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Puke Ariki is sited on the CBD foreshore in New Plymouth next to Puke Ariki Landing. It is two buildings joined by an air bridge that contain Puke Ariki Library and Museum, the Taranaki Research Centre and the New Plymouth visitor i-SITE information centre.


The Library and Taranaki Research Centre can be entered from Brougham Street and via an access ramp from Ariki Street.
The entrance to the Museum and i-Site can be found off St Aubyn Street and Ariki Street.
Internal access to each building is via an air bridge on level 2.

Disabled Access

An access ramp from Ariki Street leads to the Library entrance. The Museum entrance can be found via a lift from street level on St Aubyn St or an access ramp off Ariki Street.

Designated disabled car parking spaces can be found on St Aubyn Street and King Street.

Car parking

Paid car parking is available underneath Puke Ariki - the entrance is off St Aubyn Street. The lift up to the Museum entrance can be easily accessed from this car park. For visitors to i-SITE there is free time-limited parking on St Aubyn Street.

Free time-limited and paid spaces can also be found on King Street.

Public Transport

Most buses stop close to Puke Ariki Library on Ariki St. Bus numbers 20 ( Waitara/Bell Block) and 9 (Fitzroy/The Valley/Glen Avon) end near Centre City.

There are taxi drop-off points on both King Street and St Aubyn Street.


Postal Address

Puke Ariki
1 Ariki Street
Private Bag 2025
New Plymouth
New Zealand
Phone: +64 (6) 759 6060
Fax: +64 (6) 759 6072

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