We came across the watergarden while wandering around Coromandel. Mrs. Sank kindly showed us the cottage which we immediately booked for one night but now wish it had been longer. Such a marvelous hidden treasure about 6km off the main road between Thames and Coromandel town - if we had known about it, we would never have bothered with the latter.
So we wound our way back to Rapaura for the night and had a magical stay in the cozy cottage during a torential downpour. We had taken our own food in and therefore could just sit back and enjoy the rain, peace and quiet, and solitude. fortunately today we had a lovely clearing spell and could enjoy the gardens. Absolutely stunning - how lucky the Sank family is to live here.
Koru - the cafe is a delight and staffed by Sacha - chef extraordinaire. Excellent baked goods and coffee and you just don't want to leave.
When we come back to NZ, this will be the first place we will head...
You come away totally refreshed and ready to face the world...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally situated as a base from which to explore the Coromandel, we offer comfortable self-catering accommodation in a boutique lodge or garden cottage. While the estate is open to the public during the hours of 9-5, in the evening it becomes your private playground. Take a bush walk, swim at the waterfalls, barbeque and experience nature at its best. No TV, just peace and the sound of running water ... more less
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