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17. Pukekura Park

10 Fillis St (but other entry points too)

Located in the heart of New Plymouth, Pukekura Park is a Garden of National Significance, has a five-star rating from the New Zealand Gardens Trust and has held the international green Flag award for six years running. Created in 1876, the 52ha park has an amazing range of native and exotic plants displayed in a natural setting. The Fernery and Display Houses have been a must-see for almost a century. Linked by tunnels, the three glass-topped caverns dug into a hillside and the tropical house display a wide variety of native and exotic plants. The Fernery and Display Houses are open 8.30am-5pm. Guided walks and tours availalble, 

Guided Walks and Tours

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