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The Waterworks

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Lots of family fun

All sorts of clever activities for kids to get involved in. Interesting and humorous information... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2019
Whitianga, New Zealand

Interesting place,lots of interactive things to do ,would be great for children,large... read more

Reviewed February 21, 2019
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
471 The 309 Road | Coromandel Town, Coromandel 3581, New Zealand
+64 7-866 7191
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a bit tired looking in parts but kids don’t care. The kids loved the park and exploring the great adventure play ground. Plenty of activities and very quirky clever amusement for all ages. Surprised it was School holidays with very few families so our...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

All sorts of clever activities for kids to get involved in. Interesting and humorous information boards for adults to enjoy. Wonderful playground, bbq/picnic area and excellent waterhole. Unique dinning area and nice cafe.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Paradise826669
Reviewed March 3, 2019

Had lunch here to start, it was very average menu and food was poor, The entry price $25 per adult would have been ok, if the the park had been maintained, but as half the attractions were wore out not safe or not working I...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Alcheringasailing
Reviewed February 21, 2019

Interesting place,lots of interactive things to do ,would be great for children,large playground,lots of interesting facts,amusing stories Lovely cafe make very nice toasted,good coffee

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Kiwis2NthShoreAuck
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

What a great place. Loved the simpleness of some of the water attractions. The swings were the old fashioned wide wooden seats. Perfect for reminiscing. Intriguing and Fun for all ages. Would be great for a bbq or picnic and swim in the waterhole.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank MichelleB9243
Reviewed February 8, 2019 via mobile

Probably a nice place to take kids. We were just a group of adult friends and I wasn’t thrilled. All a bit silly. Would not call this a good value for money experience.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank DAH64
Reviewed February 6, 2019 via mobile

Run down, broken attractions, dirty and expensive. Don’t go there until they do a big overhaul, I was really disappointed. Looks like it HAS been fun to spend time at this place..

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank HenrikS987
Reviewed January 30, 2019

We took the kids here and it was a good spot for them. The park does need a little bit of work as some of the exhibits weren't working and parts of the park were a bit run down. It was perhaps a bit overpriced...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank DaveDogNZ
Reviewed January 27, 2019

A lot of different innovative and interesting things to explore and have fun with. The first time we went there were several exhibits that weren't working, but this time only a very few that weren't. It's a fun family venue. It even has BBQ areas...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Nancy M
Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

Looks a bit run down. Things needs a clean up like a coat of paint and moss removal. Looks a bit unloved. Mostly fun for children 4-8 years. I feel a bit overpriced at $25 for adults and $20 children over 5.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from Xavier_Radic |
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