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“Excellent Attraction and heaps of fun”
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, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Reviewed May 24, 2014

Would have to be the most unique attraction we have ever been to. So many unusual water attractions and a whole heap of fun. We got caught out several times and got splashed with a bit of water but it was all part of the fun. A lot of imagination has gone into making the 70+ water attractions that it is hard to believe it has happened.

We really enjoyed ourselves, it is all related to water but a large variety of different things. We got a lot of laughs reading the many notes and notices displayed throughout the park - some attached as images.

Has a composting toilet and it was O.K., some may not like it but it was what was around many years ago and it does the "job".

A reasonable Cafe and Shop are there as well.

Thank AytonWellington
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Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is a most unusual attraction, which lends itself to young and old alike. The variety of water features is very well thought out.

Thank ruslo
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

An interesting Heath-Robinson home made attraction. The kids enjoyed it, and so did my husband, but although I liked learning a bit about science in action and getting thoroughly drenched from water canons, I was a little bored by the end. Reasonable food. Terrible toilets.

Thank Judith H
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Reviewed May 12, 2014

Excellent interactive playground for everybody! Many interesting water installations. Had a lot of FUN there!

Thank raph w
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Reviewed May 3, 2014

PROS:

# No electricity used for water pumps
# Really large area, even has a swimming hole!
# Great value
# Water comes down mountain to power attractions
# Continuous theme (randomly put together and gives sense of fun)
# Wheelchair access

CONS:

# Steep paths and some things are dated

1  Thank TravellingGuy290
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