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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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A lovely way to while away a couple of hours on a nice day

If you are at all interested in gardens, particularly water gardens, then this is a must see... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2017
Chris C
La Massana, Andorra

We had a visitor from Taranaki who has always treated us particularly well when we went down to... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Thames, 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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“lily ponds” (11 reviews)
586 Tapu-Coroglen Road | Rd5, Thames 3575, New Zealand
+64 7-868 4821
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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
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Lovely Gardens and woodland walks interesting plants and cafe onsight with good home made food on offer with friendly staff.

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