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Waimarino Adventure Park

36 Taniwha Place | Bethlehem, Tauranga 3176, New Zealand
+64 7-576 4233
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Waimarino Adventure Park
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Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Scenic Lake McLaren Kayak Tour
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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 & 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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“glow worms” (158 reviews)
“kayak tour” (36 reviews)
“mulled wine” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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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 3 days ago

This tour was absolutely magical. After moving around our plans so much and picking this excursion, we are SO glad we did. Our guide, the Hobbit (James), went the extra mile to create an incredible experience for us. From start to finish, he took care...More

Thank Sarah T
WaimarinoBOP, Front Office Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Wow! Sounds like you had an amazing time! Thanks so much for leaving us such an awesome review! I will be sure to pass along your great feedback to Hobbit. Cheers, Katie

Reviewed 1 week ago

The night waka trip to the glow worm canyon at McLaren Falls is a lovely experience - two knowledgeable guides, plenty of others on board to help paddle (!), and the sounds of silence as you take in the beautiful curtains of glow worms. The...More

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

Hello, Thanks for your fantastic review of our Waka Glow Worm Tour. I am really pleased to hear that you had a great time out on the water. Cheers, Katie

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are glad to be the first guest the team had this season. It was fun, thrilling and adventurous day for us. The whole amenities is definitely worth trying for. Kayaking was the best part as it was very relaxing 😌 at the same time...More

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

Hello! Thanks for your wonderful review, I am so glad to hear you had lots of fun with us. I will definitely pass on your message to Bob. Cheers, Katie.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in to adventure be getting out and exploring what's on offer in our lovely area, this is a must. Great well supervised trip and really worth doing

Thank Moomagic
WaimarinoBOP, Front Office Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review! I am happy to hear you enjoyed our Kayak Tours!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the night time kayaking to see glow worms and it was one of the highlights of our trip in NZ. We would highly recommend this to anyone and our guides, James and Jack looked after us all, catering for everyone in the group...More

Thank Kate B
WaimarinoBOP, Front Office Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Kate, Thanks for your wonderful review. I am really pleased you all had an awesome time!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would highly recommend this activity. Was one of the highlights of my family's visit to New Zealand. I live here now and am so glad I got to show off New Zealand in this fashion. Our guides were great and everything went smoothly. Loved...More

Thank julieatx2nz
WaimarinoBOP, Front Office Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, I am so glad to hear you enjoyed our tour, it is always wonderful to show off our beautiful country to friends and family!

Reviewed 31 August 2017

Doing a North Island tour with my 2 UK cousins (Rachel & Hannah) who wanted to experience viewing the glowworms. Hannah has a disability with walking but was given the green light with the kayaking portion & so was able to complete the guided tour....More

Thank David H
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Great place to go with the family and friend for an action packed day of water based things to do. Take a pic is and enjoy the peaceful surroungings

Thank 137crystal
WaimarinoBOP, Front Office Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thanks for your review. We are glad to hear that you feel our park is good to keep you busy for the day! Taking pictures is definitely recommended!

Reviewed 31 July 2017

We did the glowworm kayak tour. Mixed ages and fitness and all coped really well. The message of " don't leave home until you have seen your country" bodes well as we live in a beautiful place and experiences like this remind us of this...More

Thank 107shelli
WaimarinoBOP, Front Office Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you for your beautiful review. We are so glad to hear that you had a lovely time on our tour.

Reviewed 24 July 2017

The glow worm kayak tour was fantastic. I took two teenage boys and they also loved the trip. Great mulled wine and cheese and crackers to start with then the kayak across the lake which is beautiful and serene! At the end of the lake...More

Thank Kateglnz
WaimarinoBOP, Front Office Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thanks for your glowing review! We are glad to hear you thought our tour was fantastic. I will pass this on to Shaun - I'm sure he will be very happy to read this.

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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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