Pukeiti

Gardens in New Plymouth

This sprawling garden, 23km south of New Plymouth, is home to thriving masses of rhododendrons and azaleas. The blooms are at their bloomin' best between September and November, but it's worth a visit any time. Take a garden walk (45 minutes to two hours), or propel the kids along the self-guided Treehouse Trail adventure. There's a cafe here, too.