586 TAPU-COROGLEN ROAD, RD5, THAMES PH 07 868 4821 | RAPAURA.COM
Endorsed, as a ‘Garden of Significance’ by the New Zealand Gardens Trust, Rapaura Watergardens is a 64-acre private estate nestled in the Coromandel Forest Park within 2 hours drive of Auckland. Meander along the 2km (approx. 45mins) garden walk past lily ponds, seasonal flora, garden sculptures and a walk through regenerating native forest to a cascading waterfall, ‘The Seven Stairs to Heaven’. Koru Café and boutique accommodation also available.