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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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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 great time here, there was so much to do! The staff were all really helpful and friendly. One in particular I was very impressed with (Amy) as she was so encouraging during... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time here, there was so much to do! The staff were all really helpful and friendly. One in particular I was very impressed with (Amy) as she was so encouraging during the rock climbing and I felt very safe. Would definitely come again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Pros- great guides and equipment. Good explanation and information. The glow worms themselves were beautiful!! Cons- slow start to the evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent about 4 hours kayaking under the fantastic leadership of Aiden who was so supportive, knowledgeable and friendly. We visited the glow worm caves and thermal pools. The trip was great value for money and although we are in our late sixties and novices at kayaking we thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The kids and adults had the best time will definitely go back😀 My grandsons had the time of their life and it was great all 29 had the time of our lives more so special as we were all together

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WaimarinoBOP, Front Office Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park & Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your your positive review. Its lovely to hear that your family could come together and share a special day at Waimarino. Regards, Breahna More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I were lucky enough to have Adrian, the tour guide all to ourselves and the weather was magnificent. Adrian was brilliant. Very knowledgable, told some great stories. He gave us enough flexibility on timing so we didn't feel rushed and were able to enjoy the glow worms and the hot springs. Everything was thought of whilst on... More 

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WaimarinoBOP, Front Office Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park & Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your amazing review. It sound slike you have a lovely day. Will pass this on to Aidan. Thanks Breahna More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a local Tauranga resident who wanted to try what the tourists get to do: kayak into the Glowworm canyon on Lake McLaren....and I'm so glad I did. The Waimarino staff were fantastic: young and enthusiastic but very professional and thorough. We drove from Waimarino up to McLaren Falls Park, had a lovely sunset picnic while Jarod and Amy... More 

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WaimarinoBOP, Receptionist at Waimarino Adventure Park & Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Its so great to hear of locals enjoys amazing experiences in their backyard. We really appreciate your feedback, it sounds like you had a great time. Thanks, Breahna. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the Kayak across the lake and especially the swim and picnic lunch. The staff were easy going and catered for all different abilities. The kayaks were in good quality and easy to paddle

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WaimarinoBOP, Receptionist at Waimarino Adventure Park & Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback. Great to hear that you enjoyed yourself. Thanks , Breahna More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great waterpark with several wild rides. Safety is on good level, but it is not overwhelming. You might get couple of browses, but it's worth of it. Glowing worms kayak tour is 100% safe and easy going. Really nice experience for the kids and adults.

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WaimarinoBOP, Receptionist at Waimarino Adventure Park & Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for coming and enjoying our Adventure park and our Glow Worm Tour. We appreciate your feedback and are glad you felt our activities are safe. Thanks, Breahna More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, helpful and entertaining. The kayak across the lake into the wind was quite strenuous so I do not recommend if you are tired or weak. Also the glow worm cave we saw was a tight squeeze so not for the claustrophobic. Make sure you lather up with the sunscreen and wear your swimmers. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the afternoon kayak tour with Aiden who was excellent. We are both "seniors" and managed the kayak with no problem. Aiden has a good knowledge of the flora and fauna which made it an excellent tour. Our tour met at 1530 hours and we got back at 1930 hours. Well worth a visit

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