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Tarata Fishaway

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Sligo, Ireland
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Had a fantastic time here at the Tarata Fishaway, shame it was so short. Great accommodation with majestic views, lovely hosts, tasty food and brilliant fishing and rafting. We were originally just going to fish by wading but luckily we spent the day rafting with Stephen. Thanks for the advice Trudy. 15km of rafting with lunch and lots of fishing....

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Granada
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

If I didn't have my own lovely family, I'd have this one. The Matlock family are the essence of genuine hospitality and great fun. We went essentially to fish and fish we did. We had huge fun catching lots of rainbows on the beautiful Rangitikei River. Terrific guiding and rafting skills from Stephen, Mikalya and Fred. Comfortable, cosy accomodation in...

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Trudi M, Owner at Tarata Fishaway, responded to this review

Thankyou guys for your lovely review. You are welcome into our family anytime. Look forward to your return The Mattocks

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We had a fabulous time at Tarata. The treehouse was beautiful and spacious and the spa was great after a day of walking. The rafting day with Stephanie was amazing - such beautiful scenery and they think of everything in terms of gear and assistance. We had dinner in the homestead and it was lovely. The welcome couldn't have been...

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Trudi M, Owner at Tarata Fishaway, responded to this review

We loved having you and yes you must come back and try your hand at some fishing Its a great excuse for another day on the river.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful place. Found this place on 'pets can come too'. Hosts are wonderful: friendly and very very accommodating. The treehouse is a lovely place to stay, with wonderful views looking over the gorge from the tree house and the hot tub. Very accommodating for dogs (fenced courtyard and fenced paddock next door). We did the 3 to 5...

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Trudi M, Manager at Tarata Fishaway, responded to this review

Love the heading. It was a fun day on the river. Loved the tricks your Beagle could do. We are so glad you both had a great stay and hope you can come back.

Ohio
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We stayed for 2 nights in the tree house. Plenty of room for 2 couples and a clean, comfortable and well equipped location with the most amazing view from the sitting room window (and the spacious decks). One night we cooked for ourselves and the next Trudi, Steven and Michaela arrived with a delicious home cooked 3 course dinner. Everything...

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Trudi M, Owner at Tarata Fishaway, responded to this review

Thank you to everyone for your wonderful comments and for taking the time to use TripAdvisor. It makes it all worth while and so much fun. Looking forward to Summer. Merry Christmas! from all at Tarata

Port Angeles, Washington
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We were on a "Self-Drive New Zealand Tour" and the agent picked this accommodation...we did not realize the drive was nice and we arrived hungry. The place is absolutely wonderful, beautiful scenery. The owners were nice enough to bring us dinner & beer!..the next day we were taken around their property and then into their home for coffee..very gracious family...wish...

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Trudi M, Owner at Tarata Fishaway, responded to this review

Thank you to everyone for your wonderful comments and for taking the time to use TripAdvisor. It makes it all worth while and so much fun. Looking forward to Summer. Merry Christmas! from all at Tarata

Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

What a magical place arrived to a beautiful view of the rangitikei river. The river retreat was a lovely little two bedroom house with all the facilities a spa bath in the main room. A spa on the deck outside overlooking the amazing view. Very clean and cosy. Great place to get away from it all and recharge the batteries....

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The accommodation was spotless - not shortcomings anywhere - perfect bedroom, bathroom and kitchen plus if you need it, accommodation for pets! Waking up in this beautiful spot fell like paradise! Apart from the environment there are many summer activities as well - including organised fishing.

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Whanganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

My partner and I booked into Tarata Fishaway at the River Retreat and fell in love with it. After a couple of stressful months we wanted to go away for a night that was away from the rest of the world and that's exactly what we got. No cellphone coverage, no distractions - just a spa, an amazing view and...

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Mysore, Karnataka, India
Reviewed 21 April 2016

let me share one unforgettable day out of 27 days of self drive NZ country side tour i wanted to visit this place after watching lords of ring and hobbit which were shot at this place. you need to plan properly and book in advance choosing right season to avoid disappointment coz of rain we were 2 and drive from...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tarata Fishaway

Address: 925 Mokai Road | RD 3, Taihape 4793, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Rangitikei District > Taihape
Price Range: $120 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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