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The Waterlily Gardens

441 Pukekauri Road, Waihi 3682 New Zealand
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Stay at The Waterlily Gardens, for a peaceful, indulgent break away. Explore fifteen enchanting acres of gardens, ponds and established park-like grounds just 5 minutes from Waihi and historic bushwalks and cycle tracks of the Karangahake Gorge, and 10 minutes from Waihi Beach.
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Free parking
Breakfast available
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
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Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Elaine G wrote a review Sept 2019
29 contributions24 helpful votes
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Had the opportunity to wander around this beautiful property, it was magic around every corner. Although the water-lillies were not flowering, it is easy to use one's imagination to appreciate the beauty they will bring to the ponds. There were so many other flowers and plants to enjoy as well
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nick D wrote a review Apr 2019
Perth, Western Australia, Australia11 contributions2 helpful votes
An all-round win for my wife and I to have found this property. The communications with the owner(Rachael) were easy and she went out of her way to accommodate us. Absolutely lovely, quiet place to spend two nights.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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SLNZ wrote a review Jan 2019
Te Puke, New Zealand54 contributions12 helpful votes
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Visited for the first time on a Sunday morning for coffee, had a lovely stroll around the gardens then back in to the cafe for lunch. Ended up spending almost 3 hours here! The gardens are a mix of water lily ponds, formal lawns with gorgeous big old trees, and paths through native bush alongside a stream (even a little fairy grotto). We ate the most amazing Sausage Rolls (best he’s ever had according to my Father) and cheese and ham toasties with delicious cheesy ciabatta bread. The new owners have been here for 6months and they have renovated the accommodation (which sounds lovely!) introduced more of a cafe menu and are in it for the long haul, hoping their own young children will one day take over the management of this beautiful venue. We really enjoyed the relaxed ‘make yourself at home’ atmosphere in the cafe, and it was lovely to chat with the owner as she organized our food to be prepared by ‘Aunty’ in the kitchen. This is a true family business and I hope it thrives.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from WaterlilyGardens, Owner at The Waterlily Gardens
Responded 7 Jan 2019
Thank you so much for your lovely review, we loved having you all there chatting in-between customers. We hope to see you all again very soon. Kind regards Rachael
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Ed Harrison wrote a review Dec 2018
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
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I had the pleasure of staying in the Lotus Cottage - a beautifully thought out and very comfortable accommodation set within the stunning grounds of the Waterlily Gardens. New owners, Rachel and Evan are transforming this place and are very welcoming hosts who made my stay an absolute pleasure. With an onsite cafe serving delicious home cooked and baked foods and the serenity of the gardens, this is the perfect get away. I very much look forward to booking my next visit! Thank you.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Miriam M wrote a review Jan 2017
Halswell, New Zealand145 contributions22 helpful votes
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Pleasant Sunday afternoon out - we had a lovely lunch of pork and apple salad and fries and lemon tart for dessert, coffee excellent. Ended up sharing a table with some lovely locals out for lunch. The place wasn't very busy which is a shame as lovely gardens to explore, pleasant lunch in a nice setting
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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chrismI3414EK wrote a review Jan 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand155 contributions10 helpful votes
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Lovely setting with friendly hosts. Good food and coffee without being spectacular. Live music on Sunday afternoons. The Gardens are the hero of this venue. Worth a visit for a quiet meal or coffee and a pleasant garden wander.
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Viragored wrote a review Dec 2016
Waihi Beach, New Zealand65 contributions75 helpful votes
Our group of about 50 had booked a Christmas lunch here. The menu promised:- "A main course of Cold Chicken with Chef’s Special Stuffing or Ham on the Bone with Potato and Green Salads Dessert of Chocolate Eclairs and Summer Berry Compote with Ice Cream followed by Tea and Filter Coffee" There was no ham, the chicken was grossly overcooked, dry and tough, and there wasn't enough for everyone to have some. There were no chocolate eclairs. The coffee was not filtered, it was help yourself from a large tin of instant powder. The gardens are lovely but they don't justify the failure to provide the food that was promised, nor the quality of what was served. We shan't be returning there.
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Date of stay: December 2016
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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NZ_20132014 wrote a review Jan 2014
Manchester, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed for one night in Dec 2013. A lovely, spacious room with en suite bathroom and small kitchen area, set in private gardens. Ideal if you want to get away from the crowds and are willing to pay a little more.
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Date of stay: December 2013Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Waterlily Gardens
Which popular attractions are close to The Waterlily Gardens?
Nearby attractions include Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway (7.1 km), Waihi Martha Mine Pit Rim Walkway (5.1 km), and Gold Discovery Centre (5.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Waterlily Gardens?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, a business centre, and meeting rooms.
What food & drink options are available at The Waterlily Gardens?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Waterlily Gardens?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Waterlily Gardens?
Conveniently located restaurants include Down Thyme Restaurant & Cafe, The Falls Retreat Waikino, and Ti Tree Cafe.
Does The Waterlily Gardens offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Waterlily Gardens?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Historical Athenree Homestead (12.1 km).
Is The Waterlily Gardens accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.