Pukeiti Rhododendron Garden, New Plymouth

(4.5/5 based on 140 reviews on the web)
View a world-class rhododendron garden set in a rainforest at Pukeiti Rhododendron Garden. More than 2,000 species of rhododendrons, including wild and hybrids, fill the park. Even if you visit in the winter, you'll be able see the colorful collection of vireyas along the covered exhibition walks. Among the flowers, look for a historical waterwheel, treehouses, and a cafe with panoramic views of the gardens and sea. Check ahead for special events, like the family-oriented Explorer Day held bi-monthly. Use our New Plymouth holiday planner to visit Pukeiti Rhododendron Garden on your trip to New Plymouth, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Loved this place to wonder about and see the wonderful work that has been done to set these gardens up.A great walk to the the summit if time allows. Awesome friendly and helpful staff with a small ca...  more »
  • My wife and I enjoyed our relaxing stroll through the Pukeiti Gardens. At this time of year, the red rhododendrons and the hydrangeas have the brightest colours, along with the hollyhocks. The gardens...  more »
  • This took a short 15-20 min drive to get to, but was definitely worth it. The gardens are stunning. The walls are relaxing and surrounded by beautiful scenery. Would be a great venue for a wedding! Of...  more »