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Gabbi222
Merimbula, Australia

Stunning

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 Dec 2018via mobile
The gardens are lovely, but the Lodge is just stunning!
We were a bit disappointed at learning the only internet available was at the reception/ restaurant area during office hours, but we survived!
It was lovely to just soak up the atmosphere and enjoy some downtime
We even lit a fire - everything you could want is provided for, in gorgeous style
Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit and won't break the bank.The gardens were beautiful with easy walks for all ages.The food was delicious and the staff very hospitable.This is a little hidden gem and we will defiantley be back.

Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank LisaJaneMac66
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

Well worth the stop, Gardens featuring many water features with an impressive waterfall at the end of a nice walking track. Relaxing and easy. Good value for the entry fee. Carpark a bit tight in a motorhome.

Date of stay: July 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Matthew F
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

From the moment we drove up to the Water Garden's, we were greeted with a warm welcome by Sally the owner. This gorgeous facility and tranquil grounds is a true retreat from the hustle bustle of the world. The water features, to the care given to the gardens, truly leave you awestruck~not too mention the friendly hospitality. Our second time visiting, this time we booked the cottage and found it delightful and cosy. We would place this on the map of NZ as a top 10, highly recommend.

Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank MartinD5112
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

The owners Sally and Sasha work hard to make their guests feel comfortable and provide everything you need: breakfast (self catered), excellent lunch at the Koru Café on site, and information about what to do and visit on the Coromandel Peninsula. The wood furnished 70ies house, decorated with a special mix of pieces of art, is luxurious and spacious with a unique view into the garden from every one of the large windows and balconies. The large cottage behind it is an additional accommodation for 2 people. A beautiful, enchanted garden filled with lilly ponds, artistic sculptures, and plenty of exotic and domestic plants surrounds the café and houses. We had light to heavy rain throughout our 3 day stay, but the garden looked even more beautiful this way and could be easily walked anyway. No cell phone reception or wifi, but this only means a true chance for real relaxation and meditation.
A place to come back to and spend more time to relax and enjoy!

Date of stay: February 2018
Trip type: Travelled on business
Thank sorgd1983
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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Very amazing and quite place. Enjoyed the nature and water fall very much. In the end we went to the small restaurant for Lunch. Food was very good. Staff was very nice and helped us for further activities within this area.

Garden costs 15 NZD per adult entrance.

Date of stay: December 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank 634florians
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