Experience the tranquil beauty of Rapaura Watergardens on The Coromandel Peninsula New Zealand
Rapaura is an example of man in harmony with nature. Abundant native bush and ferns, watergardens, birds (Tuis, Fantails, Silver Eyes and Wood Pigeons), meandering walks over bridges and streams and a bush walk to a cascading waterfall.
There are seasonal displays of native and exotic flowers. Irises and Bog plants in spring, Azaleas and Rhododendrons followed by Orchids, Begonias, Hydrangeas and Water Lilies from November to April. All of these are interspersed with garden art.
When Fritz and Josephine Loennig purchased 64 acres of bush and grazing land in the Tapu Valley in the early 1960's, little did they realise that Rapaura would one day attract international visitors.
The present owner, Sally Sank, is dedicated to the ongoing creation and nurturing of Rapaura according to Fritz and Josephine's vision, believing that 'The best Garden is a well-kept wilderness'.
586 Tapu-Coroglen Road
Adults : $15
Child : $6
Family : $36 (2 x adults + 2 x children)
May - Sept
Adults : $10
Child : $2
- Bus park available
Disable toilets also available
Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Breakfast, Morning tea, Lunch and After tea served
- Home baked cakes
- Toasted sandwiches
- Hearty soups served with home baked beer bread
- Selection of Bruschetta
- Signature Dishes like fresh Hauraki Flounder
- Holder of Beef and Lamb Excellence Award 2011 - 2014
- 'Dam' good coffee
Maximum number 60 pax
Located about 90 minutes drive from Auckland along the spectacular Pacific Coast Highway and a similar distance to the cities of both Rotorua and Tauranga, The Coromandel is one of New Zealand's premier holiday destinations.
The Coromandel's dramatic and unspoiled coast, with native pohutukawa trees on the western side and beautiful white sandy beaches on the east, offers endless opportunities for fishing, diving, boating, surfing and swimming.
Artworks on display in the grounds are Ponga sculptures by an award winning artist. One of the pieces of art on display in the garden is a Genesa crystal. Rapaura is also home to one of Ian Trousdell's water sculptures, a flowform.