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Waimarino

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Waimarino Adventure Park is situated on the banks of the Wairoa River just 10 minutes from Tauranga city. This tranquil paradise is based around the sport of kayaking and over the past 35 years, Waimarino has become Tauranga’s premier kayaking...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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36 Taniwha Place | Bethlehem, Tauranga 3176, New Zealand
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+64 7-576 4233
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a great time. Josh is a fantastic guide with a lot stories to tell and a throng of information about the region. Plus the wine and cheeses were excellents.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Domging
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Could look pricy at first glance, but everything was perfect. The two guides are funny and kind, the ride till the boarding zone is nice. Then, as they're preparing your kayaks, you're served wine, snacks, cheese, etc. Then you embark and discover the beauty of...More

Thank DanSteiner99
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are lots of things to do here. The Canoeing on the river is safe and has great views of the Omokoroa if you paddle down to the railway bridge. Its peaceful and easy to paddle as no rapids.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank wgavey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to do an impromptu plan for the glowworm kayaking at waimarino and we had an amazing time. The guides at Waimarino were friendly, experienced and extremely helpful. A special thanks to our guide Logan for keeping us entertained for the...More

1  Thank Fahd D
WaimarinoBOP, Front Office Manager at Waimarino, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thanks for such a great review. It is awesome to hear that you had an amazing time on your tour. Sometimes spontaneous decisions turn out to be the best decisions! Thanks for paddling with us!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a brilliant trip made all the better by the excellent guides of Jack and Jono. Jacks commentary in particular was very entertaining. They both were very diligent in ensuring everyone’s safety in stronger currents and after dark. The return trip was made extra...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank davinaw53
WaimarinoBOP, Front Office Manager at Waimarino, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Davina, Great to hear you enjoyed seeing the stars on your tour with us. There is nothing better than the beautiful combo of the night sky and the glowworms! Thanks for your review!

Reviewed October 12, 2019 via mobile

Went on this trip today with 2 boys - aged 7 & 9. Double kayaks so parents did a lot of the kayaking. First to Glowworm cave. Awesome experience gliding in on a kayak. Then over to some hot pools accessible only by boat. Our...More

Thank ailsal2013
WaimarinoBOP, Manager at Waimarino, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2019

Hi there, Thanks for the 5 stars! Good on you for paddling along with the kids, and great to hear you enjoyed your time at the Hot Pools. All the best with your travels.

Reviewed October 9, 2019 via mobile

Very enjoyable time at Waimarino. Perfect for young kids and just an all around good atmosphere throughout the whole thing

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Bella_mank
WaimarinoBOP, Front Office Manager at Waimarino, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2019

Hi Bella, We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us!Thanks for your feedback! Let us know at info@waimarino.com if there is anything we can do to make the trip a 5 Star!

Reviewed October 4, 2019

You can really see loads of glow worms shinning so bright all around you! Tour guide Logan is great! No doubt to rate 5*

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank vanessally
WaimarinoBOP, Front Office Manager at Waimarino, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2019

Hi, We are happy to hear you loved your tour with Logan! Thanks for joining us to see the Glow Worms! All the best with your travels.

Reviewed October 1, 2019 via mobile

This was great! A bit of hard work in the beginning but so magical, the glow worms and scenery is beautiful.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank dr_s_ellis
WaimarinoBOP, Front Office Manager at Waimarino, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2019

Thanks for a 5-star review! Great to to hear you enjoyed our tour and the beautiful area that we get to paddle!

Reviewed September 21, 2019 via mobile

Big thank you to our guide Jack. Delicious food, very nice wine and fun experience. We made new friends as well.

Thank Manoj A
WaimarinoBOP, Front Office Manager at Waimarino, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2019

Thanks for the review! We will pass on your kind words to Jack.

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Victoria J
October 16, 2016|
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Response from WaimarinoBOP | Property representative |
The tour is approximately 3 to 3 and half hours so should be finished by 11pm
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Batmite75
October 15, 2016|
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Response from WaimarinoBOP | Property representative |
We have a seniors rate for people over 65 years of $5 and this allows them to participate in all activities :)
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October 15, 2016|
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Response from Kwaussie | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, there's no food available at Waimarino apart from coffee and ice creams etc
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