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.


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

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

2290 Carrington Road, New Plymouth, New Zealand.

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
33 km
Proximity to coach terminal:
23 km
Proximity to town:
23 km

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Opening times

Business hours:
Garden open 24 hours a day
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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