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Pukeiti Gardens


Rhododendron nivera, a place of pilgrimage for lovers of rhododendrons, azalea bushes and camellias. The extensive park is home to rare botanical species and is thronged with visitors during the spring flowering season. Yet the crowds are readily absorbed in the avenues of mature plantings.

Uncover this garden of international significance. Pukeiti is a must-go destination for lovers of the outdoors as, in no way is the park a cultivated manicured space. It is a loose maze of carefully nurtured plants set in bush like settings. The gardens are complemented by the nearby Egmont National Park. The predator-free rainforest and exotic garden, provides an excellent food source for the thriving birdlife. Kids will enjoy the waterwheel, sculptures, swing bridge, treehouses and snippets of interesting facts displayed on information panels throughout the garden. There is a kids treehouse trail, activity bags available for families with kids aged 4 – 12. The Rainforest Centre and the Lodge are available to book for functions and the Studio and Pīwakawaka Family Hut are available for those looking for accommodation

Admission: Free

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