New Plymouth

Taranaki Regional Council

29th Oct - 7th Nov
Open all day, every day

The Rainforest Eatery is open 8.30am – 4pm during the festival.

Over seven decades Pukeiti has built up one of the world’s biggest and most distinct collections of rhododendrons and other exotics, their rich colours bursting into life against a backdrop of lush native rainforest. The 360 ha property also boasts an absorbing range of free family-orientated activities, walking tracks for all fitness levels, a modern visitor centre, and various accommodation options including the Lodge Studio and Piwakawaka Family Hut which can be booked on the website.

Pukeiti has free guided walking tours during the festival at 2pm daily as well as mobility vehicle rides for less-able visitors on the hour from 10am – 1pm. Please let us know beforehand if you are bringing large groups during this busy time.

What’s happening:
Fri 29 Oct – Sun 31 Oct, 10am – 4pm.
An open-air bird-life exhibition by Anna Scott and Shining Peak Brewery tasting in The Keiller Garden.
Fri 5 Nov, 6pm – 9pm.
Dinner in the Pukeiti Lodge, Celebrate spring in an iconic and historic location with delicious Italian inspired dishes served by head chef Graeme from the Rainforest Eatery. Bookings are limited and are booked directly at rainforest.eatery@trc.govt.nz
Fri 5 Nov – Sun 7 Nov, 10am – 4pm.
A photographic exhibition ‘Kingdom Plantae’ by Mark Harris Photographer.

Pukeiti is open all day every day. Free admission. It is owned and managed by the Taranaki Regional Council.  Buses by arrangement.

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