New Plymouth Observatory
Atop Marsland Hill (great views!) is this wee observatory. Also on the hill is the cacophonous 37-bell Kibby Carillon , a huge automated...
The austere Church of St Mary (1846) is NZ's oldest stone church and its newest cathedral! Its graveyard has the headstones of early...
On an unremarkable rise of Liardet St is this new late-night tapas bar, with richly brocaded crimson drapes, straight-backed wooden...
Liardet St · interesting places nearby
Pukekura Park information
The pick of New Plymouth's parks, Pukekura has 49 hectares of gardens, playgrounds, trails, streams, waterfalls, ponds and display houses. Rowboats (per half-hour $10, December and January only) meander across the main lake (full of arm-sized eels), next to which the Tea House serves light meals (and fudge!). The technicoloured Festival of Lights here draws the summer crowds, as does the classically English cricket oval .