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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful place. Found this place on 'pets can come too'. Hosts are wonderful: friendly and very very accommodating. The treehouse is a lovely place to stay, with wonderful views looking over the gorge from the tree house and the hot tub. Very accommodating for dogs (fenced courtyard and fenced paddock next door). We did the 3 to 5...

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Ohio
Reviewed November 6, 2016

We stayed for 2 nights in the tree house. Plenty of room for 2 couples and a clean, comfortable and well equipped location with the most amazing view from the sitting room window (and the spacious decks). One night we cooked for ourselves and the next Trudi, Steven and Michaela arrived with a delicious home cooked 3 course dinner. Everything...

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Trudi M, Owner at Tarata Fishaway, responded to this review

Thank you to everyone for your wonderful comments and for taking the time to use TripAdvisor. It makes it all worth while and so much fun. Looking forward to Summer. Merry Christmas! from all at Tarata

Port Angeles, Washington
Reviewed September 28, 2016

We were on a "Self-Drive New Zealand Tour" and the agent picked this accommodation...we did not realize the drive was nice and we arrived hungry. The place is absolutely wonderful, beautiful scenery. The owners were nice enough to bring us dinner & beer!..the next day we were taken around their property and then into their home for coffee..very gracious family...wish...

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Trudi M, Owner at Tarata Fishaway, responded to this review

Thank you to everyone for your wonderful comments and for taking the time to use TripAdvisor. It makes it all worth while and so much fun. Looking forward to Summer. Merry Christmas! from all at Tarata

Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

What a magical place arrived to a beautiful view of the rangitikei river. The river retreat was a lovely little two bedroom house with all the facilities a spa bath in the main room. A spa on the deck outside overlooking the amazing view. Very clean and cosy. Great place to get away from it all and recharge the batteries....

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed July 25, 2016

The accommodation was spotless - not shortcomings anywhere - perfect bedroom, bathroom and kitchen plus if you need it, accommodation for pets! Waking up in this beautiful spot fell like paradise! Apart from the environment there are many summer activities as well - including organised fishing.

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Whanganui, New Zealand
Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I booked into Tarata Fishaway at the River Retreat and fell in love with it. After a couple of stressful months we wanted to go away for a night that was away from the rest of the world and that's exactly what we got. No cellphone coverage, no distractions - just a spa, an amazing view and...

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Mysore, Karnataka, India
Reviewed April 21, 2016

let me share one unforgettable day out of 27 days of self drive NZ country side tour i wanted to visit this place after watching lords of ring and hobbit which were shot at this place. you need to plan properly and book in advance choosing right season to avoid disappointment coz of rain we were 2 and drive from...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed March 11, 2016

My husband and I stayed two nights at this wonderful fishing lodge , hosted by Trudi and Stephen who, with all of their pets, are so welcoming. We both had a great day on the river fishing, rafting and taking photographs. This visit added so much to our New Zealand vacation. Be sure to take food and booze in with...

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Trudi M, Owner at Tarata Fishaway, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We love sharing our little piece of paradise. Look forward to your return.

Stow-on-the-Wold, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

Our stay at the Tarata Fishaway Lodge was the high point of our seven week tour of New Zealand. Hosts Steven and Trudi made our time here unforgettable. Great hospitality and what a location!... it's like waking up in a movie. Steve certainly knows what he's doing on the river, with the result that we had two fantastic days fishing...

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Trudi M, Owner at Tarata Fishaway, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We love sharing our little piece of paradise. We thought you were movie stars. See you next time. Glad you received your clothes ok. :)

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed February 2, 2016

We spent 2 unforgettable days at this truly remarkable property! It's off the beaten track along the Rangitikei River. Our hosts, Steve and Trudi, couldn't have made us feel more welcome. We stayed in the Treehouse which was comfortably furnished and took advantage of the magnificent view of the Rangitikei. We had a full kitchen and use of laundry facilities....

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Trudi M, Owner at Tarata Fishaway, responded to this review

Really enjoyed your review. We love sharing our little piece of paradise. Yes its going to be sad to see the puppies go next week, they have grown so much. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Tarata Fishaway

Address: 925 Mokai Road | RD 3, Taihape 4793, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Rangitikei District > Taihape
Price Range: $86 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“Tree house or River retreat for the views”
 of 5 bubbles QNDW, Nov 6, 2016 | Read review
“It is a very remote, romantic escape!”
 of 5 bubbles lori118, Sep 28, 2016 | Read review
“if u r 2 opt for river retreat more than 4 book tree top”
 of 5 bubbles 525sureshs, Apr 21, 2016 | Read review
“Tree house is excellent, spar and wine and view.”
 of 5 bubbles S2208WOpeterw, Dec 17, 2015 | Read review
“The treehouse offers amazing views”
 of 5 bubbles sidNelson, Dec 8, 2015 | Read review
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