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Pukekura Park - photos

Main Lake photo
Tree & Bench photo
Tea House in Pukekura Park photo
Tea House in Pukekura Park photo
New Zealand Native Trees photo
Flowers photo
Flower photo
Flower photo
New Zealand Bush photo
Poet's Bridge photo
Fountain Lake photo
Bush Track photo
Fountain Lake photo
Fountain Lake photo
Waterfall photo
Fountain Lake photo
Main Lake photo
Greenhouse Plants photo
Picnic Area photo
View of Tea House in Pukekura Park photo

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About Pukekura Park

Pukekura Park is an award winning botanic gardens in New Plymouth, Taranaki. Covering around 52ha, the park consists of native trees and ferns as well as exotic trees, plants & flowers. There are also a number of lakes and waterfalls with walking trails throughout the park.

In the heart of the park is 'Tea House On The Lake' where you can order a tea or coffee as well as a meal. The Tea House building itself dates back to the 1930s. The venue even caters for weddings and parties with the park being a popular place to wedding photos. Takeaway icecream is popular on warmer days.

A large indoor fernery has ferns and colourful indoor plants & flowers including: begonias, fuchsias, and orchids. The building has three glass-topped areas embedded into the hillside. This creates the perfect environment for the many temperate indoor and outdoor plants both native and exotic.

Surrounding the park are a number of sporting parks and venues as well as the Brooklands Zoo. The zoo is free and great for families. Housed here are a variety of animals including domestic farmyard animals, reptiles and amphibians, meerkats, monkeys, tamarins, otters, and a host of birds.

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Fountain Lake photo
View of Tea House in Pukekura Park photo


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Author & photographer: David Johnson (Virtual Oceania)

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