Encounter the mystery as Pukeiti's rhododendrons and other exotics create an explosion of colour amidst lush native rainforest. Open 9am-5pm daily.

Powerco Taranaki Garden Spectacular, 28 October-6 November


DAILY, 11am & 2pm: Pukeiti garden walks. Free.
Founders Kiosk open daily during festival.

Check out the Founders Kiosk

Open 10am-4pm Weds-Sun & public holidays (except Christmas Day).
Open every day during Powerco Taranaki Garden Spectacular.
Daily blackboard menu and a great selection of drinks.

Founders Kiosk.

Pukeiti Garden Explorer

Use the Pukeiti Garden Explorer to find out about the plants at Pukeiti.

Explore Pukeiti

Wonder at the beauty of one of the world's biggest and most diverse rhododendron collections, uniquely nestled in rainforest.

The making of Pukeiti

One man's dream has literally flowered at Pukeiti on the slopes of Mt Taranaki.

Pukeiti Rhododendron Trust

Members of the Pukeiti Rhododendron Trust Inc enjoy a number of benefits, advantages and privileges.

Pukeiti facilities

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Toilets available
  • Picnic area
  • No dogs, please
  • Pop-up cafe, Oct-Jan

The Rainforest School

The Rainforest School is a study unit developed by the Taranaki Regional Council outlining the activities available for teachers and classes visiting Pukeiti. The 15 activity options include walks, studies focusing on plants, birdlife and fish, a practical pot-a-plant session and a stream study.

Pukeiti Rainforest School (single document only)

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