Founders Cafe - open 10am-4pm Wednesdays to Sundays. 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.    

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Founders Cafe at Pukeiti
Founders Cafe now open!

Light meals and great coffee available over the spring-summer season — open 10am-4pm Wednesdays to Sundays plus public holidays (except Christmas Day) until 31 January 2015. Take a 20-minute scenic drive from New Plymouth and enjoy our tasty selection in Pukeiti's unique setting, Founders Cafe menu

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