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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 12 March 2016

My husband and I stayed two nights at this wonderful fishing lodge , hosted by Trudi and Stephen who, with all of their pets, are so welcoming. We both had a great day on the river fishing, rafting and taking photographs. This visit added so much to our New Zealand vacation. Be sure to take food and booze in with...

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Trudi M, Owner at Tarata Fishaway, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We love sharing our little piece of paradise. Look forward to your return.

Stow-on-the-Wold, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Our stay at the Tarata Fishaway Lodge was the high point of our seven week tour of New Zealand. Hosts Steven and Trudi made our time here unforgettable. Great hospitality and what a location!... it's like waking up in a movie. Steve certainly knows what he's doing on the river, with the result that we had two fantastic days fishing...

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Trudi M, Owner at Tarata Fishaway, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We love sharing our little piece of paradise. We thought you were movie stars. See you next time. Glad you received your clothes ok. :)

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 February 2016

We spent 2 unforgettable days at this truly remarkable property! It's off the beaten track along the Rangitikei River. Our hosts, Steve and Trudi, couldn't have made us feel more welcome. We stayed in the Treehouse which was comfortably furnished and took advantage of the magnificent view of the Rangitikei. We had a full kitchen and use of laundry facilities....

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Trudi M, Owner at Tarata Fishaway, responded to this review

Really enjoyed your review. We love sharing our little piece of paradise. Yes its going to be sad to see the puppies go next week, they have grown so much. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Wellington
Reviewed 29 January 2016

A remote place to relax and enjoy a great river and scenery. Although it is stated as being a Fishaway Lodge it is a great place to just relax and walk and enjoy the Rangitikei river. We really enjoyed the trip down the river, very safe and amazing scenery. For overseas visitors this is a great place to visit. Its...

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Trudi M, Owner at Tarata Fishaway, responded to this review

Yes we get lots of people that come to stay that don't fish. Thank you for pointing this out to our readers. So glad you had a lovely time.

Reviewed 23 December 2015

Myself and another Aussie mate recently spent 10 days at Tarata and, having spent 15 years travelling to New Zealand for fly fishing holidays, can confidently say that this was the best overall hospitality we have both experienced. Steve and Trudi (and the girls) are fantastic hosts and their property at Tarata is a credit to 20 years of hard...

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Trudi M, Owner at Tarata Fishaway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write. Stephen really enjoyed the fishing with you both and looks forward to your return next season.

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 December 2015

I wanted a farm adventure for the children and found so much more. It's a little bit of a trek off the beaten track, but so very worth it. We stayed in the Treehouse with balcony and spa overlooking the river - such a stunning scene. House had everything we needed, and was very clean and welcoming. But the highlights...

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Trudi M, Owner at Tarata Fishaway, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. All the animals are doing well and look forward to your next visit.

Flinders, Australia
Reviewed 17 December 2015

For fantastic fly fishing with a superb guide and remarkable scenery in a remote location this is absolutely world class. In 50 years of fly fishing in some of worlds best places this is hard to beat. Excellent accommodation and scenic rafting for non fisher companion. Hot tub with a glass of wine and mind boggling scenery at end of...

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Trudi M, Owner at Tarata Fishaway, responded to this review

Hi Peter, We always love having you. Look forward to next season. :)

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 December 2015

We came here as a group of Aussie fly fishers on the recommendation of one of our club members and the experience of the rafting trip far exceeded our expectations. From the outset we were warmly and enthusiastically greeted by Steve and after Trudi arranged out licences we boarded the raft. Steve certainly knows and values this world class trout...

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Trudi M, Owner at Tarata Fishaway, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. The season continued to be outstanding. With great weather and fishing. Look forward to your return.

nelson
Reviewed 8 December 2015

My husband and I recently spent a weekend at Tarata with our son and his partner. The whole experience was great right from the get go. Trudy and Steve were amazing hosts and the treehouse accommodation was perfect. The fridge was stocked with breakfast supplies from juice through to yoghurt, cereals and fresh fruit, all at no extra cost. If...

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Trudi M, Owner at Tarata Fishaway, responded to this review

Thank you for the praise. Its easy to do what we do and share with visitors like you.

Kaikoura, null, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 August 2015

Outstanding weekend, Tarata is a beautiful gem that will always hold warm memories for us. Can't wait to return and share the heaven again. Awesome hosts (thank you Trudi and Steve), fantastic location and incredible accommodation!! Highly recommended. 😀💝😀

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Trudi M, Owner at Tarata Fishaway, responded to this review

Thanks Linda, Hopefully you can come back this Summer and have your day on the River Fishing.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a Fishing/Farm lodge in the remote Mokai Valley right on the Rangitikei River. Trout fishing right at your door step. Gorgeous accommodation and amazing scenery. Very quiet and private with own spa pool and the trout fishing is amazing. Enjoy a scenic raft trip or just enjoy the stunning scenery. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tarata Fishaway

Address: 925 Mokai Road | RD 3, Taihape 4793, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Rangitikei District > Taihape
Price Range: £163 - £163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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Tarata Fishaway New Zealand/Taihape
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