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Pukeiti Rhododendron Park

Upper Carrington Road, New Plymouth, New Zealand
06 752 4141
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Ranked #4 of 26 Attractions in New Plymouth
Type: Gardens, Parks, Outdoors
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Kawhia, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I have heard a lot about the Pukeiti Rhododendron Park and was looking forward to visiting. While I can see that it has been magnificent in it's day the gardens were looking a little untidy and in need of some TLC. I hope that it can be restored to its former glory.

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Katikati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

An interesting park near Mt Taranaki. Did the free guided walk with our group. Mobility vehicle available.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

It was impressive with some beautiful plants - a bit disappointed that the giant rhodos had finished blooming and the park at the outer edges is a little unkempt but what a major undertaking keeping that massive place under control. All in all a must see

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Unfortunately the weather had beaten a lot of the shrubs and the Rhododendrons were a little worse for it. However apleasant walk around the beautiful gardens

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

magnificent Rhododendrons every where all in there brilliant colours. what a sight they make this is a must visit for garden & flowers lovers of all ages. fantastic place to visit

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

So good to have this restaurant here. So far away for the city crowds, good food, amazing views over the park, makes this place a must see in all weathers. Well worth the drive - which is glorious in its own right.

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auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We visited the park last week and had a very enjoyable couple of hours. The park is very spread out, but a wonderful staff member took us for a great tour of the gardens in a mini van. I didn't get the drivers name, but he is a credit to the gardens. He provided information that was perfect for our... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Although we visited before the prime flowering time, the largest rhodo's were in spectacular flower in this well established well trailed garden.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Been to this garden at different seasons & it's always spectacular. Starts with the quaint gatehouse & lodge garden. Wonderful shots of the giant Rata tree, collections of giant rhododendrons and the rainforest. All trails were exciting but the best will be the Pukewhiti trail - less than 2 hours walk. Enjoyed the free hot tea & coffee at the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Very disappointed with the cafe and the overall condition of the gardens, seems like a lot of work is needed here!

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