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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 #5 of 12 attractions in Coromandel
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Tauranga, New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

We stopped off on our trip from Hahei to Auckland and enjoyed the sights and activities. We didn't get wet (luckily) but saw lots of kids who made the most of the water activities.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We took our little girl here on our trip to the coromandel, the place is a lot bigger than it first appears from the road, and turns out to be quite good vaue for money, we managed to lose a couple of hours here and you have to get a bit hands on there is a lot to do and... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Our visit to The Waterworks was part of a family celebration for my husband's 60th birthday. We came from Auckland for the day on 360 Discovery Ferry. Transfers to and from The Waterworks went smoothly. Our group of 19 ranged in age from 5 to 72. Very hard to tell who had more fun - the kids or the oldies.... More

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Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Several families we know have been to Waterworks in the past year and raved about it so with high expectations, we went along over Easter. It did not disappoint. Slightly rustic, with some unexpected water tricks and a great adventure playground. Only disappointment was that the two BBQs we tried didn't work but we ate the picnic food we had... More

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UK
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Interesting place if you have kids. Needs some TLC and the loos are dire but fun for an hour on a warm afternoon. Do supervise kids closely, many of the rides were banned as dangerous in the UK decades ago! Bit if a drive up gravel road. Visit if in area and bored kids but don't make a soecial journey.... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Depending on which side you travel from the old 309 road works it magic. Travel along it's winding path over the hills taking in the vast forests and gorges it is not long till you come upon this little NZ gem. Great place to visit for all ages, young of age and young at heart will all be entertained with... More

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our stroll around Waterworks with awesome surroundings. Alot of very cool water features, loads of fun for all ages. A huge amount of work has been put into this place. Well done. Also free mobility scooters available

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Well worth the visit, off the beaten track don't over look this Theme Park. Amazing what you can do with all recycled materials. The kids (young and young at heart) loved it, with its water games and fun fact boards. A must see.

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Sydney, Australia
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12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Absolutley loved it! Water games and miracles for kids and adults. Lots of information and sustainability. Best of all the humor is all around you. Also, best carrot cake and very friendly staff. Go and discover your inner child! I loved how it connected the childhood of the past with today.

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Nailsea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

Came across this by chance. Quirky and fun. Ingenious water powered devices that needed thought to understand them, however quite a few of them were not functioning and the attraction looked a bit tired. Maybe just end of season tiredness. Yes, OK, fun for all ages but 50% of the show is kids playground items so not really relevent to... More

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