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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Mo D
4 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
We did everything and really enjoyed this wonderful day out!!! 10/10. Me, and 9&7 year old girls.

The hydro slide blew our minds. Fast, fun and we loved it. Great for 9 year old (did it loads) and mom!!! 7 year old did it 2 times too!
Kayak was the family favourite, and Peddalos we’re really fun!!!
Cold river this time of year (nearly May) but made it a hilariously fun trip.
Definitely better for “older” or adventurous kids. We left little mr 4 at home, but he easily could have done the slip and slide, obstacle course, kayaks and Peddalo.
Will absolutely come back again!
Written 27 April 2022
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Janet H
3 contributions
Apr 2022
What an amazing morning with Faith. We did the kayak tour and it was beautiful and peaceful. Faith has an amazing level of knowledge about the area and the native flora. Such a pristine spot. Would recommend it to anyone and you don't have to get wet :)
Written 25 April 2022
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Alteredstait
Tauranga, New Zealand2 contributions
Apr 2022
Fabulous experience. Magical night of stars and glowworms. An easy pace paddle in darkness with excellent guides. Well organised and entertaining. Dress warm and I'd take the offered spray jacket and skirt. Keeps you a bit drier when your paddle partner plays games.
Written 23 April 2022
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Kerstinaxt
Sydney, Australia8 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Great outdoor fun for the kids/teens. Get some adrenaline flowing. Beautiful spot to sit and relax with a picnic for the spectators.
Written 23 April 2022
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David
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Family
First of all we were travelled from auckland,they didnt even mention that it is not a adventure park instead it was a river adventure, and apart from the river activities, there was only a small pool and slide,that too very small and slide we bearly push ourself to move on..some other are not working at all. Terrible day..
Written 23 April 2022
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Devon K
1 contribution
Apr 2022
We got really lucky and it was a stunning, clear evening for our tour. The kayaking is easy enough that people with no experience can participate. The glowworms were really bright, and our guides Katie and Faith were great on the water and with their talks. Fleeces are provided for you, make sure to use them as it does get chilly. Would highly recommend the experience, especially for a date night!
Written 22 April 2022
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Waimarino
Thanks so much for your positive review! We're pleased to hear that you had a stunning experience.
Written 23 April 2022
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Shannon Hyde
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Family
Honestly, our family had such a good time. We learnt a lot and we had a great tour guide last night. A few laughs here and there. The rain and the atmosphere and the glow worms were just amazing and peaceful. We would definitely come back again and recommend it to other families to experience.
Written 19 April 2022
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Waimarino
Thank you for your awesome feedback. Were glad you enjoyed the tour and the rain didn't scare you off! The glow worms glow brighter in the rain!! Thank you again
Written 21 April 2022
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Georgina
2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
A really great experience with two sensational guides Faith and Katie - thank you both. Well run and a terrific experience. We took two children who loved it (12 and 10 years).
Written 17 April 2022
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Waimarino
Thank you for your feedback. Were glad you had a terrific experience.
Written 21 April 2022
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Tui L
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Family
The kayaking was my favorite activity and the service from staff was awesome definitely recommend others for a day out here...
Written 17 April 2022
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Waimarino
Thank you for your review. We are glad you had an awesome day and enjoyed kayaking. We hope to see you again in the summer.
Written 21 April 2022
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Daibrial
3 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Brilliant guides! Spectacular views at dusk and of the glow worms!. a must do when visiting Tauranga
Written 16 April 2022
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Waimarino
Thank you for your review Daibrial. We are glad you had a spectacular experance.
Written 21 April 2022
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