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Waimarino Adventure Park & Kayak Tours

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Address: 36 Taniwha Place | Bethlehem, Tauranga 3172 , New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 7 576 4233
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Description: Waimarino Adventure Park is situated on the banks of the Wairoa River just...
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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Had a lovely day here last summer with a group of friends. so much to do. Loved the slide and the pedal boats.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Had a lovely day here last summer with a group of friends. so much to do. Loved the slide and the pedal boats.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

simply on one trip hired gear with a son's friend and took him to treat him to a day with a family friend and get time away from parents while going through a difficult time for him. had a good paddle, easy to do and fun for both of us and to talk and chat as we paddled. everything is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went on the kayak glow-worm tour at the end of May, so right around the start of winter. The facility was easy to find and well signed. I was worried that we wouldn't be able to do the tour while we were in NZ since it was the start of winter, but we were happy to... More 

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James M, Marketing at Waimarino Adventure Park & Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your amazing review, it sounds like you had a fabulous time. - Your photo is amazing :) More 

Tauranga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Although this place seems quite expensive, you won't be disappointed as there are enough activities to keep you busy for many hours. We have had a couple of occasions to visit Waimarino Adventure Park with all different age groups from 9 year olds to 77 years olds and there seems to be something for everyone. Whether you are sitting in... More 

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James M, Public Relations Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park & Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Hey Thanks for your review. I agree there is enough here to keep you entertained for hours! Thanks again Sam More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Always love going to this place the staff are amazing and always helpful, prices are great and there is tons to do. All different types of kayaks to hire as well as away trips to rivers that are awesome!

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James M, Public Relations Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park & Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Hi Michael Thank you for your amazing review of Waimarino. Glad to hear you enjoy all of our activities :) Sam More 

Porirua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

22nd of May,glow worm tour with James, it was just brilliant!! He was a awesome host, and it was an excellent evening out for my sister and I.cheers James kiwi as mate!

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James M, Public Relations Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park & Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your wonderful review! We are so glad that you had an awesome tour with James. Regards Sam More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We had such an amazing time on this tour of the glow worms. Friends of mine came over from the UK, and for them it was incredible experience that they will never forget! Special thanks to our Awesome guide Shaun for making it so enjoyable!

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James M, Public Relations Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park & Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your amazing review - I have passed your special note onto Shaun and he says your welcome :) Thrilled your overseas friends were able to enjoy the amazing experience with you Thanks again Sam :) More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We had an awesome cruisey day on the Lake with Dan. He was a really fun guide and showed us the wonderful views of the lake. Followed by a long soak in the natural geothermal hot springs! Weather was sweet and the lake was beautiful! Thanks for the awesome experience!

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James M, Public Relations Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park & Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review. It sounds like you had an amazing time :) Thanks Sam More 

Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Great kayak paddle, kayaks are doubles and are very easy to paddle, steer and are very sturdy. Glow worm cave was small and you dont go through the cave. Hot springs were amazing so relaxing. Guides Josh and Matt were helpful and fun always staying with the group and sharing knowledge of the area. Water was quite calm. Meeting point... More 

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James M, Marketing Assistant at Waimarino Adventure Park & Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review. We pride ourselves with having knowledgeable and fun guides sounds like you had a good trip. Apologies that there was a misunderstanding regarding the transport. We are rectifying this situation and looking into offering reasonable priced transfers to and from Rotorua for next season, catering for clients without their own transport. Thanks Sam More 

Pialba, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A great guided tour of the lake,it was raining which was a shame however it added to the adventure experience,very relaxed,not pushed at all to meet timetable,I kayak a little myself but i learnt how to better use the oar. Had a great time.

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James M, Marketing Assistant at Waimarino Adventure Park & Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review and glad to hear you improved your kayaking skills. Look forward to seeing you next time :) Sam More 

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