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Tarata Fishaway

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 August 2014

This place is magic. Cosy and comfortable. The perfect retreat. We spent ages in the outdoor hot tub listening to the birds. The hosts are freindly and nothing is a problem. The surroundings are beautiful.

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Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 June 2014

We absolutely love this place - top quality in an amazing location. If you need to blob this is the place to go. If you want to go for a helicopter flight it can be arranged for the pick up right here. We stayed a night in the bush with chopper drop off and pick up then came back to...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Charming. We arrived late, and the proprietor (I forget his name) had a hearty meal ready that his wife prepared. My husband and I drank some wine and danced to old records before bed. A lovely honeymoon memory that made us want our own record-player back home. In the morning we awoke to a misty gorge. The proprietor took us...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 28 April 2014

The standard advice when tarevlling New Zeeland seems to be: "don't pend to much time on the North Island". This is a shame, as many risk not getting the chance to visit Tarata Fishaway. This wonderful family run establishment is set in stunning environments, with views that take your breath away! On top of this, the home cooked meals are...

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 28 December 2013

Ten of us stayed in the tree house for four days over Christmas. We had a blast! Amazing views out our windows of the Rangitikei gorge. The kids loved the activities: mini golf (not the usual), magic carpet ride, skeet shooting, river rafting, trout fishing, sheep shearing, goat feeding and the highlight…possum hunting. Steve and Trudi were gracious hosts and...

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Penang Island, Malaysia
Reviewed 19 December 2013

We were fortunate to stay 2 nights at the River Retreat and were drowned with amazing views. Steven with his unique sense of humour, shared stories with us and made us laugh. We had a barbecue at the patio of the River Retreat and soaked in the hot tub afterwards. Very romantic place to stay and would recommend to anyone...

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 26 November 2013

We stayed at the River Retreat for two nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We stayed at this place because we needed somewhere close to the Gravity Canyon Flying fox/bungy centre. This is just 6kms (down a gravel road) from there and it had good reviews on trip advisor. The river treat is a beautiful little cottage with both indoor...

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Taupo, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 September 2013

We have had a fantastic couple of nights at Tarata - we do not fish but just enjoyed the relaxation, soaking in the hot tub, some walking. We did not tackle the walk to the river but Stephen drove us down and back - well we are getting older. We loved the farm animals, the Labrador puppies, the St. Bernards,...

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Stratford
Reviewed 24 May 2013

We were originally booked as volunteers for DOC to walk a trapping line over 2 days and this place is near we would come out of the bush so thought a couple of nights here would be fantastic. The DOC work fell through (due to funding) but we decided to come here anyway and well we didn't regret that decision....

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 March 2013

I have just spent my fourth time at Tarata and loved every minute of it. A true kiwi experience with great fishing, superb guide and hosts. I cannot recommend this place high enough as I get a lot of fishing but this is and remains my favourite spot. Thanks Trudi and Stephen for a tremendous three days of fishing, food...

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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
In your room
  • 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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