RAPAURA Watergardens, Thames

(4.2/5 based on 160 reviews on the web)
Enjoy the colors and scents of an award-winning garden at RAPAURA Watergardens, a tranquil oasis abundant with native plant and animal life. The seasonal displays of domestic and exotic flowers make this a great place to amble around at all times of year. See the rushing waters of natural waterfalls and listen to the sounds of the forest in this 26 hectare (64 acre) park. You can relax at the onsite restaurant/cafe (the cafe is open October-April), and extend your visit at one of the attraction's two boutique accommodations. Make RAPAURA Watergardens part of your personalized Thames itinerary using our Thames travel itinerary planner.
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  • We spent a lovely couple of hours walking through these delightful gardens. One part is man made and the other part natural - winding our way up to a delightful cascading waterfalls. The gardens were ...  more »
  • A lovely peaceful place with lots of Lily ponds,beautifully kept even if not overcultivated. Lots of ducks and peaceful woodland walk to the waterfalls. Entry cost a little high but we enjoyed several...  more »
  • We try to stop at every garden when we are in New Zealand. This one has a special twist in it's use of water in fountains, ponds and waterfalls. The owner (?) greeted us as we arrived to buy our ticke...  more »
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  • Before arriving here I was honestly worried about how to kill our time without internet as there was no WiFi or mobile network in the villa. I was happily proved wrong. My wife and I walked along the tracks to touch the real nature here, and had a peaceful night by listening to the music and talking to each other. This place is unbelievably marvelous and reminded us of one of the simple but often overlooked principles of our life - to live, to talk, to laugh and to share with the people who are really important to us.
  • A beautifully planned garden, not much flowering in February but still showing great bones. We so enjoyed the shady walks and the greeness on such a hot day. The walk up to the waterfall is well worth the time. The meal at the restaurant was the best meal of our trip. Seeing this garden in spring would be ideal, when all the magnolias, rhodos, camellias etc will be flowering.
  • Price to the gardens is a little bit too high (15 $), but the guys from the Restaurant are very friendly and the food was great.
  • Really nice gardens with an excellent waterfall.
  • Don't waste time, effort and money in this very commonly decorated garden....$15 for the entry is not worth it.... U will thank me for providing this review....