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The Waterworks

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Address: 471, The 309 Road | Coromandel Town, Coromandel 3582, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7 866 7191
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Release the child within and experience New Zealand's quirkiest theme...
Release the child within and experience New Zealand's quirkiest theme park. Voted by AA Tourism as a must-do Kiwi experience The Waterworks is a theme park with a difference. Set in 5 acres of native Coromandel Bush and just 10 minutes from Coromandel Town is an array of water powered inventions, quirky contraptions and fun to discover at every turn. Inspired by the ability to create something new out of something old our attractions are made largely from recycled materials and are powered by water. Water is used to keep time on the wooden water clock; watch out though it often works on Coromandel time. We've got water cannons to blast away on and bikes that pump H2O. Our human sized hamster wheel is an absolute hoot and our mad inventions leave people wondering "what the".As well as the 70+ attractions to look at, play on, or interact with, The Waterworks has a generous adventure playground area perfect for picnics, an onsite café, free use of BBQs and a natural swimming hole to cool off in during the hot summer months.
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fun for all ages

This is an incredible place- my son, two small grandsons and I visited with the intention of spending half a day there, and ended up staying all day because we loved it so much... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This is an incredible place- my son, two small grandsons and I visited with the intention of spending half a day there, and ended up staying all day because we loved it so much! The imagination and creativity which has gone in to the variety of sources of entertainment is remarkable. Don't be put off by a somewhat unimpressive exterior-... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

A fun place to visit for all ages. The imagination that's gone into developing this attraction is brilliant. Our group of oldies had a really fun time, lot's of laugh's and getting a bit wet. This attraction is a must visit. Allow at least 2 hours

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We saw adds about this place everywhere so we expected to have lots of fun here. We have 2 years old daughter who loves playing with water. I would have given it 3 stars if entrance cost was $5 per person. But it was an outrageous $24 per adult. It was not worth the drive on unpaved narrow road. It... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A wonderful and inspiring spot out in nowhere, to me wilderness I was busy going up and down the road, looking for "real" signs. Got there passed closing time but the wonderful lady in the reception made one exception and let me in. Just before shutting down the water, but I had fun. Such an inspirational place and did I... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My cousin suggested we pop here on our drive from Whitianga to Auckland, so pleased we did, it was great fun. Fun things to play on, fun things to read, and great trying to stay dry whilst getting my husband soaked with the water guns. I also went in the swimming hole, and was greeted by a large eel!! All... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Doesn't look much from the outside but well worth a visit. Massive attraction would highly recommend for all young and old. The 'funnies' are worth reading around the park.

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Queenstown
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I came her many years ago with my parents and from what I can remember I had such a wicked time. The thing I remember most was the water bikes which me and my sister were having competitions on, I will be back to visit again !:)

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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The Waterworks is a unique family playground based around water-driven activities made out of largely recycled materials. There are many weird and wonderful contraptions many of which are interactive so really fun for kids and adults. You get a bit wet sometimes so good to take swimwear if it's hot or at least a change of clothes. Picnic areas are... More 

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Auckland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I'd describe this place as a water based adventure play ground set in a lovely bush surrounding. Built by someone who's been pretty inventive with old recycled parts and tubes, there are lots of interesting "things" made to work with water and many of these are interactive (great for kids) e.g. bikes you peddle to squirt water (beware little hands... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We had an awesome time at this park, our children loved getting into all the water activities and going for a dip in the creek especially on a hot day so pack your togs we have been here during the winter months and found by chance and it not ideal on a cold day if you get wet. Other than... More 

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