The installation of the new Water Wheel Walkway at Pukeiti is well under way! Watch as Taranaki
Regional Council's Regional Gardens Manager, Greg Rine, talks about the upcoming feature
and some of the developments so far.

Welcome to Pukeiti

Renowned for its rhododendron collection, Pukeiti is a 360 ha 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. 

Owned and managed by the Taranaki Regional Council on behalf of the people of the region. Enjoy it - it's yours.    

Pukeiti Rhododendron Trust             Private events (incl weddings)          Pukeiti Explorer Days for kids          The Rainforest School


Founders Cafe.
Founders Cafe
is now open 10am to 4pm Wednesdays to Sundays. Check out the Founders Cafe menu


Coming events

Sunday 31 January 2016,  10.30am-2pm: Pukeiti rainforest walk. Take a three-hour guided walk and discover the mystery of Pukeiti's enchanting rainforest. Part of the NPDC Summer Guided Walks Programme.

Sunday 7 February 2016,  10.30am-2pm: Explorer Day - Pukeiti rainforest walk. Bring the family for a three-hour guided walk.

Be part of the action this summer

Would you like to perform or display, or sell food, wine, art, garden plants or other products at the Tupare Garden Fair on 6 February and/or the Country Fair at Hollard Gardens, Kaponga (17 April 2016)? Download the registration form for all the details.

 Events and fairs registration form (1 MB)

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