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Stephen and Trudi Mattock

  • 027 227 4986
    027 279 7037


Turn off State Highway 1.6kms south of Taihape.

Turn left at crossroads following Tarata signs.

Look for 925 Mokai Road (Tarata Lodge is on the mail box.)

Welcome to

Tarata Fishaway Lodge,
the Rangitikei River Retreat

“Absolutely amazing ”

My partner and I booked into Tarata Fishaway at the River Retreat and fell in love with it. After a couple of stressful months we wanted to go away for a night that was away from the rest of the world and that's exactly what we got. No cellphone coverage, no distractions - just a spa, an amazing view and the sound of tuis. The food was made with love and little gestures like fresh flowers scattered around the house, petals on the bed and candles with dinner just made it so much more romantic. Overall, the view, the hospitality and the accommodation was just amazing. We will definitely be back! Thank you so much! Stayed April 2016, travelled as a couple

Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile Tweet

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We are your hosts

The Mattock family, Stephen, Trudi, Stephanie, Brylee and Mikayla.

Our aim is to make your stay comfortable, memorable and fun.

In addition to the breath taking views, we have lots of things to keep you entertained including farm pets, river swimming, spa pools, Clay bird shooting, ‘magic carpet’ rides, farm tours, spot light safaris and unique trout fishing right at our doorstep.

Stephen, Brylee & Mikayla offer guided fishing and rafting trips for all ages.

Whether it is by the River on a hot summers day with a book or taking one of the wonderful walks in the valley, there is something special for the whole family.

We will even deliver a candle light dinner to your door if you prefer.
We think Tarata is truly a magic place and we would love sharing it with you.