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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 2 days 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 yesterday

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
1  Thank vanderson88
WaimarinoBOP, Manager at Waimarino, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed April 8, 2019 via mobile

I want to emphasize that I liked this glow worm kayak tour; staff was friendly, wine and cheese was nice, and I enjoyed kayaking at night. We saw glow worms at the end of the tour in the rocky canyon-like walls surrounding the river. Some...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Michael C
WaimarinoBOP, Manager at Waimarino, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2019

Hi there, Thanks for your review - it's great to hear you were lucky enough to experience what 2 companies have to offer. We are both very different as you stated - being one was in a cave and our tour in a canyon, we...More

Reviewed April 3, 2019

Wichita, Kansas 749 Do not miss this one!! Review of Private Glowworm Cave Tours Reviewed 3 days ago This was a fantastic experience! Such striking limestone formations within the cave. The glow worms that stick to the roof of the cave are amazing to view....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gayle H
Reviewed March 29, 2019

We did the Twilight Pass (entry after 4pm) as we only had limited time available. Being later in the day and mid week, meant that we ended up with a staff member all to ourselves!! My daughter had so much fun learning to kayak, jumping...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank rochellep3313
WaimarinoBOP, Manager at Waimarino, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2019

Hi there, It sounds like you and your daughter had the best time and she learnt heaps of new things! Thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback!

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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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Batmite75
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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