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
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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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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
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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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marniemeads
Hamilton, New Zealand2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
The whole thing! Amazing choice to celebrate my birthday, such a magical sight that can’t be caught on camera so is even more etched into the minds’eye
Dan is the greatest young man and made the whole experience wonderful, what a credit to your company 👍🏼
Written 9 April 2022
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Waimarino
Thank you for your positive feedback! We're so glad our glowworm tour could provide you with such a memorable birthday experience.
Written 22 April 2022
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Ann
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Apr 2022 • Couples
My husband and I stumbled across this hidden gem by sheer luck. Dan and Chris were amazing guides that entertained and shared their knowledge. Safety was paramount. Would highly recommend.
Stu & Anne
Taranaki
Written 3 April 2022
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Waimarino
Thanks so much for your feedback and recommendation! We're so pleased to hear you both had an enjoyable experience!
Written 22 April 2022
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Jane
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Mar 2022
Not that we ever capsized, our tour guide Dan was a great narrator and director, the views were amazing and we saw lots of little glow worms. Would highly recommend dropping your savings on an experience like this if you are ever in Tauranga!
Written 30 March 2022
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Waimarino
We really appreciate your review and recommendation! Super glad to hear you enjoyed your time on the Glowworm tour... and that you didn't capsize!
Written 22 April 2022
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Yasmin
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Mar 2022 • Family
Recently took the Big Kanu Gloworm tour at McLarens Falls. We were 3 adults, 2 teens. Royce and Hannah were our guides. They were very friendly and helpful, and Royce's stories, info and jokes kept us laughing throughout the tour. Plenty of quiet moments as well to enjoy the beauty around us. The gloworms were shining as expected, so amazing to see them with the stars overhead. Thank you Royce and Hannah, we really enjoyed the experience. Recommend to all 👍🏼🙂
Written 30 March 2022
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Waimarino
Thanks so much for your positive review! We're pleased to hear the night provided a good balance of laughter and beauty!
Written 22 April 2022
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Hannah M
Wellington, New Zealand32 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
Amazing trip, super fun and Dan the tour guide was informative and made the tour fun. The glow worms were stunning.
Written 27 March 2022
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Waimarino
Thank you for your review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your experience on the Glowworm tour.
Written 22 April 2022
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Roger W
2 contributions
Mar 2022
The glow-worm alcove was spectacular. A gentle paddle at sunset on a mill-pond lake made extra special by a fullish moon.

Really enjoyed this comfortable tour capably managed by our friendly guides. Highly recommended.
Written 19 March 2022
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Waimarino
Thanks so much for your feedback and recommendation. We're pleased to hear you had such a special experience!
Written 22 April 2022
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Courtenay M
4 contributions
Mar 2022
It's difficult to put into words how exceptional this experience was. A beautiful setting and so relaxing. We had a fantastic time out on the water - Royce was our guide and this is absolutely the perfect job for him. He built a great rapport with us and was very knowledgeable. We had a lovely still night for our tour and the glow worms were stunning. My partner and I lead very busy lives so this was the perfect way for us to wind down. This was also my partner's first time seeing glow worms. Amazing experience - could not recommend highly enough!
Written 13 March 2022
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Waimarino
Wow! We really appreciate this positive feedback! Super pleased we could provide you with such a memorable experience!
Written 18 March 2022
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