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Rapaura Water Gardens

586 Tapu-Coroglen Road, Tapu 3575 New Zealand
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#1 of 4 in Tapu
Ideally situated as a base from which to explore the Coromandel, we offer comfortable self-catering accommodation in a boutique lodge or garden cottage. While the estate is open to the public during the hours of 9-5, in the evening it becomes your private playground. Take a bush walk, swim at the waterfalls, barbeque and experience nature at its best. No TV, just peace and the sound of running water
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Coffee shop
Breakfast in the room
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
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Seating area
Separate dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Grade: 40 out of 100
2Restaurantswithin 10 km
2Attractionswithin 10 km
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realife2015 wrote a review Apr 2021
Rotorua, New Zealand23 contributions12 helpful votes
Enjoyed the night in the cottage, very quiet with peaceful gardens and bush walks. The cottage interior was a bit tired and dated but clean and spacious. Breakfast supplies left for us included home made marmalade which was lovely but no other choices and some herbal teas would also have been appreciated, especially it being such a natural kind of setting. Could be an amazing place with a few updates but a good value for money.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled
markgoodman13 wrote a review Apr 2021
Hamilton, New Zealand107 contributions13 helpful votes
Fantastic afternoon, although the weather was gloomy the atmosphere inside made up for it. Great local cuisine cooked by an amazing chief. Highly recommend the lamb burger. Looking forward to returning soon.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled
Cath wrote a review Dec 2020
Wellington, New Zealand12 contributions3 helpful votes
A nice walk but a lot of money to pay for the experience. Over priced in my opinion. There are two parts to the walk, one side signposted in yellow is an easy amble along paths and around lily ponds. The second part seems to me more natural forest growth with a waterfall at the top of the walk. This side of the walk takes longer but anyone able to walk a kilometer or two should cope easily with this.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled
Patrick P wrote a review Dec 2019
Whitianga, New Zealand41 contributions6 helpful votes
After 10 years living on the Coromandel Peninsula, we finally decided to explore the gardens. What an idyllic place, carefully maintained, nested in the native bushes. Were followed by ducks and when we sat down for a cool beer we were surprised by a plate of delicious bruschette... just so we don‘t have to leave hungry. The family business shows how much passion and care is put into treating guests and nature with love! The venue was just preparing for a wedding - what a place to celebrate such a special day! The menu looks inspiring, prices are very fair - the giftshop has a very cute selection of „things“. We will definitely be back - wonderful hosts in an amazing place! Thanks a lot!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Aotearoa27 wrote a review Oct 2019
Auckland, New Zealand20 contributions4 helpful votes
We can't begin to describe how wonderful our stay here in your little paradise. From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with lovely smiles. Sally is personable and accomodating. The food in the cafe was very good. The steak sandwich and Butterscotch Sundae were to die for! Sacha, you're such an excellent chef! Sally gave us a lovely tour of the cottage. It is perfect - tantalisingly beautiful! The garden is just booming with lushness everywhere you look. The walk to the waterfalls was such a lovely experience. It was peaceful and relaxing - something that we miss living in the city. We enjoyed the ducks - cute and entertaining. In the evening, Sacha came in to start the fire in the hearth. Thank you, Sacha, for making the cottage warm. Thank you both very much for your kind and thoughtful hospitality! We appreciate it greatly. All the best!
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Date of stay: October 2019
US$100 - US$119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionCoromandel PeninsulaTapu
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rapaura Water Gardens
Which popular attractions are close to Rapaura Water Gardens?
Nearby attractions include RAPAURA Watergardens (0.1 km) and Square Kauri Tree (3.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rapaura Water Gardens?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Rapaura Water Gardens?
Top room amenities include a desk, a fireplace, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Rapaura Water Gardens?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Rapaura Water Gardens?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Rapaura Water Gardens?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Burke Street Wharf (15.3 km).