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Tarata Fishaway
Ranked #1 of 2 Taihape B&B and Inns
Reviewed 27 March 2013

I have just spent my fourth time at Tarata and loved every minute of it. A true kiwi experience with great fishing, superb guide and hosts. I cannot recommend this place high enough as I get a lot of fishing but this is and remains my favourite spot. Thanks Trudi and Stephen for a tremendous three days of fishing, food and adventure.

Room Tip: Book early - there are not many rooms in this remote resort.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 March 2013 via mobile

We stayed with Trudi and her family after Christmas and have been meaning to review it since. I can't say enough good things about the "honeymooners" lodge our family stayed in. Great value and an awesome cottage in a great setting. Really liked the spa on the deck with the river view, and the morning walk down to the swimming hole at the river. As hosts they were attentive but not obtrusive, and obviously delighted in showing my daughters the farm animals and shearing as part of the package. Quad biking trip was fun but not for the faint hearted. We had dramas on the family rafting trip when my youngest had a hay fever attack, but nicely salvaged when we got winched out at Mokai Canyon. All in all an excellent experience in the hidden treasure that is the Manawatu area.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Reviewed 20 January 2013

We were booked a night in the Treehouse through New Zealand Fine Tours and we wanted to spend more time! The treehouse is set on a quite family farm overlooking an incredible gorge! The kids ran and played and tired themselves out. Steven and Trudy were fabulous hosts, we didn't have time for the rafting trip but they set the boys up with a rod and reel for some morning fishing on the river. The two bedroom apartment was adjusted to suit our family with extra beds moved in. We had plenty of space to relax, cook come burgers on the barbeque, and enjoy dinner and wine on the deck looking out at the fantastic canyon.

If we ever travel back to New Zealand we'll definitely book a couple of nights at the Tarata Fishaway!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 October 2012

The place is just beautiful, roaring fire, lambs to feed, the goregous river and bush and the cliffs, a sensational part of the country I had never seen before after driving up and down SH1 a million times. And Stephen and Trudi are perfect hosts, very NZ and down to earth and welcoming. We had driven from Wellington to Auckland via Rotorua and stayed one night here on our way back. Our kids rated our few hours and night here as the highlight of the trip, this after having been to all the big attractions in Rotorua and Auckland.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 May 2012

My wife, 2 young daughters and I stumbled across Tarata in January of this year - I returned in April for a dedicated week of fishing. This place is just sensational; there's no other way to put it. There's the extraordinay scenery, the wide selection of kid/family friendly activities (scenic rafting, feeding the animals, "magic carpet rides" to name a few) and the best fly fishing I have ever experienced. The accomodation is comfortable, the food is outrageously wonderful; but best of all Trudi, Steve and their girls will make you feel like you are one of the family with hospitality and a sense of fun that is so rare these days.
You need to experience this for yourself. Tarata is truly special. I am almost reluctant to share this with anyone, it's the best kept secret!

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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 May 2012

A great family trip! The views are breathtaking, the accomidations are cozy, the food is wonderful and the hospitality was beyond incredible! Rafting down the Rangitikei River was gorgeous. We had a great time fishing and exploring as a family. Traveling with 2 children (10 & 7),everyone made us feel right at home. The children were constantly entertained with the animals and the farm and Steve, Trudie and Michaela were wonderful hosts! We felt like members of their family. We can't wait to visit New Zealand again and Tarata Fishaway will definately be our first stop!

Room Tip: All of the accomidations were beautiful. They have jacuzzi tubs overlooking the beautiful scenery...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 May 2012

Tarata fishaway consistently delivers beyond expections. We love the River Retreat accommodation. Its perched on the edge of the magnificent Rangitikei River gorge. The only sounds are birds and the river below. I took a short walk to the river and caught three trout in an hour. Then back for a BBQ dinner followed by a soak in the hot tub under moonlight. The kids loves all the animals; possums, rabbits, lamas, dogs, a pet deer, and farm animals. Trudi & Steve always have time to chat and make us feel welcome. We keep going back for more.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Taihape
Price Range: £63 - £116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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 
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Tarata Fishaway New Zealand/Taihape

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