Trip Planner: South Pacific / New Zealand / North Island / Waikato Region / Coromandel Peninsula / Thames / RAPAURA Watergardens
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. Take a look at our Thames tour itinerary maker app to schedule your visit to RAPAURA Watergardens and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
RAPAURA Watergardens reviews
Raupaura Watergardens is a unique place as the walks are tranquil through shady paths past numerous little water works cleverly designed. The walk up to the waterfall is well built. The red Monet... more »
I highly recommend this easy walk with awesome waterfall view. The man we got our tickets from was incredibly friendly and welcoming and even gave us some food for the ducks. We also went to the... more »
Would probably rate this a 3.5. Well kept gardens with a great lily pond (very large pond). Walk to waterfall ok but would be a bit weary of the incline and path for visitors if any mobility... more »
What an amazing place. Gardens were beautiful, a real credit to the owner. Then the food. Oh my god so delicious. Everything was perfect. The owner, chef and staff all take the time to come and chat to you.
Such a relaxing and calming place! A must for anyone seeking mindfulness. Try having a coffee or tea at their outdoor tables. Wort every minute!
Awesome, awesome place. Well worth the entry fee. Lovely, peaceful forest walk up to the waterfalls and the gardens were fantastic. Lots to look at. AND the cafe / restaurant was fabulous. Best scone I've had in a long time, great coffee and tea! And the owner is lovely, friendly and helpful. Highly recommend a visit here, it is well worth the trip and we will definitely be back!!!
This is a beautiful cafe in an exquisite setting, The food is well prepared and the menu features local food, prepared with care, Everything is delicious and well presented and the restaurant itself is lovely and well appointed. Stop here for coffee and cake after viewing the gardens (and you must do that) or for lunch, Portions are generous
Some of the garden and water elements are spectacular. However, the number of things to see is quite small. Overall, nice place and we stayed overnight in their cottage which was spacious and with good views.
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