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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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Delightful stay

We spent three nights here in November at the end of a grand tour of New Zealand. This was the... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
Peace and tranquility

We stayed at Rapaura Watergardens overnight so the cost of admission to the gardens was included in... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2016
Brisbane, Australia
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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 5 January 2017

We spent three nights here in November at the end of a grand tour of New Zealand. This was the perfect place to recharge the batteries and enjoy the tranquillity of the garden.The two sections of the garden provide different experiences: a pleasant walk to...More

Thank jthSheffield
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We stayed at Rapaura Watergardens overnight so the cost of admission to the gardens was included in our accommodation. This meant we were able to explore the gardens after the day visitors had left. We enjoyed walking around the gardens, feeding the ducks and walking...More

Thank Travel4me070
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is a great place to visit it cost $15 but it was worth it. It is of the beaten track and you can miss the entrance but once you find the place it is well worth a visit. I went in sandals but I...More

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Took my two young children to the gardens. Lovely walk and good food in the cafe. Admission price for the gardens a bit steep but food reasonably priced.

Thank Janine630
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Not worth the drive from Flaxmillbay. Fortunately it was bad weather, because this garden isn't amazing at all. There were alot of water lilies but all the same and they haven't been that spectacular. The restaurant there, yes is worth the way for a visit....More

1  Thank UHUstar
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Well worth the drive from Whangamata where we stayed the week.Peaceful and restful.Enjoyed the variety of plants and art.The ducks were delightful too. The waterfall was well worth the walk.

Thank Bernie R
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Viewing the water gardens was a pleasant experience even on a dull day. A lot of work has gone into creating and maintaining an interesting garden. However the entry cost was a bit steep for what is not a demonstratively great garden.

Thank Rod N
Reviewed 25 November 2016

We spent approximately 4 hours at this beautiful property. Firstly, we walked through the beautifully maintained water gardens and then on up to the Waterfall. There was so much to take in that we often re-traced our steps. The plants, water features, ducks, trees and...More

1  Thank Lespam
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

For garden lovers these water gardens are a must. Take time out on your trip North to wander round this little piece of heaven. The food at the café also looks good although we did not stay to eat.

Thank Ray S
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We stayed here for one night as we had had business in the area. It was a lucky find on betterpricehotels.com! On booking we had received a couple of very helpful 'setup' emails from one of the proprietors advising of meal options etc. The reception...More

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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