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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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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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Kiwi ingenuity at its best, helping science and engineering be fun...

This is a great place to spend the day, preferably in better weather. A superb place for a picnic, enjoy walks and the various fun things to do. Pedal the bike to pump water and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Otago Region, New Zealand
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Otago Region, New Zealand
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65 reviews 65 reviews
46 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to spend the day, preferably in better weather. A superb place for a picnic, enjoy walks and the various fun things to do. Pedal the bike to pump water and spray across the pond towards your friends. Year round, you will need insect repellent for the sandflies. Enjoy the small cafe and souvenir shop of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Quirky, Fun, friendly and a great place to while away a few ours whilst learning! Recommend the cafe too, the coleslaw is amazing.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

A great stop off point, the day we went it rained but we still had a great time. Lots of quirky things to see and very interactive. Fun place, very enjoyable day out.

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North Sydney, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

What an interesting and wonderful place to visit. Do turn off and make sure you visit this great place, with flying foxes for young children and one for older teens to adults. The playground is an excellent place for a picnic and waterways for all to explore. Plan this as a good half to whole day as many of the... More 

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Talkeetna, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Wow. We just spent the day at Waterworks and it was amazing! Our 2 kids had a great time on all the rides, while we loved seeing all the contraptions, and enjoying some simple but delicious food. This really has been a major highlight on our holiday. If you are ever on the North island, your trip will not be... More 

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Wellington
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This was our 2nd visit having visited in 2012 & it was just as good. My 2 girls (6&9) loved it, we had a great day out & there's so much to do. Take a picnic as they have lovely grounds at the park to sit in & the kids can just run around & play. Lots of interesting things... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Well set out for easy enjoyment. Safe and interesting and great for a picnic etc. A good learning experience for adults and children alike

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Was a bit hesitant to visit when I saw the prices online, as $70 for a family seemed expensive for what it was, but we did anyway and had a great time. Be prepared to get a bit wet and take your own snacks and drinks - especially if you have kids. Only let down were a few of the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Our family spent the morning at the Waterworks. We were a big family group of roughly 20 of us family visiting from around New Zealand. When we first arrived we didn't have the best cutover service which was disappointing as we looked at prices the night before and on the website it said groups of 15 or more people there... More 

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Waikato
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My wife & I took 9 and 11 year old boys. Spent about 3 hours there on a warm easter weekend. We all loved it. Everyone there was having a great time and it was as much fun watching other people having fun, particularly 60 year olds acting like little children! Food at café was good value and quality. Thoroughly... More 

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Address: Address: 471, The 309 Road | Coromandel Town, Coromandel 3582, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-866 7191
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Coromandel
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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