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Pleasant gardens

Would probably rate this a 3.5. Well kept gardens with a great lily pond (very large pond). Walk to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carleen72
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Worth the entrance fee!

Beautiful gardens, lovely walk, perfect way to get those steps on the fitness tracker! The day we... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2021
fandingo
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 January 2021

Beautiful gardens, lovely walk, perfect way to get those steps on the fitness tracker! The day we visited was a weekday, so we had the place just about to ourselves.

Date of experience: March 2020
Thank fandingo
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Reviewed 20 January 2021 via mobile

So beautiful and tidy gardens. Nice walk ending in a beautiful waterfall. Very friendly staff and amazing coffee shop. Any cent spent worthed.

Date of experience: January 2021
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Reviewed 8 January 2021

Certainly a lot of work and some variety has gone into these gardens. Much in the shade so a good place to wander even on a hot, sunny day. Waterfall not hugely spectacular with regards to height, but well worth the short walk to take in at close quarters.

Date of experience: January 2021
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Reviewed 15 December 2020 via mobile

Really loved the waterfalls. I think this is a good option for people wanting to experience some of the beautiful bush out here, without having to do a full on bush walk.

We really appreciated the thorough instructions and advice for what do in the area from the kind man on reception.

We spent about 45 mins doing both walks, a sit by one of the ponds, and also exploring the waterfalls a little.

Would recommend to those wanting to do something easy going and quaint.

Also just a few minutes drive from the square Kauri, which is also a relatively easy walk (short, though up hill)

Date of experience: December 2020
Thank Parkertron
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Reviewed 26 November 2020

Super location only 25kms from Thames-peaceful, beautiful, gorgeous with large gardens and a walking path to the waterfall. A true gem off the beaten path with wonderful hosts and everything you need if you choose a special stay in the cottage including scented oils!! Breakfast provisions included fresh eggs and plunger coffee. There's a lovely little cafe too with lots of yummy goodies!

Date of experience: November 2020
Thank cgabrielle49
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