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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Catherine
2 contributions
Magical experience
Feb 2021 • Couples
A magical evening in misty conditions which made it quite beautiful and apparently encouraged the glow worms. Ollie, our guide was knowledgeable and helpful and it was an easy trip, despite our not having kayaked for some time.
Written 11 February 2021
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Waimarino
Wow that does sound magical! We are stoked to hear you had a good beautiful night paddling with Ollie he is awesome at what he does
Written 22 February 2021
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Bernie
Paraparaumu, New Zealand2 contributions
“Satisfaction” Guaranteed
Feb 2021 • Friends
Thank you for an exceptional evening! This was a great way to finish our trip.
Our very knowledgeable and skilled tour guide Josh made the tour memorable and ensured our expectations & needs were not only meet, but exceeded in all aspects. Highly, highly recommend for a good time.

Love, Mel & Bernie xoxo
Written 8 February 2021
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Waimarino
Hi Mel & Bernie, We're glad to hear you had such a good tour. Josh is a great guide and knows how to exceed expectations. Hopefully we will see you on tour again.
Written 18 April 2021
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lyn C
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand171 contributions
Wonderful experience with grandson
Oct 2020
Our Grandson Threw himself into all the activities, even kyaked with my husband his poppa was lovely to see.
Was a very hot day but lots of shelter under the trees. We picniced with everybody else
Written 20 January 2021
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Waimarino
Hi there, We are stoked to hear your Grandson and Husband got to spend some quality time together kayaking. It's such a nice way to enjoy the summer together. We hope to see you all again very soon!
Written 27 January 2021
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cocotravel2015
Napier, New Zealand15 contributions
Exceeded our already high expectations
Jan 2021
What a great tour. Not just glow worms, which were beautiful but the whole experience. It really was a wonderful evening experience. Oli Chris and Daniel made everyone feel welcome and were great fun and full of knowledge. From the arrival, the fun drive, welcome refreshments through to the brief, the beautiful but gentle kayak paddle over the lake and into the glow worm areas.
Much more than it sounds. Wonderful. Highly recommend.
Written 18 January 2021
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Waimarino
Hi there! Thank you for your glowing review! We are so happy to hear that you found the entire experience to be magical. I'm sure the glow worms were shining extra bright for your group that night!
Written 7 February 2021
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katmax
Waihi, New Zealand57 contributions
Great Park, but avoid peak days
A great family day out, but I wouldn't go again on a Saturday during holidays, as it affects the enjoyment standing in long queues and having life jackets taken away when not in use, esp as none to be found when you need them!
Highlights were kayaks, pedalo, kids loved the ufo and rope swings. Youngest children loved the slide and other activites out of the river.
We had mixed ages, 8yrs up, and everyone found something they loved to do. Just a shame they couldn't enjoy everything when wanted, due to some closures and how busy it was.

Written 16 January 2021
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rachandwes
Tauranga, New Zealand21 contributions
Epic Day Out
Jan 2021
We had such a fun adventurous day, 6 hours flew by. Great range of activities from kayaking, paddle boarding, pedal boats, Tarzan rope swing, hydro slide, slip n slide, diving boards, trampolines and so much more. Great for adventurous children.
Definitely pack a picnic and make use of the free barbecues. We will definately visit again.
Written 11 January 2021
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Waimarino
Kia Ora! Thank you for your lovely review. The park is such an awesome place to come visit during those hot summer days, and we try to make it as fun as possible for you guys. We are so glad to hear you had such an amazing day with us! We look forward to seeing you next time.
Written 27 January 2021
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Trish
Foxton, New Zealand8 contributions
Glow worms in Tauranga, who knew?!
Jan 2021 • Couples
Is this Tauranga’s best kept secret? Wow, what a fantastic time we had, this tour had it all a yummy platter and wine on arrival pre tour, kayaking through calm waters, beautiful scenery and glow worms! Good time for all the family & great knowledgeable guides. Highly recommend this tour! ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Written 8 January 2021
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Waimarino
Kia Ora! It's amazing to learn something new about your own backyard! Thank you so much for this absolutely glowing review, we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the tour so much.
Written 9 January 2021
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Corie Mcilwrath
2 contributions
Fun way to see the glow worms
Jan 2021
Really great tour - fun, nice guys who love what they do. The glow worms were super cool to see and the kayaking experience was a great way to get to them! Wine and cheese at the start was a nice touch, too :)
Written 3 January 2021
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Waimarino
Hi there, Thank you for your lovely review! We always aim to make it a one of a kind experience for you, and are so happy to hear it hit the mark with your group. Floating in a kayak while viewing the glowworms is absolutely magical!
Written 9 January 2021
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kerry n
Wellington, New Zealand14 contributions
Awesome experience
Dec 2020 • Family
We took our camping group on a big Kanu glow worm tour from McLaren Falls. We had such a great time and the guides were friendly and chatty. The glow worms were awesome. Thanks team! Definitely recommend the Kanu if you want to keep together as a group and if you have different levels of ability.
Written 30 December 2020
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Waimarino
Kia Ora Kerry, Thank you for your glowing review! The Kanu certainly is a good way of keeping the family together to share in the magic of the glowworms. We are ecstatic to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us and hope to see you again in the future!
Written 9 January 2021
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Louise W
2 contributions
GlowWorm Tours
Dec 2020
An absolute MUST DO while in Bay of Plenty - Waimarino Glow Worm Kayak tours was amazing and our guide JOSH was excellent
Written 28 December 2020
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Waimarino
Hey there! Thanks for your amazing review! Josh really is a super guide and we are lucky to have him on our team. We hope you found the evening to be magical under the glowworms.
Written 9 January 2021
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