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Silicon Valley
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2015 via mobile

We spent about an hour walking around the gardens here. The gardens were very nicely maintained and had a nice variety of flowers and native bush to look at. The lily ponds in particular were very scenic. I can see why many people do weddings here. It's worth a visit for anyone looking for something to do in the afternoon... More 

Thank LoveTheSunshine82
Kent, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2015

We stopped here on our way from Auckland to Cooks Beach, a bit of a detour but it was worth it. The gardens take about an hour to walk around at a relaxing pace, unfortunately due to the lack of rain the waterfall wasn't up to much but it was a lovely tranquil spot. Lunch was delicious and the staff/owner... More 

1 Thank AJD
1 review
Reviewed 31 January 2015

My wife and I stayed here early January and fell in love with the tranquillity of the gardens. They are spectacular and well cared for. The most amazing highlight for us was that after 5pm the gardens were closed to the public and we had the whole place to ourselves. Stunning waterfalls, serene water Lilly pond, and glow worms to... More 

Thank russek
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Reviewed 12 January 2015

The bush walk up to the water fall was an incredible nature buzz, after the gorgeous pink, cerese and white water lilies. But the very best part of all, was the stunning water fall, a special treat at the top of the 15 minute bush walk. I just wanted to stay there forever and take in the magic and spirituality... More 

Thank 771Naturelover
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights in early November....early spring and still a bit chilly. This is a great place to decompress after travelling to New Zealand on a long haul flight. There is no TV or internet. Sally and her son Sasha were most welcoming and provided a lovely breakfast including fresh eggs. The gardens were well kept and... More 

Thank redhorsegoggles
Canungra, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2014

We visited in October last year and then took our elderly parents in July this year. The Coromandel Coast was a spectacular drive and once inland towards Rapaura Water Gardens the dramatic landscape and mountain road was a lovely driving adventure. The history of the property is fascinating, the water gardens are just beautiful and our hostess charming and helpful... More 

Thank Robyn F
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 18 September 2014

I was expecting to have a walk through well maintained gardens. I was disappointed. The gardens are not as maintained as expected. The place is not family friend (young children in a stroller/pram). The pond did not even have any water lilies. Don't know if were went the wrong time of year or what? The most exciting part of the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2014

We had visited the Water Gardens on a previous trip, noted there was accommodation available and decided to stop off on this trip for three nights. So glad we did as it was a highlight of our stay in NZ. Not only is the Cottage situated in an Award winning garden, but to us it was an award-winner in itself.... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

We had a 3 day stay in early February. A lovely quiet place in native bush. The cottage is equipped to a very high standard, and is very spacious. Sally and her son were not intrusive but regularly checked to make sure we had everything we needed. They provided eggs, cereals, bread, marmalade for our arrival. On 1 night they... More 

1 Thank sabingates
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

This is our second stay in over a year in this dreamy retreat. Clean and beautifully furnitured and decorated from the proprietor's collections, we really didn't want to leave for our daily excursions! Gardens are peaceful and enjoying a cup of tea surrounded by a panorama of trees was my favourite ritual throughout the stay. Other members of the family... More 

1 Thank sojp

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ideally situated as a base from which to explore the Coromandel, we offer comfortable self-catering accommodation in a boutique lodge or garden cottage. While the estate is open to the public during the hours of 9-5, in the evening it becomes your private playground. Take a bush walk, swim at the waterfalls, barbeque and experience nature at its best. No TV, just peace and the sound of running water ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rapaura Water Gardens

Address: 586 Tapu-Coroglen Road, Tapu 3575, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Tapu
Price Range: RM462 - RM920 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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