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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 hidden wonder

take the garden trip then add on the wee hike to the seven tier waterfall it is beautiful . Then... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2016
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Relaxing place

Didn't expect to spend such an amount to visit those gardens but wasn't so expensive either. The... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2016
Bruges, Belgium
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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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“water gardens” (14 reviews)
“lily ponds” (11 reviews)
586 Tapu-Coroglen Road | RD5, Thames 3575, New Zealand
+64 7-868 4821
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

take the garden trip then add on the wee hike to the seven tier waterfall it is beautiful . Then enjoy a meal or cake in the cafe the food was beautiful and the hazelnut torte was to die for

Thank Molzmum
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Didn't expect to spend such an amount to visit those gardens but wasn't so expensive either. The place sure is beautiful and relaxing. Some people will rush through it and some will feel like staying for hours. Don't hesitate to buy duck food as they...More

Thank Superaapple
Reviewed 6 March 2016

visited with friends on a lovely summer day but only outdoor seating on benches in the garden. Food was very average. Not a large range available.

Thank AucklandKiwis3
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Wow what a beautiful setting. Accommodation at the Lodge was just magical. Highly recommend. Hosts were so helpful and friendly but not intrusive. Lovely extras like fresh eggs etc. We will definitely be back.

1  Thank Rachael H
Reviewed 24 February 2016

we had a lovely wander around here, my sister and i and took many photos of the lovely gardens. nice spot to picnic next time

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit and a very pleasant way to spend an hour or so. The gardens have two 'loops' and clearly marked trails to follow. If you plan ahead, take a picnic and find a quiet spot to enjoy it.

Thank tonytt7
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Great nice walk take about 45 minutes. Well maintain garden lots of effort from the owner. Worth the money.

Thank Leo L
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Can't speak highly enough about my experience here, from the warm welcome, the high level of customer service, amazing food, thorough explanation of all that is on offer and excellent knowledge of the surrounding area. I arrived on the wrong side of the afternoon, carpark...More

1  Thank hardlymorethan
Reviewed 3 February 2016

We called ahead to check for disability access and were told that entry was free for anyone with a disability because they would not be able to access the whole gardens. We really enjoyed our visit and found the paths and walkways surprisingly easy to...More

Thank Annaliese62
Reviewed 2 February 2016

A sudden decision to visit and very glad we did - this is a wonderful scenic area taking visitors on a memorable journey through native and exotic plant and vegetation species - large lily ponds appear every so often with beautiful flowers adorning the ponds...More

Thank samjayAuckland
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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