel New Plymouth, Waterfront
Quest New Plymouth
Quest New Plymouth
4.5 out of 5
21 Currie Street, New Plymouth
The price is AU$130 per night from 21 Nov. to 21 Nov.
Quest New Plymouth
Pukekura Motor Lodge
Pukekura Motor Lodge
3.5 out of 5
141 Coronation Avenue, Welbourn, New Plymouth
The price is AU$145 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
Pukekura Motor Lodge
Carrington Motel
Carrington Motel
3 out of 5
61 Carrington Street, New Plymouth
The price is AU$110 per night from 30 Oct. to 30 Oct.
Carrington Motel
Distinction New Plymouth Hotel & Conference Centre
Distinction New Plymouth Hotel & Conference Centre
3.5 out of 5
42 Powderham Street, New Plymouth
The price is AU$127 per night from 9 Nov. to 9 Nov.
Distinction New Plymouth Hotel & Conference Centre
Landmark Manor Motel
Landmark Manor Motel
4 out of 5
72 Leach Street, New Plymouth
The price is AU$123 per night from 29 Oct. to 29 Oct.
Landmark Manor Motel
King and Queen Hotel Suites
King and Queen Hotel Suites
4 out of 5
Corner of King and Queen Street, New Plymouth, Taranaki
The price is AU$223 per night from 12 Nov. to 12 Nov.
King and Queen Hotel Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.