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Address: 36 Taniwha Place | Bethlehem, Tauranga 3176, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 7-576 4233
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Waimarino Adventure Park is situated on the banks of the Wairoa River just...

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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US$95.54*
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Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga
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US$72.76*
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Scenic Lake McLaren Kayak Tour
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US$30.87*
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Waimarino Adventure Park

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Fantastic Tour!

We did the kayak tour with the "glow worm" cave and the hot springs, and highly recommend it! Both the cave and the hot spring are only accessible by boat, which made them feel... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did the kayak tour with the "glow worm" cave and the hot springs, and highly recommend it! Both the cave and the hot spring are only accessible by boat, which made them feel extra special and exclusive. Our kayak group of 7 plus the guide were the only ones at the springs, too. The scenery was gorgeous, our provided... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The glow worms were on the trees and on walls of the lake. It was magical. The kayak was easy. Do note that you should wear something warm. And jackets preferably water proof. Because you do get water splashed on yourself. They have clothes to loan you if you don't have it. There was a longish cheese chips wines session... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Seriously, we had a great day at the adventure park. Kayaking was lovely, we got to try stand up paddle boarding, and lots of other fun activities (the blob was awesome). I think it's great that you can participate as little or as much as you like and you still have a great day. I went with my adult partner,... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful fun place for water babes......probably over 9y unless parents want to stay with them the entire time. The staff are just wonderfully friendly and helpful. Perhaps a bit expensive but I did get a special. Everyone has to be brave enough to jump into the freezing river....wet suits for hire. Lots of space for picnics and other play for... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The kayaking glow worm tour is fantastic! Tom (our guide) was super friendly and definitely informative. We had a small group & although he had to tow another kayak around (due to inexperience) he was still interactive with the rest of us. The glow worms are a great sight & the whole lake experience is beautiful!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I did a trip with Waimarino in Rotorua. They sent me an email to rate them and took me to this one.. But in case anyone is interested, the tour on Lake Rotiti was nice. The glowworm cave is more of a peep in and out portion and should be explained in the advertising. Our guide was nice and knowledgeable.... More 

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Thank Brittany B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was so fantastic! We had Chris as a guide and he was great, very informative and funny :) everyone on the tour had a great time I can't possibly thank him enough. The gloworms were stunning and the hot pools were nearly impossible to leave. Thank you so much for your amazing service sharing this wonderful hidden gem.

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Thank Nonza94
Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would absolutely recommend, the tour guides are helpful, friendly and full of information about the glow worms. Beautiful.

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WaimarinoBOP, Public Relations Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park, responded to this review

Thank your for your feedback, we always appreciate hearing from our clients. More 

Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tommy was our guide. He was really sweet and extremely knowledgeable. Would highly recommend. Glow worms were incredible. Nice cheese and wine to send us off.

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Thank braided16
WaimarinoBOP, Public Relations Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, We are pleased you has a lovely tour and we will pass this on to Tom! More 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience, professional but relaxed guides but not value for money. Could have been a much better experience with more professional, gourmet food & wine aspect to the tour. Lacked variety of food and poor presentation considering the cost of the tour.

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Thank John G
WaimarinoBOP, Public Relations Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. It is good to hear that you had a good experience and found our guides professional. Majority of our clients enjoy the light refreshments as they watch the sunset however, we understand that this does not suit everyone. We will take your feedback on board and wish you all the best with your... More 

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