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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in Thames
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
Owner description: A mature property, which has evolved over more than 45 years, Rapaura Watergardens offers something for everyone; native... more » 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’. « less
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Ranked #2 of 13 attractions in Thames
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
Owner description: Tranquil 5 acre garden paradise, with bridges, waterfalls, waterwheels and magical fountains. Imprinted concrete paths... more » Owner description: Tranquil 5 acre garden paradise, with bridges, waterfalls, waterwheels and magical fountains. Imprinted concrete paths throughout, combined with a huge variety of plantings, make these gardens ideal for year round viewing. Friendly hand fed birds, plus funny signs and scenes throughout the gardens gaurentee to make you laugh. Cafe, giftshop, picnic areas, playground, plus function centre for weddings, etc. « less
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Ranked #3 of 13 attractions in Thames
Category: Biking Trails; Sports
Owner description: The Hauraki Rail Trail is only 1.5 hours from Auckland and passes through Thames, Paeroa, Waihi and Te Aroha. The trail is a... more » Owner description: The Hauraki Rail Trail is only 1.5 hours from Auckland and passes through Thames, Paeroa, Waihi and Te Aroha. The trail is a family friendly and is an easy grade one ride, suitable for all ages and abilities. A true sense of pioneering hospitality and mouth-watering food can be tasted along the way, fare to satisfy the most ardent explorer. The Trail also passes through the Karangahake gorge known as one of New Zealand's 14 wonders. « less
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Ranked #4 of 13 attractions in Thames
Category: Sightseeing Tours
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Ranked #5 of 13 attractions in Thames
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #7 of 13 attractions in Thames
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #8 of 13 attractions in Thames
Category: Hot Springs/ Geysers; Wellness Spas
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Ranked #9 of 13 attractions in Thames
Category: Specialty Shops; Clubs
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Ranked #10 of 13 attractions in Thames
Category: History Museums; Cultural
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Ranked #11 of 13 attractions in Thames
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Ranked #12 of 13 attractions in Thames
Category: History Museums; Museums
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