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“Nice place to visit and have a coffee!”

RAPAURA Watergardens
Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Thames
Certificate of Excellence
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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’.
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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“Nice place to visit and have a coffee!”
Reviewed April 28, 2014

Beautiful, relaxing, stay an hour or two!
The gardens are very well kept, and you are greeted by the owner herself who is very knowledgeable and helpful.

Visited April 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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“A little eden”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

You can probably get better, but you will need to travel far and wide. We visited shortly after the facility had a flood devastating the environment although no structural damage, yet the birds sang in the trees, the waterfall sang its welcome song and the hostess were just marvellous with great coffee and cake. We spend about 1,5 hours there, taking LOTS of photos of the marvellous waterfall and then ended the visit in the dining area. Lovely place to find yourself if you take the time to sit on a bench next to the pond and see the eden-like beauty of this place.

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Conleym
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Whitianga, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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“Piece of paradise. Highly recommended”
Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Will visit again in summer to experience the flowers in full bloom. Wonderful people and great views of the waterfall.

Visited April 2014
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Peaceful paradise, even in the rain”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

Stopped on first day to nz on way to hot water beach, drive is spectacular, gardens were great, ducks cute, cafe looked like it had divine food. Really chilled atmosphere, wish we could have stayed longer.

Visited April 2014
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2 Thank Bou1506
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Thames, New Zealand
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Peaceful setting, good food”
Reviewed April 19, 2014

We had a pleasant lunch with friends. The food was delicious and there was a good selection. Friendly, unobtrusive service.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Kiwi_Zoeee
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