About This Project

Taranaki Regional Council

2290 Carrington Rd, New Plymouth
0800 736 222 | www.pukeiti.govt.nz
Pukeiti Gardens @TaranakiRG


Over seven decades, Pukeiti has built up one of the world’s biggest and most diverse collections of rhododendrons and other exotics, their rich colours bursting into life against a backdrop of lush native rainforest.  The 360ha property also boasts an absorbing range of free, family-orientated activity options, walking tracks for all fitness levels, and a state-of-the-art visitor centre and the popular Founders Cafe, open daily from 10am – 4pm throughout the festival.


In the Lodge there is an art exhibition and a rhododendron flower display.  There are free guided walking tours of the garden every day at 2pm during the festival, as well as mobility-vehicle rides for less-able visitors on the hour from 9am – 1pm.  Garden tours at other times can be booked for a fee on the website.  Please let us know if you are bringing a large group during this busy time.


Pukeiti is open all day, every day and entry is free.  It is owned and managed by the Taranaki Regional Council.






1st - 10th Nov


Open all day, every day