Experience the tranquil beauty of Rapaura Watergardens on The Coromandel Peninsula New Zealand
Rapaura is an example of a man in harmony with nature. Abundant native bush and ferns, water gardens, birds (Tuis, Fantails, Silver Eyes and Wood Pigeons), meandering walk over bridges and streams and a bushwalk 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.
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When Fritz and Josephine Loennig purchased 64 acres of bush and grazing land in the Tapu Valley in the early 1960s, 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'.
At Rapaura we also cater for Group visits, weddings (ceremony, reception and bridal accommodation) and private functions. Please call or for more information.
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 flow form.
Rapaura Watergardens, 586 Tapu-Coroglen Road, RD5, Thames 3575