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Tarata Fishaway

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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.
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Hawkes Bay Airport77 km
Palmerston North Airport78 km
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kanuka is something special. The house is immaculately presented but homely and comfortable. Trudy's luxurious touch of fresh flowers throughout the house made us feel special. The view is amazing, especially sitting in the private clifftop spa, and from the spacious deck. It is an...More

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Response from Trudi M, Owner at Tarata FishawayResponded 2 weeks ago

Thankyou for taking the time to send us a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for leaving Kanuka lovely and clean. Yes come back over the summer and we will take you rafting and stop to enjoy a picnic lunch...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky to be the first paying guests to stay at the brand new Tarata fishaway accommodation called 'Kanuka' Kanuka is situated about 10 mins out of Taihape and about 30 minutes away from Tarata lodge itself. It is a brand new 3 bedroom/...More

Thank MareeM85
Response from Trudi M, Owner at Tarata FishawayResponded 3 weeks ago

Finally we have it all finished and welcomed our first family to stay. Thankyou for your kind words and your feed back. Loved the photo of all of you in the raft. What a gorgeous day. Thank you so much for taking such good care...More

Reviewed 16 October 2018

We stayed for 3 nights at the River Retreat to celebrate my wife Gill's birthday. We were welcomed by Mikayla who explained all that we needed to know about how to operate things (including the spa pool) and who ensured throughout our stay that we...More

Thank Johnlock2591
Response from Trudi M, Owner at Tarata FishawayResponded 17 October 2018

Thanks guys. We loved sharing Tarata with you and so glad you had that well deserved relax. Look forward to your return in January. See you next year and this time we will get you on the river. LOL

Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

This was a fantastic weekend away I had in the dog friendly unit with my mate Kairo ( Border Collie ) This is a separate unit especially for dog owners to bring their beloved companions with them on holiday at is a great idea and...More

Thank Gary A
Response from Trudi M, Owner at Tarata FishawayResponded 17 October 2018

Thankyou Gary and Kairo for writing a review. We loved having you both. Kairo was so well behaved and a natural on the raft. You were too LOL. It was such a lovely day on the river, a perfect way to spend a sunny day....More

Reviewed 5 March 2018

Went here with my hubby to celebrate our wedding anniversary. What a lovely place - a little piece of paradise. No internet or cellphone coverage, just what we needed total relaxation away from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. Our hosts Trudi and...More

Thank Vicki D
Response from Trudi M, Owner at Tarata FishawayResponded 7 March 2018

Thanks guys for your wonderful review. We very much enjoyed having you.The fishermen enjoyed your company too. See you again soon maybe with some family members from the UK. We can fill the rafts and make it a real special adventure from Tarata to the...More

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"10 minutes from Taihape"
3 weeks ago
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"We stayed in the River Retreat as a couple, is very secluded with stunning views and very spacious."
21 Jan. 2018
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"Tree house or River retreat for the views"
6 Nov. 2016
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"It is a very remote, romantic escape!"
28 Sep. 2016
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New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionRangitikei DistrictTaihape
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