Enjoy the peace and tranquility of this almost hidden watergarden, set in a 64 acre valley surrounded by the Coromandel Forest Park. There are 14 ponds, covered with waterlilies from November to April and a bush walk to a seven-tiered cascading waterfall. Many native species such as kauri, rimu, rewarewa and cabbage trees can be found in this garden full of rippling streams, fountains, sculptures and so much more. Garden of Distinction Award winner.
Accommodation is available in either the self-catering cottage sleeping up to 4 and the luxury Lodge with 2 queen-sized bedrooms.
Both the Cottage and the Lodge are completely self-contained.
Open: 15 September – 7 June every day, incl public holidays 9am – 5pm 7 June – 15 September. By appointment
Admission: $10.00 Adults $4.00 children 5 – 15 years Group rates by arrangement
Directions: Half an hour north of Thames. Upon reaching Tapu Village, turn right onto Tapu-Coroglen Road and follow signs for 10 minutes to Rapaura
Parking: Large car park in the grounds with room for coaches and campervan groups.