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Rapaura Water Gardens

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Kilauea, Hawaii
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To describe Rapaura water gardens in words is almost futile… It is much more a feast for the senses than anything else. And what a feast it is. In every direction you turn, there is a new gift to explore. A new treasure to unearth. A new corner of your imagination to discover. The beauty and peace of the gardens...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Just spent a wonderful long weekend staying in The Lodge, at Raupara Watergardens. Great hospitality, amazing 1970s house, paradise like setting. Couldn't ask better if you want to get away from it all. This is a very special retreat to basics, in a very comfortable 1972 period piece home built in heart rimu timber. There is no cell phone reception...

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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Having visited this garden in 2005 was keen to revisit and share it with my Tasmanian man .. we took lunch because we were not sure if there was a restaurant .. on arrival a very pleasant lass told us there were tables outside for picnicers. We unpacked our goodies and were immediately welcomed by very insistant ducks onviously used...

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Reviewed 4 March 2017

just 3 guest rooms making this place a very quiet and relaxing one. you enjoy the gardens fully on your own when it is not open to the public. Home away from home and you have Sasha's skill to make pastries hard to choose from.

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Tauranga, NZ
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Rapaura is a great place to go to enjoy some tranquillity among the gardens and to enjoy a lovely lunch or morning or afternoon tea. We go often and have enjoyed everytime we go. Try it. Hopefully you'll enjoy it too.

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UK
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

It's not very often you get to feel like the Governor General of some far flung colonial outpost but for three nights my wife and I did just that! The "Lodge" at Rapaura Water Gardens is without doubt the most unusual B & B we have ever stayed in, the house when built was obviously finished to a very high...

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Wellington NZ
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Spent two hours here in a beautiful lush valley and waterfall sights. A lovely stop in typical NZ bush. Wear good walking shoes. Super cafe, really delicious coffee. Recommend the scrambled eggs with seared salmon.

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 29 December 2016

My husband and I stayed overnight in the Cottage at Rapaura Watergardens and the peace and quiet was just what we needed. The cottage is set up with all the facilities you would need and breakfast is supplied so all we had to do was bring dinner (or you can buy at extra cost). There are lots of books and...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We have been to a number of gardens here in New Zealand as well as overseas. This would rate as good or better than any we have been to. Beautifully landscaped without being overdone. Easy walks and fantastic natural scenery. Great lunch and great hosts. Well worth the effort.

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Singapore
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Rapaura Water gardens for two nights. We were two families with two young children. There's only one shower although two toilets. The accommodation is tastefully furnished. Sally lived in HK for 40 years before moving to NZ and there are touches of her well travelled life. Beautiful gardens with 5 water lily ponds. Yes, we saw...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rapaura Water Gardens

Address: 586 Tapu-Coroglen Road, Tapu 3575, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Tapu
Price Range: $159 - $290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“the cottage is mid-range when the 2 other apartments are on the luxury side”
annnickv, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Either lodge or cottage are as quite as can be.”
SootyCambridge, 13 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Come with food and earplugs as the roof is noisy when it rains or something crawls over it!”
Mums4Kids, 6 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Suggest you get some supplies from Thames for meals if you don't plan on venturing out and the restaurant is closed over winter.”
RobynF355, 4 Dec 2014 | Read review
“The Lodge is better than the cottage and probably worth the extra $'s”
FrequentFlyer123, 14 Oct 2011 | Read review
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