Short stroll to restaurants, cafes, shops, supermarkets and central CBD. Walking distance to major attractions: Pukekura Park, Bowl of Brooklands, Race course, TSB Stadium, Puke Ariki Museum, TSB Showplace, Event Cinema, Govett Brewster Art Gallery, coastal walkway and beaches.
Often described as the jewel in New Plymouth's crown, Pukekura Park covers 52ha (128 acres) right in the heart of the city and is one of New Zealand's premier botanical gardens. The park has an international Green Flag award and is a Garden of National Significance. As a popular destination for locals and visitors alike, Pukekura Park lights up over the summer as the backdrop for the annual TSB Bank Festival of Lights.
TSB Bowl of Brooklands
The iconic TSB Bowl of Brooklands is surrounded by a picturesque lake and the stunning backdrop of New Plymouth's Pukekura Park. The venue consists of an outdoor sound stage and a grass amphitheatre suitable for a variety of entertainers, as well as functions, concerts, corporate events, weddings and dinners.
Puke Ariki Museum
Translating as ‘Hill of Chiefs’, Puke Ariki is home to the i-SITE, a museum, a library, a cafe and the fabulous Arborio restaurant. The excellent museum has an extensive collection of Māori artefacts, plus colonial, mountain geology and wildlife exhibits.
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre
One of New Zealand’s best contemporary art galleries, the Govett-Brewster is an integral part of New Plymouth’s culture. Home to Len Lye’s film and sculpture collection, the gallery also has a prominent global and pacific focus. That, along with the iconic exterior architecture, make this gallery a New Plymouth attraction for all visitors to experience.
The Wind Wand is located on the scenic Coastal Walkway, an award-winning 11km path between the town centre and the ocean. Te Rewa Rewa Bridge is inspired by a whale skeleton. The “ribs” arch over the bridge from one side to the other. This stretch of path is a must-do walk in the greater Taranaki region.