water gardens

Owner: Mrs Sally Sank
Address: 586 Tapu-Coroglen Road, RD5 Thames 3575 Coromandel, 2821
07 868 4821 | Fax: 07 868 4821
Email: info@rapaura.com | www.rapaura.com
Sacha or Sally Sank


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.