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The Falls Retreat

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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Escape to this peaceful haven in the Karangahake Gorge and experience fantastic walks, trout fishing, stunning scenery and great food and wine. 2 charming, self contained cottages in a beautiful setting along the Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway with amazing views of Owharoa Falls. Both cottages are 1 bedroom (queen size bed) with kitchen facilities and ensuite bathroom and rollaway beds are also available to accommodate extra guests /children.A basket of breakfast provisions is included in our rates with cooked breakfast and evening meals available on request (extra charge)A warm welcome awaits you at this slice of paradise!
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Tauranga Airport47 km
Hamilton Airport62 km
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was yum. Service excellent. The young man doing wait service was very professional and courteous. Maddie was primo! As it was chilly outside, a heater was put on by our table to keep us warm. Would highly recommend

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us visited for an evening meal. How disappointing. Soggy fries, soggy pork belly, expensive. Seriously if you are charging these prices I would prefer crispy crackling, and crispy fresh fries, not a soggy mess. Will not return.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rustic earthy environment with food to die for.! Check out the pics below. What a treat for this restaurant to go to so much trouble for vegetarians. Auckland city has a lot to learn from these guys. Very appreciative of a superb meal, too tasty...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

A great place in the countryside. Lit up with fairy lights at night. The experience of eating outdoors indoors. Beautifully selected menu. Freshly prepared and great service. The presentation of the desserts was especially thrilling

Thank Sunjo100
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Have been here several times. This time was a birthday celebration lunch. Pork Belly, Pizzas, salad were ordered for our meal. Present was great Service was very good. Need to book as place is always busy (a sign of good food) Close to proximity of...More

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"it's a lovely restaurant, with in-and outdoor dining"
29 Apr 2018
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"We didn't spend a night here, so cannot comment."
7 Apr 2017
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"Great views of the Falls nearby and lovely walks to be had"
8 Mar 2015
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"If you cannot stay there at least book a lunch or dinner"
3 Jun 2014
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