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“Take a relaxing walk through these lovely gardens.”

RAPAURA Watergardens
Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Thames
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A mature property, which has evolved over more than 45 years, Rapaura Watergardens offers something for everyone; native trees, ferns, seasonal flora, lily ponds, meandering walks over lush green lawns, bridges and streams, garden sculptures by an award winning artist and a relaxing bush walk to a cascading waterfall, ‘The Seven Stairs to Heaven’.
Blountville, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Take a relaxing walk through these lovely gardens.”
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Don't forget to take your camera as a picture is worth a thousand words. They will give you some food for the ducks and they will follow you everywhere.

Visited March 2017
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Nice wander”
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Had a very nice lunch at the cafe followed by a walk around the gardens. Not sure that the gardens are quite worth the $15 admission, but they were nice to look at, and the waterfall was very pretty.

Visited March 2017
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“serene”
Reviewed 4 March 2017

you share your walk with birds, ducks and the sound of water. Very peaceful. Do not forget to stop at the cafe; it is worth it.

Visited February 2017
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Surrey
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9 reviews
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“Lovely visit”
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We spent a really enjoyable few hours here. Great meal in the restaurant - a delicious curry soup and fresh local flounder. Beautifully cooked and lovely flavours accompanied by home made bread. Then walked round the delightful gardens and through the bush walk to the waterfalls. The owner was charming and spent time telling us the history of the gardens. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited March 2017
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101 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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“Well Worth a Small Detour ”
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Some friends recommended this garden before we left the UK. Glad we followed their advice. The drive across the Tapu-Coroglen road was interesting, i.e. a scary dirt road with tight corners, but a lot a fun all the same. The gardens were fantastic, assuming you like tropical gardens. The walk to the waterfalls were also worth the 30 minute trek through the forest. Beautiful gardens, well laid out and maintained, then leading into forests of ferns. Great for a couple of hours away from the crowds. Not that there are many crowds in the Coromandel Peninsular.

Visited February 2017
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