& Bowl of Brooklands

 

Peter Quinn
Pukekura Park, home of the TSB festival of lights staged yearly from Mid Dec to early Feb and  permanent venue of WOMAD New Zealand.
A tranquil paradise in an urban noise… Covering 49 hectares, lakeside forest and formal gardens, Pukekura Park makes up one of most popular Taranaki recreational venues. Authentic clinker dories for hire on the boat lake – one as old as eighty years – have safely and sedately ferried passengers around Pukekura’s water courses for many decades.

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Main Lake boats for hire

Lila Smith

Native trees and ferns

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Hatchery Lawn concert

The park contains stunning fernery and display houses and weekends in the park are traditionally family days. Pukekura Park is a park for all people with wonderful picnic areas, a teahouse, Bowl of Brooklands and the Brooklands Zoo all within walking distance of the park.

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Carols at the Park

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Pukekura Sportsground

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Waterfall

Pukekura Sports ground, has for many years and continues to draw crowds to its terraces for competitive one day cricket matches and the regular provincial games. Pukekura Park is also home to the nationally famous "Festival of the Lights". From mid December to the beginning of February special lighting erected in a section of Pukekura Park is displayed during the night hours for your entertainment – a great family outing. Wonderful opportunities are available for the photographer.

Peter Quinn

Pukekura Park by night

                                                       Taranaki Rhododendron and Garden Festival 2005
New Zealand's Premier Garden Festival
Look forward to 200
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Rhododendron Photography by Chris Hill
Stunning rhododendron photographs by Taranaki photographer Chris Hill

 

Peter Quinn

Magnficent Rhododendrons

As a world renowned gem, Pukekura Park offers in season splashes of Azaleas and Rhododendrons among native flora and waterways. Open daily, except Tuesdays, the Pukekura Park teahouse offers relaxed dining for the visitor. Pukekura Park is a popular venue for wedding photographers.

James Heremaia

Native Kea, Brooklands Zoo

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Brooklands Zoo

Lila Smith

The Fernery

Brooklands Park and Zoo is adjacent to Pukekura Park and is one of the finest reserves of its kind in the country. The zoo houses monkey, deer, wallabies, rabbits, otters and a wide variety of birds. These beautiful English style gardens, and the zoo environment, are open daily.

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Amphitheatre, Bowl of Brooklands

Lila Smith

Fountain Lake

Lila Smith

Main Lake and Poet's Bridge

The Bowl of Brooklands is also located adjacent to Pukekura Park and is a part of the Brooklands Park environment. It is one of the country’s foremost open air venues and was created in 1957. This natural amphitheatre has played host to a procession of national and international stars, and provides the perfect venue to a variety of local musical and entertainment functions.

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Bowl of Brooklands

Lila Smith

Pukekura Tea House

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Carols by Candlelight, Bowl of Brooklands

Lila Smith

Waterfall

Lila Smith

Fernery and display house

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