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“Fun and interesting time!”
Review of The Waterworks

The Waterworks
Ranked #1 of 1 Fun & Games in Coromandel
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Kent
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81 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Fun and interesting time!”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

Spent a morning here on our travels around NZ last month, and really enjoyed it.

It was not busy at all, and we enjoyed the various displays and our 4 year old loved getting hands on with the various displays and things to operate, squirt water etc!

The playground was great too and the waterhole looked like it would be great in the heat of summer. Our daughter loved the floating boats and the jumbo swing tyre too.

We also really enjoyed the boards giving facts and oddities and some of them are really funny:)

Worth a visit for sure.

Visited March 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“great afternoon”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

Varied and interesting,. suitable for ages. Funny quirky messages and facts of interest dotted throughout attraction.
Well maintained and all operational.

Visited April 2013
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East Anglia
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“You might get wet”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

This attraction is on the 309 a fantastic NZ road to see. The waterworks contain many items worked with water, a swimming hole, and a good cafe

Visited March 2013
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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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82 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A great place for a day out with families”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

We just dropped by for an hour before going on the Railway in Coromandel. It is fun. Our sense was that it is more suited to a day in a group including children and you want to come here for at least half a day but we enjoyed it all the same.

Visited February 2013
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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93 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Was okay”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Went there and it was all right. Nothing wrong with it - just not my kind of thing. There are looks of things to see and would appeal more to children

Visited April 2012
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