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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nonnanz
Tauranga, New Zealand43 contributions
Mar 2022
Travelling via Thames to Coromandel we made the short detour to this lovely spot.Shade parking.Honesty box on this day.Easy bush walks along side streams and many interesting plants ,trees, fauna and decorative pieces.A fairly easy walk up to the waterfall does involve steps.
BBQ tables and toilet facilities provided.Well pausing to visit this gem.
Written 18 April 2022
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famadven
Wellington, New Zealand293 contributions
Apr 2022
This was lovely. A real slice of paradise. We talked with the owner and her son which was just lovely. We did both walks and then had a picnic on-site. A real find and we just loved it.
Written 16 April 2022
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music657
Auckland Central, New Zealand18 contributions
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
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
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
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 Zealand203 contributions
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
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
Auckland101 contributions
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
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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