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Hong Kong
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Really enjoyed the stay here. Sally and Sascha are great people. The gardens are stunning and a nice hike to the waterfall. Great way to start the day. The cottage was very comfortable and spacious with gas bbq and fully fitted kitchen. Bread, eggs and milk were provided in the cottage. The coffee and cakes in the coffee shop were...

Thank ulykthis
Oxford, UK
Reviewed 13 February 2016

The Lodge is a very spacious, beautifully-architected period 1970s timber-built luxury bach. Almost everything in it (except for modern appliances!) is the original 1970s period detail, including impressive original artwork. There's a vast and plush living area, and big picture windows, decks in all directions and a glass-walled summer dining room bring a sense of the beautiful, lush water gardens...

Thank oxfordshireboy
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Sally and Sasha are very thoughtful and gracious hosts. You get the sense that nothing would be too much trouble if it made your stay more comfortable and pleasant. The cottage has everything that you would need on a break and it is so good to be in a place that does not have a television! Not knowing what is...

1Thank SootyCambridge
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Had a lovely couple of nights there in the self contained cottage. Was very spacious, with everything you could need: bbq, kitchen, bath and shower, and a sitting room with a great selection of board games. Gardens were very pretty and peaceful, and the waterfall was great for a dip. Staff were incredibly friendly and welcoming. Couldn't recommend this enough.

Thank mteam
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 April 2015

Rampura Water Gardens' accommodation is set amidst the most beautiful and tranquil gardens with two distinctly different walks, one around formal landscaped gardens with ponds galore and the other through a less formal area to a waterfall. The accommodation chalets are roomy with separate bedroom, sitting, dining and kitchen areas. All are fully equipped. But be prepared and come with...

Thank Mums4Kids
Silicon Valley
Reviewed 5 March 2015

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...

Thank LoveTheSunshine82
Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 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...

1Thank AJD
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...

Thank russek
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...

Thank 771Naturelover
Yeovil, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2015

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...

Thank redhorsegoggles

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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: €106 - €195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“Either lodge or cottage are as quite as can be.”
 of 5 bubbles SootyCambridge, 13 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Come with food and earplugs as the roof is noisy when it rains or something crawls over it!”
 of 5 bubbles Mums4Kids, 6 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Suggest you get some supplies from Thames for meals if you don't plan on venturing out and the restaurant is closed over winter.”
 of 5 bubbles RobynF355, 4 Dec 2014 | Read review
“The Lodge is better than the cottage and probably worth the extra $'s”
 of 5 bubbles FrequentFlyer123, 14 Oct 2011 | Read review
“Stay 2 nights”
 of 5 bubbles AdelaideJulie, 17 Jun 2011 | Read review
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