Pukekura Park

Pukekura Park

New Plymouth



8 Rankers Reviews

8 Face-to-Face

38 Scenic Attractions

408 Walking

8 New Plymouth



Festival of Lights - Pukekura Park
The fernery is cool


The park covers about 52ha (128 acres) and contains a diverse range of landscapes, including many plant collections, exotic specimen trees, formal gardens, lakes and walking trails through native bush.

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.

Pukekura Park is also the backdrop for the annual TSB Bank Festival of Lights - a spectacular event held from mid-December to early February.


Feature Value Info


North IslandTaranakiNew Plymouth


  • Scenic Attractions
  • Walking
  • Free



Larissa's avatar



Ranking: 9/10

Big park with lakes, waterfall, playground. Many paths.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Niels Wezenberg


Ranking: 7/10

We were there with the light festival and had a beautifully lit walk through the park.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Alessa Ndra


Ranking: 10/10

Very nice Fesitval of Lights set in the main park of the town.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Rachel Gerrand


Ranking: 10/10

The festival of lights, Don't miss watching a band here at night when the park is lit up by coloured lights. Repeat - Do not miss if youre here at the right time of year!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Jakob Pedersen


Ranking: 9/10

Stunning park, just plain beautiful.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Len Daniell

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Festival of lights. magical experience walking through the park transformed into a fairyland of lights at night.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Shane and Kate Wilkinson

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic park which throught the peak summer it has the Festival of Lights, so you have free bands most nights and entertainment for kids and a spectaular walk througha bushy park.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009