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Waimarino Adventure Park & Kayak Tours

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Address: 36 Taniwha Place | Bethlehem, Tauranga 3172 , New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 7 576 4233
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Waimarino Adventure Park is situated on the banks of the Wairoa River just...

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 & recreation location. Waimarino Adventure Park has New Zealand's only kayak slide, The Blob, kayaks, rock climbing, diving boards, Italian Pedallos and plenty more. Grab your swimwear and visit us for a great day of action & fun.Waimarino Kayak Tours offer a great range of kayak tours in Tauranga & Rotorua region including magical glow-worm experiences, fantastic scenery, lake-edge thermal hot pools, catering and transport.Enjoy light refreshments & NZ wine on the edge of Lake McLaren at sunset, surrounded by the ducks &swans. Glide across the calm waters at twilight, before entering our enchanting glow-worm canyon. Our glow-worm kayak tour is truly unique, and a fantastic ‘must do’ experience while in NZ. This glow-worm kayak tour experience is not available in any other location globally. ONLY in Tauranga!Enjoy our kayak tour on scenic Lake Rotoiti, paddle past pohutakawas, (NZ’s Christmas tree) cascading native bush& abundant birdlife along the lake edge. Classic kiwi holiday homes nestle amongst the cliffs & coves. Enjoy the myths and legends of the Maori people linked to Lake Rototiti, before entering the glow-worm cave. Cross the lake to the Manupirua natural thermal hot-pools to relax and reflect on your exhilarating experiences.Please see our website for more information about our park and kayak tour options.

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Waimarino Adventure Park
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$54*
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Wairoa River Kayak Tour
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$71*
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Scenic Lake McLaren Kayak Tour

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Professionally run attraction for all ages

Over many years of successful school related trips to Waimarino I have nothing but awesome things to say about them. They customise a programme that suits the age and outdoor... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Over many years of successful school related trips to Waimarino I have nothing but awesome things to say about them. They customise a programme that suits the age and outdoor experience of all participants. Equipment is of the highest quality and close to Tauranga as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super nicely organised tour and the glowworms canyon was magical. It's my second kayak tour with Waimarino and totally recommend it. The location is wonderful and just wish we could be kayaking for a tad longer as the water in the lake was like butter. The guides are always super knowledgable and you learn so much about NZ nature.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Lake McLaren Glow-worm Kayak Tour is an absolutely stunning, magical experience. The fact that you get to paddle your own tandem kayak makes it a perfect activity for couples, starting with a nice snack of cheese and crackers and trail mix accompanied by mulled wine, while watching the sun set over the lake. The whole activity lasts about 3... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

amazing experience, excellent guide very patient we those of us a bit uncoordinated. lovely pre snack before on the edge of the lake before we set off.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

I had my family in New Zealand and was very happy to find this tour on the Eastside of NZ as we had no time to make it to Waitamo. The lady on the phone was extremely nice and helpful and the tour itself was big fun too. We got spoiled with very tasty mulled wine, crackers, yummy cheese and... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

This place is such a blast! Water slides, bouncy things to jump off, kayaks, upright paddle boards, rock climbing, little water slide for the littlies, picnic spots, beautiful surroundings....a full day of fun - pack your sunscreen!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Visiting Waimarino is always no. 1 in our lists. We always have fun time here rain or shine. The water park is located by Wairoa river in Bethlehem area just off Waihi road. They offer several different program to cater every need. Bring your own lunches for picnic. They do have a small shop where you can buy some hot... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Wow what an amazing place. Our 11yr old daughter had the best time ever there were so many activities to try she was absolutely beside herself. We visited last week of April the water was a bit cold but it didn't stop her I wish I had found this place mid summer as I wanted to get in and enjoy... More 

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WaimarinoBOP, Marketing Assistant at Waimarino Adventure Park & Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Awesome to hear that you had a great day! We hope to see you again in Summer! Thanks for your review Sam More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

As a travel agent specializing in taylor-made tours in NZ, I had already observed glowworms before ( boat ride as well as black water rafting ) . Yet I was really looking forward to discovering this new approach to them as I love kayaking and the idea of doing it at night definitely appealed to me. Add to the mix... More 

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WaimarinoBOP, Marketing Assistant at Waimarino Adventure Park & Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for your great review! Glad to hear that you enjoyed our Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour and hope that you will be able to recommend us on your taylor-made tours. Thanks Sam More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

We had fun time at Waimarino adventure park yesterday. This was our second visit at park. We received marvellous service from Amy; very cheerful, hardworking and helpful team member of Waimarino park.

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Thanks for your great review. Glad to hear you had a great time in the park Thanks Sam More 

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