Pukeiti

Renowned for its rhododendron collection, Pukeiti is a 360ha rainforest property located between Mount Taranaki and the coast, just south of New Plymouth. Established in 1951, Pukeiti is an internationally recognised garden and plant collection.

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Encounter the mystery and wonder at the beauty of a world-class rhododendron collection uniquely set in rainforest.

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Pukeiti displays hundreds of varieties of rhododendrons as well as complementary native and exotic plantings. Rhododendron species and hybrids flaunt themselves during the long flowering season (July – March). To find a rhododendron flower any time of the year, follow the Rhododendron Stroll, starting in the undercover Vireya Walk.

Discover a historic waterwheel and wander the beautifully presented borders surrounding the Main Lawn. This is a place for children – there is intrigue, surprise and adventure. Pick up the Explorer Trail map and follow the secret paths linking the tree houses, completing fun activities as you go.

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Physical address

Pukeiti, 2290 Carrington Road, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand.

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Business hours:
9am to 5pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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Proximity to town:
approximately 20km

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