Pukekura Park features both native bush, formal gardens and, in the adjacent Brooklands a fine lily lake alongside excellent fernerys and a traditional English-style tea house.
Even for non-garden types such as myself, Pukekura Park is well worth visiting.
New Plymouth - a trip to Puke Ariki - Day trip to Puke Ariki in New Plymouth, New Zealand
New Plymouth - a visit to the Govett Brewster Art Gallery - Day trip to the Govett Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth, New Zealand
Taranaki - drive from Pukeiti Gardens to New Plymouth - Video of the drive from Pukeiti Gardens to New Plymouth
En route to New Plymouth - New Zealand travelogue for November 2007, covering Taranaki on the North Island and a trip around South Island
Lake Mangamahoe and Mt Egmont / Taranaki - Mount Egmont / Taranaki seen from Lake Mangamahoe, just off State Highway 3 in Taranaki
Stratford Saleyard and Lake Managamahoe - New Zealand travelogue for November 2007, covering Taranaki on the North Island and a trip around South Island
Mt Taranaki - walk down to Dawsons Falls - Video of the walk down to Dawson Falls on Mt Taranaki in New Zealand
Mt Taranaki - drive up to Dawsons Falls - Video of the drive to Dawson Falls on Mt Taranaki in New Zealand
Mt Taranaki - Dawson Falls to Stratford - Video of the drive from Dawson Falls in Egmont National Park to Stratford, Taranaki
Mt Egmont and King Edward Park - Mt Egmont seen from the King Edward Park playing fields in Stratford
Mark Sukhija is a travel and wine blogger, photographer, tourism researcher, hat-touting, white-shirt-wearing, New Zealand fantatic and eclipse chaser. Aside from at least annual visits to New Zealand, Mark has seen eclipses in South Australia (2002), Libya (2006), China (2009) and Queensland (2012). After twelve years in Switzerland, Mark moved back to London in 2012. You can follow Mark on Twitter or Facebook