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925 Mokai Road Rd 3, Taihape 4793 New Zealand
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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Taihape
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We are a Fishing/Farm lodge in the remote Mokai Valley right on the Rangitikei River. Trout fishing right at your door step. Gorgeous accommodation and amazing scenery. Very quiet and private with own spa pool and the trout fishing is amazing. Enjoy a scenic raft trip or just enjoy the stunning scenery.
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925 Mokai Road Rd 3, Taihape 4793 New Zealand
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Wendy H wrote a review Oct 2021
Lower Hutt, New Zealand1 contribution
Tarata Fishaway Lodge is a secluded hideaway near Taihape. A family of 5; including a 13 and an 8 year old plus an 11month old puppy were in desperate need of a break. The River Retreat was immaculately clean, well equipped, with even plush robes to wear as you got in and out the spa which was on deck. Our hosts could not have made us feel more welcome. The trip included a guided fishing trip, river rafting and clay pigeon shooting. All these experience were amazing! With expert guides and instructors all part of the family, we relaxed and had a super time. Even our dog Molly loved this trip, including the river rafting! Brylee and all the family could not do enough for us. She even checked we did not need anything from town when she was heading that way. A true gem of a place with the most amazing hosts who work really hsrd yo help you make some very special memories. We shall definitely be visiting again.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Buy things you need such as groceries from Taihape or it is a 30 min journey back again!
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Response from Trudi Mattock, Owner at Tarata Fishaway
Responded 25 Oct 2021
We enjoyed having you all. So glad you enjoyed all the activities and it was cool the dogs had a play date. Look forward to your return soon. Thank you.
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NickHolcroft wrote a review Apr 2021
Wellington, New Zealand20 contributions
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Our family did the stress free glamping rafting experience and loved every minute! we travelled with two children (6 and 11) and couldn't have asked for a better weekend - the family are welcoming and accomodating, as the scenery is out of this world. I won't go into too much detail as we enjoyed being a little surprised by the activities - but have posted a few pics...
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Trudi Mattock, Owner at Tarata Fishaway
Responded 25 Oct 2021
Good idea, we will keep it secret! We loved having you and sharing the magic of the Rangitikei River.
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Bev H wrote a review Jan 2021
Stratford New Zealand41 contributions47 helpful votes
We have just stopped at Tarata Fishaway Lodge . It is in remote area but was well worth the visit. Trip was organized by Eastern Experience in Stratford . The accommodation ,meals, rafting down the Rangitikei river was awesome. Great Hosts .They had cute little Saint Bernard puppies and Dashhound puppies there also which some of the family breed .Would recommend and go there again.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Trudi Mattock, Owner at Tarata Fishaway
Responded 26 Jan 2021
Thanks for your Review Bev. We loved having you all. Looking forward to seeing you again :)
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Jess E wrote a review Sep 2020
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Honestly the most relaxing weekend in the most beautiful place I have ever stayed to have a couple holiday without the children. Although it is suitable for the entire family it is a home away from home. We stayed in the Kanuka and the hosts went out of their way to make the stay possible and had the fire lit, the spa ready and the home Was perfect. Could not have chosen a better place for an anniversary holiday. Thank you so much to the hosts.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Trudi Mattock, Owner at Tarata Fishaway
Responded 7 Sep 2020
Thanks guys. We are so happy you loved it. Its so special to take the time out to celebrate your anniversary. We might see you next year. Thank you for leaving it all so perfect.
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Ma and Mike wrote a review Aug 2020
Wellington, New Zealand2 contributions
We wanted to head out of the city for some relaxation and wide skies. We were not disappointed. The new Kanuka Estate, which is part of the Tarata Fishaway dynasty was exquisite. The fire was lit ready for us and the spa pool was heated and majestically perched on its own deck overlooking the ravine in pitch darkness. It has to be seen to be believed. This all awaited us at the end of the easy drive from Wellington. The hospitality was genuine and heartfelt, Stephen has an incredible sense of humour and just what we needed, to be laughed at and with. Trudi and her daughters are welcoming, professional and true hosts. Arohanui
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Trudi Mattock, Owner at Tarata Fishaway
Responded 31 Aug 2020
Thank you for coming. And thankyou for your lovely kind words. We are very lucky and it is great we can share this with others especially in the times we have right now. See you in the summer for some fishing. Take care and stay safe. PS 5 stars to you, for leaving everything so beautiful.
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Shane P wrote a review Jul 2020
Napier, New Zealand35 contributions8 helpful votes
What a beautifully peaceful place to unwind and recharge the batteries. We stayed in the River Retreat Lodge overlooking the Rangitikei River and absolutely loved every second of it. The host family were friendly and accommodating, even inviting us to dine with them in the homestead, an offer we couldn't refuse and certainly didn't regret. A three course meal in front of the open fire and in good company. The lodge was well kept and well appointed, providing everything we needed. We can't wait to go back. Thank you Tarata team. S & J Penhall
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 31 Aug 2020
We so enjoyed your company too. Thank you for your review and we look forward to your return.
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Ngaire C wrote a review Feb 2020
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First time staying at Tarata Fishaway retreat. On arrival, met Mikayla and Brylee at the homestead. Thank you for the upgrade to the double suite. Very pleasantly surprised with the huge panoramic window view overlooking the beautiful cliffs and meandering river, of the Rangitikei. Our home cooked meals,dinner and breakfast were superb. Many thanks for the chocolate cake with the note,acknowledging my husbands "Happy birthday". Our suite was clean and well appointed. Self contained unit equipped with utensils and cutlery. Bed was very comfortable. Shower, good pressure. Lovely bathroom amenities. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 31 Aug 2020
Thank you for sending us a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we would love to see you again. It was fun to do the birthday cake.
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Heather D wrote a review Jan 2020
Wellington, New Zealand21 contributions15 helpful votes
We had a wonderful stay at Tarata Fishaway. The location is remote (30 mins drive once you turn off SH1) - so if you'e attached to your devices and the internet, you're going to pop them away about 10minutes after the turn off to the lodge, because they won't work - but it's totally worth it. The location is amazing. The farm is gorgeous - lots of friendly animals to admire - you're not short of a St Bernard happily barking to welcome you to the property. The chickens are friendly and the pig is happy you're there, but happy when you're not there too!The lodge, and accommodation is fantastic. We stayed in the dog unit so we could bring our labrador, and it was perfect.Possibly a little tight for a family of 4 (2 adults/2 children - 4 & 8yrs), but the hosts were very accommodating in squeezing us in.The river rafting is AMAZING - you have to do it.We loved every minute and we had 4 seasons in one trip for our rafting -but it was fun, and our labrador came with us, which was super fun!The spa bath at the unit was a bonus, & super relaxing for adults and fun for the kids.The views from the property AMAZING and you're welcome to wander and explore the property.It's NZ at its best. The hosts are amazing - they're there to help but also completely respectful of giving you space. If you're not sure about isolation then 3 days is probably plenty for a really enjoyable stay here. They have lots of accommodation options & experiences to suit everyone, so pick what suits and go for it!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Trudi M, Owner at Tarata Fishaway
Responded 29 Jan 2020
Thankyou for your great review. We loved having you all. The rafting trip was really cool and was nice to take Freddy the Lab as well. Only having WFI at the homestead and not in the units does give you a good chance to switch off and relax. Its amazing how the kids are happy to be without there devices and find things to do around the farm. Always a good help having someone to help feed the animals. Looking foward to seing you all again.
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Kayjayell wrote a review Jan 2020
Wicklow, Ireland389 contributions110 helpful votes
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We stayed here for one night in the recommendation of a friend and although it was slightly out of our way we were glad we took the time to go there. Leave the phones in the car and grab some luxurious isolation with river views a welcoming spa and a really friendly family to look after you. Stephen and Brylee made all the communications, the arrival, the rafting down the Rangitiki river, the dinner etc fantastically simple and made us feel like we were at home the whole time. This is a little slice of nature that you will find difficult to find anywhere else with such great people to share it with and at the end of it you will feel more relaxed and switched off than you have in a very long time. If you like your fishing this is also a great place to come as Stephen will bring you onto the river to all the right spots so you can show everyone how good you are!!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Responded 29 Jan 2020
Thanks guys. Its a hot summer so great to go for a swim before dinner. Hope to see you again.
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Amanda N wrote a review Nov 2019
Melbourne, Australia52 contributions29 helpful votes
What an incredible, unexpected and utterly divine property! My husband and I stayed overnight in the guest house, which was brilliantly equipped with everything we needed for our stay. The views from the house, as well as the grounds themselves, were too good to be true. The added bonus of the warm outdoor spa which we used once the sun went down just topped off a perfect stay. We felt welcome by the hosts who also live on the property, who provided us with a lovely little breakfast basket, a trip down to the river in their funky little off-road vehicle and even let me play with their sensational group of beautiful little miniature sausage dogs!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from Trudi M, Owner at Tarata Fishaway
Responded 29 Jan 2020
Thanks Amanda. We are expecting a litter of Dachshunds soon. Thankyou for taking the time to write a review.
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New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionRangitikei DistrictTaihape
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tarata Fishaway
Which popular attractions are close to Tarata Fishaway?
Nearby attractions include Mokai Gravity Canyon (2.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tarata Fishaway?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a lounge, and a spa.
What food & drink options are available at Tarata Fishaway?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Tarata Fishaway?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Tarata Fishaway have airport transportation?
Yes, Tarata Fishaway offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Tarata Fishaway?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Tarata Fishaway?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Tarata Fishaway have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is Tarata Fishaway accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.