Taranaki Regional Council
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.