RAPAURA Watergardens, Thames

4.4
#1 of 6 in Parks in Thames
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.
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  • Out and about we decided it was time to try a lunch at Rapaura. We always said we would. The service here is top notch. The chef takes pride in presenting a special treat. So if you find yourself wait...  more »
  • Drove all the way from Thames to visit believing it was a public domain/amenity, having seen it in one of the local tourist "to-do" pamphlets. Got there only to discover there's a NZ$15.00 per adult e...  more »
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  • 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!
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