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RAPAURA Watergardens

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586 Tapu-Coroglen Road | RD5, Thames 3575, New Zealand
+64 7-868 4821
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you share your walk with birds, ducks and the sound of water. Very peaceful. Do not forget to stop... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2017
An V
Lovely visit

We spent a really enjoyable few hours here. Great meal in the restaurant - a delicious curry soup... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
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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’.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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586 Tapu-Coroglen Road | RD5, Thames 3575, New Zealand
+64 7-868 4821
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

you share your walk with birds, ducks and the sound of water. Very peaceful. Do not forget to stop at the cafe; it is worth it.

1  Thank An V
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We spent a really enjoyable few hours here. Great meal in the restaurant - a delicious curry soup and fresh local flounder. Beautifully cooked and lovely flavours accompanied by home made bread. Then walked round the delightful gardens and through the bush walk to the...More

1  Thank AnnieLJ85
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Some friends recommended this garden before we left the UK. Glad we followed their advice. The drive across the Tapu-Coroglen road was interesting, i.e. a scary dirt road with tight corners, but a lot a fun all the same. The gardens were fantastic, assuming you...More

Thank Michael O
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We visited yesterday - what an amazing place, the website did not do it justice. We decided to have lunch in the cafe prior to enjoying the gardens. Lovely food, served by caring staff who didn't mind answering our questions, and generally sharing their knowledge...More

1  Thank kiwi0lds
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The gardens are wort the entrance fee. First there is a walk in the beautiful gardens, after there is a nature walk on a good path to the waterfall. There is a café-restaurant. We were more than 2 hours in the gardens

Thank LouenStephan
Reviewed 17 February 2017

If you are at all interested in gardens, particularly water gardens, then this is a must see attraction whilst touring the Coromandel area. Very well laid out, nicely kept & extensive gardens in a lovely setting that have obviously taken many years of careful planting...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had a visitor from Taranaki who has always treated us particularly well when we went down to Waitara; so we really wanted somewhere memorable to show her what was "up North of Hamilton". Our visit on a hot day started well with a cool...More

Thank 660london
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We spent a lovely couple of hours walking through these delightful gardens. One part is man made and the other part natural - winding our way up to a delightful cascading waterfalls. The gardens were so peaceful with sculptures among the lakes and plants in...More

Thank Kiwisforever
Reviewed 27 January 2017

A lovely peaceful place with lots of Lily ponds,beautifully kept even if not overcultivated. Lots of ducks and peaceful woodland walk to the waterfalls. Entry cost a little high but we enjoyed several hours there. The cafe is excellent and the staff friendly and helpful

Thank Jan D
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We try to stop at every garden when we are in New Zealand. This one has a special twist in it's use of water in fountains, ponds and waterfalls. The owner (?) greeted us as we arrived to buy our tickets and was a "fountain"...More

Thank Lori T
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1 December 2016|
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Response from Gloria T | Reviewed this property |
Adults $15 Children $6 and family $36 ( 2 adults & 2 children
Dend B
17 May 2016|
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Response from Robert H | Reviewed this property |
Hi there and sorry I have not seen your query. There were no signs that restricted dogs but there are many ducks walking around and begging you to feed them. Best to answer that question are the gardens themselves. Enjoy... More