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The Waterworks

471 The 309 Road | Coromandel Town, Coromandel 3581, New Zealand
+64 7-866 7191
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Awesome place for a family day out!

Would highly recommend! There's heaps of different things to do here, and the park is filled with... read more

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nsm2002
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Coromandel, New Zealand
Magical Family Fun - LUVED IT!

What a fantastic place, even on a chilly day. The young kids (5, 8 & 12) enjoyed every minute of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
purpleliciousj
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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.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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471 The 309 Road | Coromandel Town, Coromandel 3581, New Zealand
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Reviewed today

Would highly recommend! There's heaps of different things to do here, and the park is filled with quirky attractions that the whole family can enjoy. Definitely not just for kids with loads of creative exhibits, quirky humour, and fun things to play on. The food...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a fantastic place, even on a chilly day. The young kids (5, 8 & 12) enjoyed every minute of this rustic adventureland and the old kids (42, 70 & 76) did too. It’s been years since we’ve been here, and there are great new...More

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jeedho, Owner at The Waterworks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Really appreciate you taking the time to review the park, thanks and I look forward to seeing you all again soon. Just call me if I can help with any arrangements.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed this park very much. Great for small children. And the collies are fantastically friendly; enjoy you throwing sticks for them. Would highly recommend this place as it makes children think about things. The water pumps, the weights / bucket device, the solar pump etc....More

Thank Colin M
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jeedho, Owner at The Waterworks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Colin, really appreciate your comments.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a place to go for the day, take a picnic, enjoy all this amazing place has to offer. True kiwiana experience. From adult fun to pint size fun, art fun at it's best.

Thank Lisa F
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jeedho, Owner at The Waterworks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for visiting and thanks for making the comments.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had been to the Waterworks in the past and thought it was a great place for kids so I went there last weekend with my grandson. I was disappointed that the main attractions seems unkempt.. pools clogged with leaves, the water powered clock telling...More

Thank Lora M
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jeedho, Owner at The Waterworks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi and thanks for your comments even though you appear to have an unhappy time there. We all see things with different eyes. I take on board your observations. It's winter, the setting is in the bush and it's natural that leaves fall from trees....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove all the way here to find it closed. Signs on the road say it‘s open, the website says „Open everyday“. No sign on the door or anything else, it was just locked. We are more than disappointed, especially our 3yo who was really...More

Thank Jenny P
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jeedho, Owner at The Waterworks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm Sorry that you did not see the notice I had left. You are correct we would normally open 10am - 4pm during the winter months. I had to go to the Doctors I left it as late as possible before leaving. I did Leave...More

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Reviewed May 12, 2018

Myself and my wife + mother and father in law visited this venue over the Easter weekend and were astonished by the whole place. The man who owns it not only runs the park himself but created the whole place with his own hands. He...More

Thank Redhillroamer
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jeedho, Owner at The Waterworks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I really appreciate your comments, thanks for taking the time.

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Reviewed May 2, 2018

Then we could have stayed even longer! While we thought this was expensive when we arrived, it was worth it. Take a picnic, towels and change of clothes and plan to spend most of the day. They have a play area and BBQ's available for...More

Thank Mel-Kiwi_NZ
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jeedho, Owner at The Waterworks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

All the staff are grateful that you rated us highly, thanks a lot.

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Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Went on a family outing and this park is great every corner you go around there is something exciting to see, all well crafted and the owner I think, plenty to do, BBQ free to use for picnic So you can spen the day

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jeedho, Owner at The Waterworks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

So welcoming to hear your positive comments, thanks

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Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Our family really enjoyed our time here. Lots of hands on fun and some quirky humour made this an unexpected and throughly enjoyable visit.

Thank Nicci H
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Thanks for the comments.

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Hello, A friend of mine and their family built and invented these gardens some years ago (but new owners these days). Anytime even just 2 hours is worth the visit... it is humorous, educating and fun. Afterwards (depending... More
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