McLaren Falls Park

McLaren Falls Park, Tauranga: Address, Phone Number, McLaren Falls Park Reviews: 4.5/5

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Escape34861768484
15 contributions
Beautiful place to just be
May 2021 • Friends
What an awesome place. Loved walking to the water falls, through the meadow and along the lake. Just a beautiful place to go to. Loved it.
Written 17 June 2021
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HypnoWarrior
Porirua, New Zealand927 contributions
Stunning Waterfall
Apr 2021
We'd never been here before and weren't sure what to expect. We wanted to go see the falls but when we got there there were lots of other things to see / do as well. We only had an hour or two as we had another arrangement in Tauranga later so did the waterfall track. Nice and easy walk to the lovely waterfall. Our 5 year old hopped across the rocks to the fall and then ended up in the water knee deep on the way back and squelched back to the car. (Luckily The Warehouse is only a few km's away to get another pair of shoes).

We didn't see any glow worms. We skipped the animal farm as well and as we were leaving a bus load of tourists came to explore the rocks by the main entrance.

Could definitely have had more time and seen more and walked more.
Written 7 June 2021
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Rob V
Auckland, New Zealand52 contributions
The best place in the Tauranga area
Dec 2020 • Family
The best place to go in Tauranga. The bridge and river with falls in summer, the lakeside for picnics, the Kennedy arboretum, the beautiful large trees in autumn leaf fall and colours, the waterfall walk, the camping ground are all fantastic for young and not-so-young😀
Written 26 April 2021
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Barry N
Tauranga, New Zealand16 contributions
Superb camping sites for families
Jan 2021
Our family enjoys camping here every summer. Great campsites with bbq facilities, washing-up facilities, clean drinking water, hot showers, and flush toilets, all well maintained by the camp rangers. Plenty of open space for family cricket. etc. All set in a beautiful park between a tranquil river and farmland with easy bushwalks, including one with glow worms!. Excellent swimming, jumping, and diving in the rock pools of the waterfalls near the bridge. The park also has a large enclosed animal park and an excellent cafe too!
Written 10 January 2021
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Mac C
Auckland, New Zealand63 contributions
Magic destination
Oct 2020
The most beautiful park, walk or just drive through. Delighted to find this gem in Tauranga. Many many tranquil areas for picnics, lots of different tracks ranging in ability.
Written 26 October 2020
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JamesM
Liverpool, UK12 contributions
Glow worms for free
Jul 2020 • Family
We journeyed here in winter, arriving before the last entry of 4:30pm in order to make sure we saw the glow worms at this park! If you drive through the park to where the toilets are (next to a small bridge) and park up, you will be within a short walk of some of the best natural glow worm sights free of charge.

On our first walk it was not as dark as necessary and we were disappointed that we may not see any glow worms. However on our return trip the sun had set quickly and it was very dark. The glow worms then let themselves be seen all around. It was truely an amazing thing to see. Our only disappointment was that we didn’t have a good enough camera to take the pictures we wanted!
Written 10 July 2020
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PicklesNewcastle
Newcastle, Australia242 contributions
Tauranga's Hidden Treasure
Feb 2020
What a stunningly beautiful location and only about 12 minutes from Tauranga. Please include on your list to see when visiting this area. However dont tell anyone. It is around 190 hectares of pastoral and horticultural parkland. It has a lake , dam , waterfall and much more,At dusk you can see Glow worms on the Waterfall walk.Has overnight camping(max 3 nights),trout fishing,kayaking, picnic areas and walking tracks.It also has the Falls Cafe near information centre and close to parking and toilets etc. Will review cafe separately however you wont be disappointed...wow!
McLaren Falls Park is a great place to visit to relax and chill out.
Written 29 March 2020
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Johan H
Hamilton, New Zealand21 contributions
Amazing place to relax so close to everything
Feb 2020
This is an amazing park. very large with different camping sites. the booking and payment is super easy (wish all parks could be like this). You do not need to pre-book or pre-pay. self help kiosks are on site for payment!
Facilities are good and clean. easy access even with a large motorhome.
the glow worms path is totally worth staying at least one night
Written 27 February 2020
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CATHERINE S
British Columbia, Canada108 contributions
Nice nature
Feb 2020
Our tour guide stopped at this Park and we had approx. 15 mins walk to see the falls. Interesting to see the Park and falls are nice.
Written 26 February 2020
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Tio F
62 contributions
The Falls
Jan 2020
The Park is picturesque, tranquil and plenty ofspace to spreadout even if lots ofpeople at Park. There is a animal petting farm inside the Park that children love. On the way in you go over a bridge which is very popular for teens and adults to jump off into the water whole fall below.
Written 25 February 2020
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