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...
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.
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.
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
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