Issued 28th Jan 2023 and as at 7th Feb 2023 - The Coromandel has experienced a severe weather event, with a state of emergency declared on 3 Feb 2023. As a result, SH25a and the Tapu Coroglen roads have been closed. Some local DOC campsites are also closed. Please take care in and around the region and keep up to date through the following agencies. Driving times and routes can be found here.

Rapaura Watergardens

Awarded ‘Garden of Significance’ by the New Zealand Gardens Trust. Rapaura presents visitors with New Zealand’s nature. Experience the natural bush walk to the 'Seven Stairs to Heaven'.

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Rapaura is a 64-acre private estate nestled in the midst of the Coromandel Forest Park, 20 minutes north of Thames, offering a superb example of New Zealand nature at its best. A mature property, which has evolved over more than 30 years, Rapaura offers something for everyone.

Native trees and ferns, seasonal exotics, birds in their natural environment, lily ponds, water features, meandering walks over bridges and streams, ponga sculptures by an award winning artist and a relaxing bush walk to a cascading waterfall, 'The Seven Stairs to Heaven'. Cafe and craft shop also available.

Ideally situated as a base from which to explore the Coromandel, we also offer self-catering accommodation in a lodge or garden cottage.

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Price
$5 – $15
Physical Address

586 Tapu Coroglen Road
RD5, Thames
New Zealand

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