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.    

Pukeiti Rhododendron Trust               Private events (incl weddings)

Pukeiti Explorer Days for kids            The Rainforest School

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Coming events

Sunday 1 February, 10.30am-2pm: Explorer Day - guided walks with NPDC: Enjoy a guided walk through the rainforest to the Puketewhiti summit. Take in the exotic rhododendron garden. Bring walking shoes, water and lunch. Allow three hours.

Check out Founders Cafe

Light meals and great coffee available over the spring-summer season — open 10am-4pm Wednesdays to Sundays plus public holidays 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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