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Pukeiti Forest & Rhododendron Gardens

Pukeiti is one of several highly-regarded Taranaki gardens. Explore a wonderland of over 10 000 rhododendrons and azaleas planted within 360 hectares of rainforest, located between Mount Taranaki and the coast, just south of New Plymouth.

Established in 1951, Pukeiti is an internationally recognised garden with one of the most diverse collections of rhododendrons on display anywhere in the world.

Take a short 40 minute garden walk or a more challenging 2 hour adventure and sense another world and time. There's a fun treehouse trail for kids.

Feel the spiritual significance of Pukeiti to local tangata whenua and learn some of the language, knowledge and stories which are part of the land. Find out about pioneering Europeans, passionate plant-collectors and garden-makers.

Close to the car park, the Pukeiti Visitor Centre includes a popular café overlooking the gardens.

Pukeiti is owned and managed by the Taranaki Regional Council on behalf of the people of the region. Share Pukeiti – a truly unique part of Taranaki’s heritage.

For more information visit the Taranaki Regional Council website or contact our friendly Distinction New Plymouth Hotel team who can provide assistance with information.
One of several highly-regarded Taranaki gardens. Explore a wonderland of over 10 000 rhododendrons and azaleas planted within 360 hectares of rainforest, located between Mount Taranaki and the coast, just south of New Plymouth.
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