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The Waterworks

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Address: 471 The 309 Road | Coromandel Town, Coromandel 3581, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 7-866 7191
Today
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

Release the child within and experience New Zealand's quirkiest theme park....

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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A must do for all ages

Heaps of fun for young and old. A must do for the whole family. Unique. Sustainable. Take a swim suit if you want to jump into the cold stream (swimming hole) for a swim. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Heaps of fun for young and old. A must do for the whole family. Unique. Sustainable. Take a swim suit if you want to jump into the cold stream (swimming hole) for a swim. We didn't as it was too cold. Safe relaxing activities. Wheelchair friendly. Be prepared for the surprise water squirts when you least expect that make you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Relatively close to Coromandel Town the water works is worth a visit. The science and technology behind the exhibits is fascinating for the adults and the children enjoy the hands on experiences.

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Thank Tania J
Auckland, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The kids absolutely loved this - loads to keep them running around, having fun and wanting to spend longer there. Would allow at least 2 hours if with young children.

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Thank Martyn S
Auckland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had fun at this cute, quirky water based park on a sunny afternoon in the Coromandel. There was lots to do, lots to see, and lots of fun things to interact with! Definitely visit if you are in the Coromandel area, as it is not to far from the Coromandel Town. Make sure you try out the water bikes:... More 

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Thank G0ldie66
jeedho, Owner at The Waterworks, responded to this review

I'm so happy that you had a great time, thanks for taking the time to review your visit to The Waterworks More 

Dublin, Ireland
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got lunch here before entering the park which was lovely. The park was pretty cool but more designed towards children.

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Thank peligia
jeedho, Owner at The Waterworks, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, I'll let the people in the cafe know your comments More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four adults and three kids visited this place, the kids were all in togs, the adults tried most things out and it was so much fun, lots of laughter. The water hole was a great way to cool down in the summer heat.

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1 Thank RobHall4976
jeedho, Owner at The Waterworks, responded to this review

Did you see the eels in the swimming hole, they have been there for over ten years and are pretty big. Thanks for reviewing us More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had lot of fun with family .its a cool place for having fun with interesting water play ,flying cycles ,flying fox and ithe play area was good . Must visit the place.

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1 Thank Rupan2016
jeedho, Owner at The Waterworks, responded to this review

The team here work hard to provide the best experience possible, we appreciate your comments, thanks More 

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370 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely an attraction appropriate for all ages! It was clever and informative - with some cunning little tricks along the way! I especially loved the playground section (big kid) and the water guns! I did however think that $25 is quite expensive when there is minimal maintenance done (a lot of things were old or broken) and realistically... More 

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1 Thank NaomiF2901
jeedho, Owner at The Waterworks, responded to this review

Hi Naomi We're thrilled that you had a good time, however our maintenance man Emanuel is saddened and a little perplexed by your comments on the state of the attractions. During this time of the year when we are so busy he works 7 days a week and whilst some things take more than a day to fix or obtain... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended to us. Waterworks was so much more than we expected. The teenagers loved every minute! This place should definitely be on your list of must do's. Staff very warm and friendly. Just wish this place was closer to where we live. It will also be great for school visits. Thanks for a day filled with laughter. This place brought... More 

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jeedho, Owner at The Waterworks, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments, we appreciate the effort in reviewing us. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spotted this in the guide book just flicking through the area we were driving through. Would definitely recommend visiting if you are anywhere nearby. We had a 2year old with us who thoroughly enjoyed it, nearly as much as a the 59yr old did!

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Thank Tim G
jeedho, Owner at The Waterworks, responded to this review

Thanks for coming, we're glad you had a good time More 

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