Waimarino Adventure Park

Waimarino Adventure Park, Tauranga: Hours, Address, Waimarino Adventure Park Reviews: 5/5

Waimarino Adventure Park
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Waimarino Adventure Park is situated on the banks of the Wairoa River just 10 minutes from Tauranga city. This tranquil paradise is based around the sport of kayaking and over the past 35 years, Waimarino has become Tauranga’s premier kayaking & recreation location. Waimarino Adventure Park has New Zealand's only kayak slide, The Blob, kayaks, rock climbing, diving boards, Italian Pedallos and plenty more. Grab your swimwear and visit us for a great day of action & fun.Waimarino Kayak Tours offer a great range of kayak tours in Tauranga & Rotorua region including magical glow-worm experiences, fantastic scenery, lake-edge thermal hot pools, catering and transport.Enjoy light refreshments & NZ wine on the edge of Lake McLaren at sunset, surrounded by the ducks &swans. Glide across the calm waters at twilight, before entering our enchanting glow-worm canyon. Our glow-worm kayak tour is truly unique, and a fantastic ‘must do’ experience while in NZ. This glow-worm kayak tour experience is not available in any other location globally. ONLY in Tauranga!Enjoy our kayak tour on scenic Lake Rotoiti, paddle past pohutakawas, (NZ’s Christmas tree) cascading native bush& abundant birdlife along the lake edge. Classic kiwi holiday homes nestle amongst the cliffs & coves. Enjoy the myths and legends of the Maori people linked to Lake Rototiti, before entering the glow-worm cave. Cross the lake to the Manupirua natural thermal hot-pools to relax and reflect on your exhilarating experiences.Please see our website for more information about our park and kayak tour options.
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Fiona M
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Wonderful Big Kanu Glow-worm tour
Jul 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed our Big Kanu Glow-worm tour in the July school holidays!
We felt really safe and in good hands with our guides, who were also very entertaining and informative. This was such a wonderful experience that we would definitely do again and recommend to others.
Written 25 July 2021
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Jade
Dunedin, New Zealand5 contributions
Glow worms galore
A fantastic adventure with friendly, knowledgeable guides. All gear provided and the paddling is not difficult and easily manageable for all ages. Loved seeing the glow worms and stars were so bright during our paddle back to shore. Would definitely do again.
Written 15 July 2021
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Caroline Z
1 contribution
Peaceful and stunning
May 2021 • Couples
Lake Rotoiti is such a beauty.
Even though we started the tour with a heavy rain it was so worth it. Due to the weather being unstable we had the lake and the hot pools for ourself, it was very peaceful and absolutely stunning. Special Thank you to Dan our guide and Charlotte who managed to organise the tour for us at the last minute.
Caroline & Mike
Written 17 May 2021
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Susan T
Tauranga, New Zealand82 contributions
Water sports for all ages.
Feb 2021
We took a large family group of various ages and what a day!
No one wanted to leave. There was plenty of shade for our blankets. Yes, we'd go back.
Written 10 May 2021
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Kimberley C
8 contributions
Fantastic day out and a must-do!
May 2020 • Solo
Had the best time, got to get out and see the spectacular sights from Lake Rotoiti on our way to see the magic of the glow worms, before heading for a very relaxing, hot mineral springs spa. A fantastic day out and a must-do!
Written 19 April 2021
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Waimarino
Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review! We are stoked to hear you enjoyed your experience with us!
Written 26 April 2021
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Bev J
6 contributions
Great experience, will come back again!
Apr 2021 • Friends
This is one of the most memorable tours I’ve ever had in NZ. Ollie our tour guide was fantastic! He’s so knowledgeable and funny, we had a great time. Leaves are changing colour in autumn season so you can imagine how beautiful the scenery is! The lake was calm and peaceful. We heard kaka bird and saw a couple of fantails. Ollie also showed us some glow worms as well and enlightened us with lots of interesting facts about NZ wildlife. Don’t worry if you have never kayaked before because they will teach you and make sure you’re comfortable. I’ve already recommended this tour to a few of my friends. Worth every penny spent and will definitely do this again!
Written 10 April 2021
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Waimarino
Hi there, Thank you for your lovely review! We're glad you had such a good time on the tour. Ollie is a great guide and always knows how to give a great tour.
Written 18 April 2021
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Nicola J
Auckland, New Zealand8 contributions
A fun activity that suits people of all ages and experience
Mar 2021
We had a fun time on this tour, a small group with a good sense of humour! The guides were informative but also very fun. The kayaking is suitable even if you haven’t done it before, you are looked after well including wine and cheese!
Written 7 April 2021
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Waimarino
Hi there, Thank you for your lovely review! We're glad you enjoyed the tour including the wine and cheese. Our guides love to make sure that you're having fun and well looked after.
Written 18 April 2021
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Susan H
Auckland, New Zealand38 contributions
Positively glowing review
Great tour, exceeded expectations. Friendly, knowledgeable guides. Beautiful setting. My husband’s an experienced kayaker, but it was a novel experience for him even - kayaking down a quiet dark lake is quite unique. Relaxing, interesting and stunning glow worms. Highly recommended.
Written 5 April 2021
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Waimarino
Hi there, Thank you for your lovely review! We're glad you had such a great time on our tour, kayaking across the still lake in the dark really is a unique and relaxing experience.
Written 18 April 2021
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Bubblewubble
15 contributions
Awesome adventure
We did the tour last night, the guides were brilliant they made the tour so much fun. Beautiful scenery, knowledgeable guides pretty glow worm caves
Really enjoyable adventure
Written 1 April 2021
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Waimarino
Hi there, Thank you for your lovely review! We're stoked that you had such a good time on our glow worm tour.
Written 18 April 2021
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TogetherForever1
Cambridge, New Zealand155 contributions
Terrible!
Mar 2021
This park is terrible! It’s so tired and needs some money spent on it to bring it up to scratch. The “hot pool” is Luke warm with tiles missing, the rocks were falling away and the paint all cracked and uneven. The slippery slide was lumpy and uneven, the kids couldn’t even slide down without a lot of effort, and the end was gross and slimey. Disgusting! Everything was run down. Complete waste of money. So over priced for what it is. Water was festering at the edges.
Written 27 March 2021
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Waimarino
Good afternoon, I would like to apologize for the experience that you had at our park. We endeavor to provide clean, well kept facilities that are of a high standard. This is clearly not the level of service we intend to deliver. The warm pool is only intended to be warm, not hot. We do not advertise any spa facilities onsite. We do agree the warm pool is not in the best shape and does require a re-paint which is scheduled for this Winter. However I am unsure what you mean by rocks falling away. I do have to completely disagree with your comments regarding 'festering water' our warm pool water is regularly cleaned (daily) and chlorinated. Water safety is extremely important to us, and we regularly test the river water to ensure it is safe and clean. We have thousands of guests here throughout the long summer period and the overwhelming feedback is very positive for both children and adults, I’m sorry this wasn’t your experience.
Written 7 April 2021
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