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Things to do in New Plymouth

Best attractions to visit in New Plymouth

1. Pukekura Park - New Plymouth

Pukekura Park

Pukekura Park is a Garden of National Significance, covering 52ha close to the heart of New Plymouth, Taranaki in New Zealand. The recreation center contains a different scope of local and fascinating plants. Different simple strolling trails cross the recreation center and wind along the lake sides, taking in the components of the recreation center. Among these are the pleasant Poet's Bridge,[2] which was opened on 11 March 1884.[3] There is likewise a man-made falling waterfall and a wellspring in the suitably named Fountain Lake. Rowboats can be enlisted for paddling on the principle lake.

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2. Pukekura Falls - New Plymouth

Pukekura Falls

The road surface is always sealed. There are at least 3 options to park your car at Pukekura Park. Pukekura Falls is the only waterfall within New Plymouth City area, famous because was visited by the Royal Couple - the Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in 1953. We recommend you the closest one to waterfall: from the SH-45 turn left into Liardet St and follow it until you reach the main park entrance. Pukekura Falls is roughly a 5 minutes drive away from New Plymouth City Centre.

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3. Te Rewa Rewa Bridge - New Plymouth

Te Rewa Rewa Bridge

Its spectacular shape and setting make it a popular landmark. A historic pā is located on the north river bank and this was the site of a battle during the Musket Wars; the site is a burial ground (Rewa Rewa). Te Rewa Rewa Bridge is a pedestrian and cycleway bridge across the Waiwhakaiho River at New Plymouth in New Zealand. The bridge is part of the northern extension to the Coastal Walkway, connecting New Plymouth with Bell Block.

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4. Coastal Walkway - New Plymouth

Coastal Walkway

The Coastal Walkway is an award-winning, 12.7-kilometre long walkway located along the coast of New Plymouth, New Zealand. The Coastal Walkway is a foreshoreway constructed in 1999, along with the Wind Wand, originally as a 7-kilometre (4.3 mi) long walkway. The walkway stretches from near Port Taranaki, past the central city, through Hickford Park, past Bell Block Beach and to Tiromoana Crescent in Bell Block, north-east of New Plymouth.

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5. Mount Taranaki - New Plymouth

Mount Taranaki

Mount Taranaki, or Mount Egmont, is an active yet quiet stratovolcano in the Taranaki area on the west shore of New Zealand's North Island. Despite the fact that the mountain is all the more generally alluded to as Taranaki, it has two authority names under the option names approach of the New Zealand Geographic Board. The 2,518 meters (8,261 ft) mountain is a standout amongst the most symmetrical volcanic cones on the planet. There is an auxiliary cone, Fanthams Peak (Māori: Panitahi), 1,966 meters (6,450 ft), on the south side. Because of its likeness to Mount Fuji, Taranaki gave the setting to the motion picture The Last Samurai.

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6. Lake Mangamahoe - New Plymouth

Lake Mangamahoe

In the early 1920s New Plymouth City Council purchased land for the construction of a dam and a lake to act as a water catchment area for the expanding city of New Plymouth. It also has spectacular views of Mt Taranaki. In 1932 the lake was created by forming a dam across the valley and submerging 79 acres. Lake Mangamahoe is a 262ha production forest, a popular place for mountain biking, walking, and running, and has a bridle path for horses, a scenic lake and park.

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