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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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Beautiful gardens

After a stressful morning of driving "left", we visited the gardens to relax and unwind. The... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
indylindy2015
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Indiana
Goat track to the amazing gardens

We traveled from Coroglen to the gardens which is a very windy narrow gravel road. Not recommended... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
Mat410
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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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’.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lily ponds” (13 reviews)
“water garden” (6 reviews)
LOCATION
586 Tapu-Coroglen Road | Rd5, Thames 3575, New Zealand
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+64 7-868 4821
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"lily ponds"
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"water features"
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"water garden"
in 6 reviews
"native bush"
in 8 reviews
"every turn"
in 5 reviews
"great cafe"
in 4 reviews
"duck"
in 3 reviews
"home made"
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"picnic lunch"
in 3 reviews
"relaxing walk"
in 3 reviews
"garden lovers"
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"almond cake"
in 3 reviews
"tranquil place"
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"off the beaten track"
in 4 reviews
"waterfall walk"
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"wonderful meal"
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"cafe on site"
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

After a stressful morning of driving "left", we visited the gardens to relax and unwind. The flowing streams and pretty flowers did just that. It's a gorgeous walk, but the path to the cascade waterfalls isn't well marked. Keep going up the path and at...More

Thank indylindy2015
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We traveled from Coroglen to the gardens which is a very windy narrow gravel road. Not recommended for timid drivers! The gardens were amazing and well cared for. I found the walk up to the water fall good but plenty of waterfalls you can visit...More

Thank Mat410
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

9 km off the main road and 30 mins north of Thames, this is a super garden to visit. Our weather was overcast and at times raining but this just added to this lush and v green garden. It is divided into 2 parts with...More

Thank j w
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We were rounding up our visit to the Coramandel peninsula, so we stopped here. Note: if you are driving from Cathedral Cove across the peninsula, you will have to drive a very windy gravel road. The road started off as a mud road, and we...More

1  Thank Molly C
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Staying in Thames and saw the brochure for these landscaped gardens, so drove up for a visit. Decided to have a coffee which was very good, one if the best. Then we proceeded to walk around the gardens, lots of interesting statues, you just meander...More

Thank Michael A
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Easily accessible from Thames on the Coromandel Peninsula, this place is a Must See. There is a great restaurant which you should visit before your walk through the Watergardens, and you will enjoy the food as the Chef is Swiss-Trained. The Gardens are very well...More

Thank HoneyandPaul
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

This Oasis is so beautiful . We visited today with a light drizzle of rain, which enhanced the magic and spiritual ambience of this gorgeous garden and waterfalls . Worth a visit . Loved it.

Thank Jules666666
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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful relaxing place, an escape from the hustle and bustle of the world, a slow and relaxing walk through the beautiful gardens and end up at the man made waterfall which nature has made its own,

Thank Norm S
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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

A lovely restful garden of 2 halves which compliment each other rewarding the visitor with a lovely combination of a tranquil spiritual lower garden followed by a natural upper garden and upper waterfall. Throughout lovely lily ponds and water fowl. Finally a superb restaurant with...More

Thank grahamh6657
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

We fell into this place on the recommendation of our B & B hosts. Our intention was to take a quick look and move on, but we fell under the charm of the location and the quirky owner. She clearly loves the whole area and...More

Thank janddp29
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Sonia K
17 October 2017|
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Response from Sandy W | Reviewed this property |
I think they were asking$25 each. I remember thinking it was worth it.
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edwinKL
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
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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
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