Waimarino Adventure Park

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Timings : 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Time Required : 3 - 5 hours

Entry Fee : NZD 46 - Waimarino Adventure Park Pass

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Waimarino Adventure Park , Tauranga Overview

Waimarino Adventure Park is situated on the banks of the Wairoa River and is mainly focused on kayaking. But it also has access to many other fun activities like Water Trampoline,Climbing Wall, Italian Pedalo, The BLOB, NZ's only Kayak Slide, Tarzan Swing, Gladiator Pole, Diving Boards, Swimming, Recreational Kayaks, Canoes, Slip 'n' Slide, Warm Thermal Pool, Low Ropes Course, Beach Volleyball and a lot more.

The Waimarino Adventure Park also offers many experiences such as This adventure park is a great place for family picnics as you can hire barbeque supplies and play as much as you want. 

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Glowworm Kayak Tour

Waimarino Adventure Park’s one of the most unique experiences that should not be missed is the Glow Worm Kayaking. You might find glow worms somewhere else in New Zealand and you can go kayaking in many parts of the world but this is the only place where you can combine both for a unique and wonderful experience.

The glow worms can be seen only after sunsets, hence the tour departs an hour before the sunset as it takes 1-1.5 hours to get to the narrow part of the canyon, where the glow worms are sited.

The guides provide head-torches during the night. The guides at Waimarino Adventure Park are experienced and full of knowledge. The visitors get to hear the history and myths of Maori and their related stories to Lake Rotoiti. Visitors are also allowed to have New Zealand’s finest wines, fruit platter and much more during this magical experience.

Lake McLaren Tour

 Experience the calmness of Lake McLaren by paddling a kayak through the clear water, lush native bush and a lot of birds. Kayak into the stunning Mangapapa canyon where the water is as deep as the cliffs on the sides and the native bush appears to touch and form a cave.

The fees for Lake McLaren Tour is charged separately and booking for the kayak tour should be done in advance. The duration of this tour is 4.5 hours. All relevant equipment are provided; chocolate bar and water, transport from Tauranga harbour and back, and an experienced local guide.

Cruise Ship Tours

The Waimarino Adventure Park also conducts Cruise Ship Tours & Shore Excursions. There are totally four tours scheduled for the visitors to explore Tauranga, Mount Maunganui or Rotorua in the Bay of Plenty.

Tickets and Pricing

  • Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour- NZD 135 onwards
  • Scenic Lake Rotoiti Kayak Tour- NZD 135 onwards
  • Wairoa River Kayak Tour (Unguided) - NZD 80 onwards
  • Wairoa River Kayak Tour (Guided) - NZD 110 onwards
  • Scenic Lake Mclaren Kayak Tour- NZD 110 onwards
  • Tauranga Sea Kayak Tour- NZD 120 onwards
  • Adventure Park: Waimarino Adventure Park Supreme Pass- NZD 46 onwards
  • BIG Kanu Glow Worm Tour- NZD 99 onwards

How To Reach Waimarino Adventure Park

The Waimarino Adventure Park is located in Tauranga, New Zealand. The adventure park is situated 8 kilometres from the city centre. The fastest route to reach the park is to travel via SH2. The nearest bus stop to the park is Bethlehem Medical Centre.

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