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Waimarino Adventure Park

Open Now: 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...more
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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 4 days ago

Just back from a really fun evening on the Glow Worm Kayak trip. A really magical way to see glow worms. Royce and Jack were fun, informative and created a very relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy this natural spectacle. And oh, what a spectacle!...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had the most wonderful adventure. Started off meeting with our excellent guide Blair (?) at Waimarino Adventure Park. Off we drove and about 30 minutes later found ourselves at McLaren Lake meeting our second guide Jack, having wine & cheese and getting our orientation....More

Thank Colleen T
WaimarinoBOP, Receptionist at Waimarino Adventure Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Colleen T! Thanks so much for your awesome review, it’s good to hear that you enjoyed your tour! It is pretty magical out on the water! Thanks, Holly

Reviewed 5 days ago

All the activities were amazingly fun. The tarzan swing, ufo and kayaks were the best. I couldn't of had a better time anywhere else in new zealand. It was an action packed afternoon.

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WaimarinoBOP, Receptionist at Waimarino Adventure Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi There! Thank you for your kind review! It’s lovely to hear that you enjoyed your day at the park! I think that the UFO and kayaks are pretty good fun too! Thanks, Holly

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Blair went out of his way to make our day memorable, from taking us to the supermarket for supplies to encouraging us to take our time and enjoy the relaxing scenery. Great day. Thanks from Robyn,John, Vicki and Phil...More

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

Hi sophiepd20, thanks for your awesome review! Its great to hear you and your family enjoyed your tour. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday! Lorna

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a awsome event!!! Thank you so much for a brilliant Glow Worm Tour! We were picked up at the adventure park and then drove to Lake Mc Laren, where they had NZ cheese board, fresh summer fruits and awesome red & white wine with...More

1  Thank 377matty
WaimarinoBOP, Front Office Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for your awesome review, we are so glad your group enjoyed their tour. The sunset is pretty amazing out there ay! Thanks, Lorna

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well used park Lovely young staff Could do with clean up and garden maintenance Fun on the river Has had lovely grounds but now need an overhaulMore

Thank rosaleenz
WaimarinoBOP, Front Office Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, Thanks for your review. We are sorry to hear your thoughts on our park, I will pass this onto our Park Operation team and let them know - The summer season is approaching fast and our maintenance team and working hard to get...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here with my son probably 7 or 8 times. He's now 10. It is a great place to spend a day. Bring your own lunch, drinks, towel, togs and sunscreen lotion. Better in warmer weather. Lots of kayaks, stand up paddle boards and...More

1  Thank Barry F
WaimarinoBOP, Front Office Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to review our Adventure Park. Its great to her you and your son are such loyal customers of ours, we hope to see you again in the summer. Thanks, Lorna

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Can’t thank the team at Waimarino kayak tours enough - we are a family of 5 and booked with less than 24hrs notice and had the good fortune to have Royce lead us on a private tour. Royce was brilliant with the kids, knowledgeable about...More

1  Thank Emma W
WaimarinoBOP, Front Office Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for your awesome review. I will pass this onto Royce, it's always great to hear such amazing feedback about our guides, they really do love their jobs! Lorna

Reviewed 7 October 2018

Paddling at night with the glow worms was fantastic. The gorge with the lights off and all the glow worms was gorgeous. The kayaking itself is beginner-friendly - no prior experience required. It was pretty cold on the shore with a bit of wind about,...More

1  Thank Dave L
WaimarinoBOP, Front Office Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Hey there, Thanks for your review. It's great to hear you enjoyed your trip. We agree it does get a bit chilly but once you start paddling you soon warm up :) Lorna

Reviewed 6 October 2018

The glow worm kayak was a little scary because it was so dark but a lot of fun with laughs along the way as kayaks crashed into each other because we couldn’t see. The glow worms were spectacular and the guides helpful and knowledgeable about...More

Thank Kathryn M
WaimarinoBOP, Front Office Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Hi there, Thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your tour even though you thought it was a little scary. I'm glad our guides made you feel at ease throughout! Lorna

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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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