We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Excellent Attraction and heaps of fun” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Waterworks

The Waterworks
471, The 309 Road | Coromandel Town, Coromandel 3582, New Zealand
+64 7 866 7191
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #4 of 15 Attractions in Coromandel
Type: Museums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Water Parks, Specialty Museums, Amusement Parks
More attraction details
Attraction details
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Wellington
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Excellent Attraction and heaps of fun”
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 is hard to believe it has happened.

We really enjoyed ourselves, it is all related to water but a large variety of different things. We got a lot of laughs reading the many notes and notices displayed throughout the park - some attached as images.

Has a composting toilet and it was O.K., some may not like it but it was what was around many years ago and it does the "job".

A reasonable Cafe and Shop are there as well.

Visited May 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

210 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    123
    56
    24
    4
    3
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
newcastle upon tyne
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“A very interesting visit”
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.

Visited June 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great fun for kids, educational”
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.

Visited April 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Berlin, Germany
1 review
“Fun pure!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

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

Visited May 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Auckland, New Zealand
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Interesting place to visit.”
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

Visited May 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Waterworks also viewed

Thames, Coromandel Peninsula
Coromandel, Coromandel Peninsula
 
Hahei, Coromandel Peninsula
Coromandel, Coromandel Peninsula
 

Been to The Waterworks? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Waterworks, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.