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Tarata Fishaway

5251 Mokai Road | RD 3, Taihape, New Zealand
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Tarata Fishaway
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We absolutely love this place - top quality in an amazing location. If you need to blob this is the place to go. If you want to go for a helicopter flight it can be arranged for the pick up right here. We stayed a night in the bush with chopper drop off and pick up then came back to... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Charming. We arrived late, and the proprietor (I forget his name) had a hearty meal ready that his wife prepared. My husband and I drank some wine and danced to old records before bed. A lovely honeymoon memory that made us want our own record-player back home. In the morning we awoke to a misty gorge. The proprietor took us... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The standard advice when tarevlling New Zeeland seems to be: "don't pend to much time on the North Island". This is a shame, as many risk not getting the chance to visit Tarata Fishaway. This wonderful family run establishment is set in stunning environments, with views that take your breath away! On top of this, the home cooked meals are... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Ten of us stayed in the tree house for four days over Christmas. We had a blast! Amazing views out our windows of the Rangitikei gorge. The kids loved the activities: mini golf (not the usual), magic carpet ride, skeet shooting, river rafting, trout fishing, sheep shearing, goat feeding and the highlight…possum hunting. Steve and Trudi were gracious hosts and... More

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Penang Island, Malaysia
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We were fortunate to stay 2 nights at the River Retreat and were drowned with amazing views. Steven with his unique sense of humour, shared stories with us and made us laugh. We had a barbecue at the patio of the River Retreat and soaked in the hot tub afterwards. Very romantic place to stay and would recommend to anyone... More

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Canberra, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We stayed at the River Retreat for two nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We stayed at this place because we needed somewhere close to the Gravity Canyon Flying fox/bungy centre. This is just 6kms (down a gravel road) from there and it had good reviews on trip advisor. The river treat is a beautiful little cottage with both indoor... More

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Taupo, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We have had a fantastic couple of nights at Tarata - we do not fish but just enjoyed the relaxation, soaking in the hot tub, some walking. We did not tackle the walk to the river but Stephen drove us down and back - well we are getting older. We loved the farm animals, the Labrador puppies, the St. Bernards,... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We were originally booked as volunteers for DOC to walk a trapping line over 2 days and this place is near we would come out of the bush so thought a couple of nights here would be fantastic. The DOC work fell through (due to funding) but we decided to come here anyway and well we didn't regret that decision.... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

I have just spent my fourth time at Tarata and loved every minute of it. A true kiwi experience with great fishing, superb guide and hosts. I cannot recommend this place high enough as I get a lot of fishing but this is and remains my favourite spot. Thanks Trudi and Stephen for a tremendous three days of fishing, food... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We stayed with Trudi and her family after Christmas and have been meaning to review it since. I can't say enough good things about the "honeymooners" lodge our family stayed in. Great value and an awesome cottage in a great setting. Really liked the spa on the deck with the river view, and the morning walk down to the swimming... More

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Address: 5251 Mokai Road | RD 3, Taihape, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Rangitikei District > Taihape
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$

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We are a Fishing/Farm lodge in the remote Mokai Valley right on the Rangitikei River. Trout fishing right at your door step. Gorgeous accommodation and amazing scenery. Very quiet and private with own spa pool and the trout fishing is amazing. Enjoy a scenic raft trip or just enjoy the stunning scenery. ... more   less 
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