Puke Ariki

Puke Ariki, New Plymouth Museum

Puke Ariki Native New Zealand Birds

New Zealand Great White Shark at Puke Ariki Museum

Puke Ariki, New Plymouth is New Zealand’s first ‘knowledge centre’. This architectural beauty houses New Plymouth’s city library, museum and exhibitions space and information centre. Well worth a visit and only a short trip from our Holiday Park.


Get all your information here. Find out what’s going on in the Taranaki area.


Walk into Puki Ariki & look up to see the Great White, amazing displays, often showing special displays throughout the year.

Watch the DVD on the region, excellent teaching for class groups visiting New Plymouth.
Look out to the Wind Wand.

Wind Wand

The artistic icon of New Plymouth is this Quirky Sculpture that glows at night. A Kinetic Sculpture conceived by Len Lye, and realized by the Len Lye Foundation based on his design. Len Lye is one of New Zealand's most celebrated artists. The wind wand stands on the foreshore of New Plymouth. The 45-meters Red Pole standing tall, it sways mesmerizingly in a gentle breeze & leans over in the strong wind.