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Waimarino Adventure Park

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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“glow worms”(175 reviews)
“kayak tour”(45 reviews)
“mulled wine”(19 reviews)
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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...more
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36 Taniwha Place | Bethlehem, Tauranga 3176, New Zealand
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+64 7-576 4233
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Reviewed today via mobile

It was a beautiful night and the staff were knowledgeable, friendly and fun. The kayak trip and glow worms were exactly as advertised an amazing experience. Not to be missed.

Thank fallenangel2016
WaimarinoBOP, Front Office Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi there, Thanks for your wonderful review. Its so great to hear that you enjoyed the tour :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing tour with our friendly guide Alastair. The glow worms were very cool and the hot pools on the lake were amazing, secluded and definitely a highlight of our trip to New Zealand. While the kayak journey was quite long, the scenery...More

Thank Lucy B
WaimarinoBOP, Front Office Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Lucy, Thanks for your review. I will pass on your regards to Alistair. Its always great to hear such lovely feedback for our guides. We are glad you enjoyed the hot pool, they really are a treat! Lorna

Reviewed 1 week ago

The weather was terrible and my partner had a cold. At first, we wanted to cancel the trip, but since we didn't get a refund, my partner decided to do it anyway. It was absolutely worth it!!! After a moderately long paddle over the lake,...More

Thank Mil_the_globetrotter
WaimarinoBOP, Front Office Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for the awesome review. We are stoked to hear that you enjoyed the tour given you were feeling unwell. The hot pools are amazing and i'm sure they helped cure the cold!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a bit of trepidation when I first booked this trip. SO and I had never kayak-ed before. In fact both of us could not even swim. But our guides made us feel very safe all the way, explaining how to paddle and steer, and...More

Thank ElenaH631
WaimarinoBOP, Front Office Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Elena, thanks for your review. It sounds like you had an awesome trip - we are so glad you stepped out of your comfort zone and enjoyed it!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our glow worm kayaking tour was the most amazing experience. Our guide Royce was informative,helpful and made our tour a delight. We were served a choice of wines fruits and cheese platters on arrial to our destination before our kayaking. The kayaking (for a first...More

Thank ketina G
WaimarinoBOP, Front Office Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ketina G, Thanks for your review, I will pass on your regards to Royce - we are happy to hear you enjoyed his commentary! Its always a treat when there is a full moon, it definitely makes it more majestic out there.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great guides (Rose, Ian and Saracen) who escorted us along the river and into the glow worm canyon. Stunning scenery on the river at dusk. Saracen requested poems so this is for him: Twinkle twinkle little butt, How I love the way you strut, Chilling...More

Thank SimonM2799
WaimarinoBOP, Front Office Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Simon, Thanks so much for your feedback, i will pass it onto our team, they love hearing it :) Your poem is awesome - I will tell Saracen and he might even add it into his commentary!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The evening glow worm tour was amazing! Our guides were very nice and informative, and seeing the glow worms from the kayaks was a unique experience. The worms and the lake were so beautiful! Definitely would recommend.

Thank fbrooks16
WaimarinoBOP, Front Office Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thanks for your review. So good to hear you enjoyed the Glow Worm Tour, we agree that Glow Worms are so unique - its great that you got to experience them close up with us :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good sized group, stable twin kayaks, well guided tour, interesting details, a bit crowdy as other visitors are coming from campground at lake McLaren

Thank Roman W
WaimarinoBOP, Front Office Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Roman W, thanks for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed your trip out with us at Lake McLaren, hopefully the campers didn't affect your tour. Its a very popular spot thats for sure! :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I encourage to pack a bbq and prepare to spend the whole day with your children as they run back and forwards to the adventures at Waimarino, definitely a yearly activity for us.

Thank Maria G
WaimarinoBOP, Front Office Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Maria G, thanks for your review. It's definitely a place for the whole family. So great to hear you enjoyed your day with us, see you next time!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing and really enjoyable experience, staff were amazing and helpful, nothing was too much. The paddle on the lake at night was easy and relaxing with the highlight being the glow worms. Just do it!!!

Thank Warren R
WaimarinoBOP, Front Office Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Warren R - what awesome review. Its great to hear that you enjoyed your tour!

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Victoria J
17 October 2016|
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Response from WaimarinoBOP | Property representative |
The tour is approximately 3 to 3 and half hours so should be finished by 11pm
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Batmite75
16 October 2016|
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Response from WaimarinoBOP | Property representative |
We have a seniors rate for people over 65 years of $5 and this allows them to participate in all activities :)
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Batmite75
16 October 2016|
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Response from Kwaussie | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, there's no food available at Waimarino apart from coffee and ice creams etc
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