New Plymouth Guided Historic Walk
Puke Ariki Temporary Closure
Friday 20 March 1pm
Following the Government’s announcements on public gatherings, we have decided to temporarily close Puke Ariki.
This includes the Museum, Library, Taranaki Research Centre, Puke Ariki Store and New Plymouth i-SITE. Guided Historic Walks will not be operating until we reopen.
We’re sorry for the inconvenience but we know our visitors will understand this is an unprecedented situation and safety comes first.
The stories of our city are all around us - you just have to know where to look!
Puke Ariki’s experienced guides will bring the history of our town to life as you enjoy an easy stroll around the CBD, taking in key landmarks, places and moments from the past.
Hear the stories of hope and anguish, struggle and triumph of the early European settlers, stepping off the boat with just the bare essentials and dreams of a new life.
Discover how a bush-clad shoreline was transformed into a bustling community and meet the enterprising characters who faced down every challenge to achieve success.
There are two walk routes to choose from – the Taranaki Cathedral/Marsland Hill walk and the Devonport/Central City walk.
About the walk
Each walk is around 2 km long and takes about 2 hours at a gentle strolling pace. It includes a small hill climb of a moderate incline.
Suitable for children aged over 10 years to senior citizens. Children under the age of 10 years are the responsibility of attending adults.
A guide can be made available with 24 hours notice. Bookings essential. Please contact the i-SITE visitor centre on (06) 759 6060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet your Guide in the Museum Foyer.
$15 per person (excluding the Historic Walk Booklet)
Under 16s are free.
The Historic Walk Booklet can be purchased separately for $10.