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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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Nice Gardens

You have to diver from main road - on your way you have many one line passes, and gravel at the... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2013
Michal T
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Gdynia, Poland
Well Worth the Effort!

This is a fabulous garden, well worth the visit. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2013
Karen F
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Auckland, 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’.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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LOCATION
586 Tapu-Coroglen Road | Rd5, Thames 3575, New Zealand
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586 Tapu-Coroglen Road | Rd5, Thames 3575, New Zealand
+64 7-868 4821
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

You have to diver from main road - on your way you have many one line passes, and gravel at the end. First of all they are a little bit longer open than stated on website - you just have to purchase ticket before 17.00...More

Thank Michal T
Reviewed 31 March 2013

This is a fabulous garden, well worth the visit. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the restaurant made delicious food. Would highly recommend to everyone!

Thank Karen F
Reviewed 1 February 2013

...which you can have equally in the surroundings for nothing, additionally a nice garden, but questionable whether this is woth the journey and the tickets

Thank Matthias J
Reviewed 24 January 2013

These gardens are a sanctuary of peace and beauty and are well worth the short diversion from the main Thames/Coromandel road. They combine a delightful mix of beautiful watergardens and a native bush walk with a waterfall at the end. There is a secluded picnic...More

Thank NI_Travellers_12
Reviewed 22 January 2013

I have been here before, and never fails to delight. A very peaceful oasis where you can have a meander in the gardens, then walk to the waterfalls at the edge of the gardens. The Koru cafe on site, run by the owners, is exceptional...More

Thank IvanNewZealand
Reviewed 15 January 2013

If you are coming from Coromandel town signage isn't that clear. Travel 34 km towards Thames. At Tapu turn left towards Coroglen. The road is has tarmac except for about 500 metres. The cafe has great food carefully prepared by the chef served by Sally...More

Thank Tripper100England
Reviewed 18 April 2012

An oasis of beauty well worth the short diversion from the main road. Small enough to see it all, big enough to appreciate the care and attention gone into its creation. Water gardens par excellence. And great food at the cafe.

Thank sillyoldduffer
Reviewed 8 April 2012

My son and daughter arranged a surprise birthday lunch for my wife whilst we were staying on the Coramandel and Sally & Sasha made her feel like the Queen.Sasha even came in on his birthday to cook lunch for us which was absolutely superb and...More

Thank Norman B
Reviewed 25 March 2012

we have experienced these gardens on a number of occasions and they are particularly enhanced in the rain - the cafe provides excellent lunchtime food and there is accommodation onsite if you wish to stay out in the bush

Thank Nigel_Corax
Reviewed 5 March 2012

Disliked nothing. Lovely owner and her son is an excellent chef. The gardens are amazing.

Thank TiddlesBrisbane
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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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Dend B
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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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