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Waimarino

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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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36 Taniwha Place | Bethlehem, Tauranga 3176, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Logan was an awesome guide with great knowledge of the glow worms and local area! Just me and a couple on the tour, so felt very personal and intimate. Started with mulled wine and snacks, watching the swans on the lake. The kayaking was so...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank TripswithEmma
WaimarinoBOP, Manager at Waimarino, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for such an awesome review. It sounded like you had a perfect night on the lake. Kayaking at night is new to lots of people and when you are with a guide like Logan who ensures you are going to the best spots it...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One thing that comes to mind about a kayaking tour.."will i get wet?" and as a travel writer and photographer.. I prefer to have my camera on board to record the event for my travel articles. All these concerns were quickly resolved by the affable...More

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank jensen_chua
WaimarinoBOP, Manager at Waimarino, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

What an epic review. Thank-you so much for taking the time to let us know your thoughts on our Glow Worm Kayaking Tour, we really do agree that you can't up close and personal with the Glow Worms anywhere else so its great that you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Evening glow worm (*spoiler alert*) experience was professional and enjoyable. Good natured guides with excellent customer service made the difference. Loved the cheese and crackers as we waited to head out!!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank tcbjconrad
WaimarinoBOP, Manager at Waimarino, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us :)

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Glow worms are only part of the draw to this kayaking adventure. The guides Royce and David were 100% themselves. They put themselves out there to be enjoyed by our group of 9. Their playful banter was charming but they managed to keep the evening...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Naninofro
WaimarinoBOP, Manager at Waimarino, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Naninofro, Thanks for your review. It's awesome to hear such great things about our guides, I will pass on your regards. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time on Lake McLaren.

Reviewed May 12, 2019

An absolutely magical kayak tour with three fantastic guides who were informative, attentive and very sweet with my children. Can't thank you enough for a fabulous experience and beautiful memories. The glowworms are gorgeous, the stars were outstanding and what a stunning location!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Top Katz C
WaimarinoBOP, Manager at Waimarino, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2019

Thank-you so much for reviewing our Kayak Tours. Its so great to hear that you and your family enjoyed it! We agree that the stars are unreal, we are very lucky to live and operate in such an amazing place!

Reviewed May 6, 2019

What a beautiful location, and we couldn't have picked a clearer evening. The guides took our team of 16 out on two waka where we explored part of the river and saw glow worms. Completely entertaining on both fronts - great to be out and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank vanderson88
WaimarinoBOP, Manager at Waimarino, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2019

Thank-you so much for your great review. Its awesome to hear you and your group enjoyed their trip with us - we really do live in a magic place!

Reviewed April 28, 2019

We did the night Glow worm kayak tour.. it was great. Thank you to Jack and the other guides for making it a wonderful informative and pleasant evening. Lovely paddle across the lake with the ducks and swans then into the Glow worm gorge... Highly...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Bill M
WaimarinoBOP, Manager at Waimarino, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2019

Hi Bill M, Its great to hear you enjoyed your self and got to experience our tour. We pride ourselves on customer feedback so thank-you for taking the time to let us know your thoughts!

Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

We did the kayak tour this evening. It was a stunning evening, can’t beat turning up at the lake to be treated with lovely wine and cheese, three brilliant guides (Royce, David and Ellen), and an amazing evening taking a leisurely kayak down the lake...More

Thank Hirsty-NZ
WaimarinoBOP, Manager at Waimarino, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2019

What an awesome review! We are so glad you got to experience our Glow Worm Tour, we do think its pretty special and we are so happy you agree!

Reviewed April 26, 2019 via mobile

Loved our evening. Beautiful scenery, friendly and knowledgeable guide, great food, hot pools were lovely, glow worm cave stunning. Thanks so much! Highly recommended.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank KaraD845
WaimarinoBOP, Manager at Waimarino, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2019

Hi Kara, Thanks so much for your review, its so great to hear our Starlight Experience on Lake Rotoiti

Reviewed April 9, 2019 via mobile

Many thanks to jack for a really great tour. We did this last night and I think this will likely be the beat tour we do in New Zealand! It was really fun and the views are magical. I would highly recommend that this tour...More

Thank G917CSmichaelr
WaimarinoBOP, Manager at Waimarino, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2019

Thanks for your great review, we will pass on your regards to Jack. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time here in NZ

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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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