Pukekura Park & Brooklands (Public)
Managed by the New Plymouth District Council, Pukekura is a nationally significant park with a large exotic specimen tree collection inter planted within a margin of luxuriant native bush. The park has been continuously developed since its inception in 1876. Its north south linear shape follows a natural stream valley where a series of artificial lakes have been created by damming the flow at various points. Several streams flow through Pukekura originating from a well-defined watershed catchment outside the park boundary.
Geology and climate are important factors contributing to the successful establishment of plants within the park. Deep deposits of volcanic ash combined with even rainfall, mild winters and warm summer temperatures are conducive to plant growth for a range of species from around the world. With this variety of plant types Pukekura is unique in offering a diverse range of landscapes from dense remnant tawa / mahoe / pukatea forest to broad lawns with annual bedding displays and themed garden plantings. A native orchid and fern collection housed in a partially sunken conservatory and display house is of outstanding interest. An impressive outdoor sound stage and grassed amphitheatre provides a venue for summer time concerts.
Above is Brooklands where sweeping lawns, magnificent old trees and flower filled borders delight the visitor. Boating on the fern-fringed lake or quiet walks in the upper bush tracks of the valley system are further attractions.
Spanning 52 hectares right in the heart of the city the Park is home to the Festival of Lights and WOMAD events visited by thousands from around the country. This is a park for all families to enjoy.
Opening Hours and Tariffs
Unrestricted all year
Contact Details and Location
Physical Address: Fillis St, New Plymouth
Phone: 06 759 6060
Facilities and Amenities