RAPAURA Watergardens

RAPAURA Watergardens, Thames: Address, Phone Number, RAPAURA Watergardens Reviews: 4.5/5

RAPAURA Watergardens
4.5
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A mature property, which has evolved over more than 45 years, Rapaura Watergardens offers something for everyone; native trees, ferns, seasonal flora, lily ponds, meandering walks over lush green lawns, bridges and streams, garden sculptures by an award winning artist and a relaxing bush walk to a cascading waterfall, ‘The Seven Stairs to Heaven’.
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music657
Auckland Central, New Zealand18 contributions
Nature's beauty
Aug 2020
Raupaura Watergardens is a unique place as the walks are tranquil through shady paths past numerous little water works cleverly designed. The walk up to the waterfall is well built. The red Monet bridge is gorgeous and you can sit and contemplate the small lake and see the ducks. The whole area is creative - we've been here 3 times over many years and we've stayed in the accommodation twice as it is such a special place. Great cafe too.
Written 13 April 2021
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Mariana J
Auckland Central, New Zealand6 contributions
Amazing place and service
Mar 2021
I highly recommend this easy walk with awesome waterfall view. The man we got our tickets from was incredibly friendly and welcoming and even gave us some food for the ducks.

We also went to the restaurant, the soup of the day was so delicious we had to order another.

Highly recommend the full experience including stopping at their cafe :)
Written 22 March 2021
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Carleen72
Auckland, New Zealand20 contributions
Pleasant gardens
Feb 2021 • Couples
Would probably rate this a 3.5. Well kept gardens with a great lily pond (very large pond). Walk to waterfall ok but would be a bit weary of the incline and path for visitors if any mobility restriction.
Written 10 February 2021
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Katey Y
15 contributions
Beautiful gardens great food
Jan 2021 • Family
We had a lovely morning pottering through the gardens with our two little ones. The numerous lily ponds were beautiful, I loved the fern gardens and the waterfall was just stunning. We enjoyed hopping over the rocks and sipping our feet in the water. The food was delicious too- freshly made and done well. Would highly recommend this place.
Written 29 January 2021
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fandingo
Auckland, New Zealand200 contributions
Worth the entrance fee!
Mar 2020
Beautiful gardens, lovely walk, perfect way to get those steps on the fitness tracker! The day we visited was a weekday, so we had the place just about to ourselves.
Written 25 January 2021
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Elia Lima
6 contributions
Wonderful Garden
Jan 2021 • Couples
So beautiful and tidy gardens. Nice walk ending in a beautiful waterfall. Very friendly staff and amazing coffee shop. Any cent spent worthed.
Written 20 January 2021
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wundabar
Auckland98 contributions
A poleasant 45 minute wander in some delightful gardens
Jan 2021
Certainly a lot of work and some variety has gone into these gardens. Much in the shade so a good place to wander even on a hot, sunny day. Waterfall not hugely spectacular with regards to height, but well worth the short walk to take in at close quarters.
Written 7 January 2021
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Parkertron
York, UK64 contributions
Very nice
Dec 2020 • Couples
Really loved the waterfalls. I think this is a good option for people wanting to experience some of the beautiful bush out here, without having to do a full on bush walk.

We really appreciated the thorough instructions and advice for what do in the area from the kind man on reception.

We spent about 45 mins doing both walks, a sit by one of the ponds, and also exploring the waterfalls a little.

Would recommend to those wanting to do something easy going and quaint.

Also just a few minutes drive from the square Kauri, which is also a relatively easy walk (short, though up hill)
Written 14 December 2020
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Marie-Christine G
Ruby Bay, New Zealand87 contributions
Hidden Gem-You must indulge yourself and stay to soak up the peace!
Nov 2020
Super location only 25kms from Thames-peaceful, beautiful, gorgeous with large gardens and a walking path to the waterfall. A true gem off the beaten path with wonderful hosts and everything you need if you choose a special stay in the cottage including scented oils!! Breakfast provisions included fresh eggs and plunger coffee. There's a lovely little cafe too with lots of yummy goodies!
Written 26 November 2020
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AditiS
Auckland Central, New Zealand26 contributions
Beautiful bush walk and well maintained garden
Nov 2020 • Friends
The second half of the garden is very beautiful and huge leading to the gorgeous waterfall towards the end. A special mention to Sacha who was so friendly, welcoming and very knowledgeable about the area. He recommended us to take certain routes and visit the huge Kauri tree on our way to Hot Water Beach accommodation. We enjoyed our trip to the beautifully maintained garden and would highly recommend everyone visiting Coromandel Peninsula to stop by this hidden gem in Thames.
Written 24 November 2020
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