We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Tarata Fishaway
Nearby Hotels
US$96
US$92
Priceline
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Rusty Nail Backpackers(Taihape)(Great Value!)
US$54
US$39
Hostelworld.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
TripAdvisor
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
TripAdvisor
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Safari Motel(Taihape)
TripAdvisor
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Gretna Hotel(Taihape)
TripAdvisor
View Deal
Reviews (61)
Filter reviews
61 results
Traveller rating
59
2
0
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
59
2
0
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviewstree houserangitikei riverhot tubrafting tripfly fishingmagic carpet ridepiece of paradisewonderful retreathard workfishing experiencefresh flowerstwo nightsoff the beaten trackspecial thanksthe main houseother guestsbeautiful scenery
Filter
Updating list...
27 - 32 of 61 reviews
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Outstanding weekend, Tarata is a beautiful gem that will always hold warm memories for us. Can't wait to return and share the heaven again. Awesome hosts (thank you Trudi and Steve), fantastic location and incredible accommodation!! Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled as a couple
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
Thank Linda P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Trudi M, Owner at Tarata Fishaway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2015

Thanks Linda, Hopefully you can come back this Summer and have your day on the River Fishing.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

This one of those hidden gems in the North Island if New Zealand. Stunning scenery from a cosy retreat with a lot of detail and care put in it (turntable with a lot if oldies rock classics included!!) The experience of enjoying the private hot tub outdoors in the middle of the nature was quite unique. Very friendly owners as well. Worths the money and the time to reach it.

Stayed: July 2015, travelled as a couple
Thank Enrique C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Trudi M, Owner at Tarata Fishaway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2015

Thank you. Its great that the old records are still getting some use. Look forward to your next visit.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 August 2015

From the perspective of a keen (read fanatical) fly angler Tarata is heaven on earth. Not only is the accommodation very comfortable and well appointed, but to have a world class trout fishery a stones-throw from the jacuzzi is almost too much! I highly recommend an accommodation and guided fishing package and even if you arent an angler Tarata sums up New Zealand for me; friendly, quirky people, magnificent scenery and a wonderful environment for people intererested in the outdoors and adventure.

  • Stayed: November 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
Thank Neils01
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Trudi M, Owner at Tarata Fishaway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2015

Thank you very much for your great review. Looking like a great season. Roll on summer. Hope to see you again soon.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Tarata is in the middle of no place in a sparsely inhabited part of North Island - part of its charm. On the recommendation of our travel guide, Veronica, the wonderful owner of Aroha Luxury NZ Tours, we stayed for two nights on our two week North Island tour at Tarata. Veronica had made sure that we knew that this was not going to be the 5* accommodations we used to but assured us that we would love it none the less.

She was so right. It was one of the highlights of our two weeks on North Island. Well off the beaten path. My wife, stepson and I stayed in the Tree House accommodation. Because it was winter we had it all to our selves with spectacular river and canyon views, a spa pool to chill in at days end, and the milky way to view at night.

Trudi and Steve are the very best of NZ both as people and as hosts. We were treated as personal friends and welcomed into their home for dinners and conversation at day's end. Trudi is as warm as they come. Steve is a story teller of 1st order. River, the resident canine is a friend to all.

The three of us took the 14 km raft trip down the river with Steve as our guide. A remarkable and special experience. We did the clay shooting thing but Steve also took us on a night possum hunting trip - a first for all of us. He also took the time to take us to the "shed" for some real life (vs tourist demonstration) time at sheep shearing, giving Stephen, my stepson, some actual shearing time.

Did I mention the tranquility. Did I mention the warmth. Did I mention that the next time we are on North Island (one of earth's VERY special places) we will make sure a couple of days are spent with Trudi and Steve at Tarata.

And special thanks to Veronika for convincing us to stay at this very special place. This was the second trip we've done with her. Two weeks on South Island in 2013 and two weeks this year on North Island. Aroha is the best and Veronika, as the owner, is the best of the best.

Stayed: August 2015, travelled with family
1  Thank noclvrname
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Trudi M, Owner at Tarata Fishaway, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2015

So Glad you had a lovely time. We loved having you. We really enjoyed the picnic down by the River after your rafting trip. Thanks for a great review. Look forward to your return. :)

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 August 2015

We have stayed at Tarata Fishaway twice now (within a month) and we will definitely be back!!

The first time we stayed in the River retreat which is just amazing. It’s nestled in the bush with beautiful views over the hills and down to the river, and the spa pool on the deck looking out is just divine. Sitting in the spa overlooking paradise in every direction really is magical.

The second time we rented out the tree house for my parents 50th wedding anniversary. All the family stayed and made the most of the space in the house, as well as exploring the grounds and walking down to the river. It’s the perfect place for a large group to get together and sitting at the dining table looking down the gorge and out over the river (while having a few wines) is bliss. Whichever part of Tarata Fishaway you decide to stay in - it really is a paradise that should be visited. The serenity there is something you can’t explain – it needs to be experienced. Trudi is simply amazing too. She goes out of her way to make sure you have everything you need and will do all she can to make your stay perfect!

We will be back – more than once!

  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled with family
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Emily F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Trudi M, Owner at Tarata Fishaway, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2015

Thank you for your great review. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews