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Tarata Fishaway

925 Mokai Road Rd 3, Taihape 4793 New Zealand
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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Taihape
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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NickHolcroft wrote a review Apr 2021
Wellington, New Zealand20 contributions
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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Bev H wrote a review Jan 2021
Stratford New Zealand41 contributions29 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
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
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 Zealand33 contributions7 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
Response from Trudi Mattock, Owner at Tarata Fishaway
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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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 an airport shuttle?
Yes, Tarata Fishaway offers an airport shuttle 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.