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The Waterworks

471, The 309 Road | Coromandel Town, Coromandel 3582, New Zealand
+64 7 866 7191
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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Coromandel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Water Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Remember visiting the waterpark as a kid and made sure it was on my list of things to do again. Lots of interesting contraptions and things to do with plenty of surprises. Luckily we were the only ones there so no tourists ahead of us ruining the surprise. Bit disappointing to see parts of the attraction being repaired with insulation... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Only stopped briefly for a coffee at the cafe there, but managed to see some of the things that are on offer at waterworks, great learning for children with everything being so hands on. the coffee was great, and it was good to experience a long drop toilet, and it was beautifully cleaned. very friendy staff with prompt service. People... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had a great time here! Even on a chilly winter day the waterworks are well worth a visit. The attractions are ingenious, beautifully crafted and bring out the little child in all of us. Lots of funny jokes as well as educational displays make this a well-rounded highlight of the route 309. And if all of this playing makes... More

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Phuket, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had such a cool time here. We were not sure about going here but I'm glad we did. We spent about 3 hours here in total walking around looking at all the attractions. Very well kept place and a real credit to the person/people who though it up

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The 309 road has beautiful scenery and although a metal road is ok to travel. Waterworks is a wonderful place to visit with lots on interactive works so be prepared to get a bit wet! We went in the autumn and had lunch in the cafe which was lovely- nice food and great service. We will definitely go back in... More

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Wellington
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Would have to be the most unique attraction we have ever been to. So many unusual water attractions and a whole heap of fun. We got caught out several times and got splashed with a bit of water but it was all part of the fun. A lot of imagination has gone into making the 70+ water attractions that it... More

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newcastle upon tyne
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is a most unusual attraction, which lends itself to young and old alike. The variety of water features is very well thought out.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

An interesting Heath-Robinson home made attraction. The kids enjoyed it, and so did my husband, but although I liked learning a bit about science in action and getting thoroughly drenched from water canons, I was a little bored by the end. Reasonable food. Terrible toilets.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Excellent interactive playground for everybody! Many interesting water installations. Had a lot of FUN there!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

PROS: # No electricity used for water pumps # Really large area, even has a swimming hole! # Great value # Water comes down mountain to power attractions # Continuous theme (randomly put together and gives sense of fun) # Wheelchair access CONS: # Steep paths and some things are dated

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