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“Well worth the visit” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Waterworks

The Waterworks
Ranked #2 of 2 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, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Rotorua, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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“Well worth the visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our stroll around Waterworks with awesome surroundings. Alot of very cool water features, loads of fun for all ages. A huge amount of work has been put into this place. Well done. Also free mobility scooters available

Visited April 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A Quirky little place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2014

Well worth the visit, off the beaten track don't over look this Theme Park. Amazing what you can do with all recycled materials. The kids (young and young at heart) loved it, with its water games and fun fact boards.
A must see.

Visited March 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“So much fun,iformation and humor”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014

Absolutley loved it! Water games and miracles for kids and adults. Lots of information and sustainability. Best of all the humor is all around you. Also, best carrot cake and very friendly staff. Go and discover your inner child! I loved how it connected the childhood of the past with today.

Visited March 2014
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Nailsea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
“Interesting but not captivating.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Came across this by chance. Quirky and fun. Ingenious water powered devices that needed thought to understand them, however quite a few of them were not functioning and the attraction looked a bit tired. Maybe just end of season tiredness. Yes, OK, fun for all ages but 50% of the show is kids playground items so not really relevent to adults on their own - so I feel it was slightly missold.

Visited March 2014
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Tairua, New Zealand
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“A must to visit when touring the Coromandel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

We were unsure what to expect from this neat 'theme park' with a difference. It is such a fun place to visit with lots of quirky water works. The boards with funny stories on were fun to stop and read. A must to visit.

Visited March 2014
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