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The Waterworks

471 The 309 Road | Coromandel Town, Coromandel 3581, New Zealand
+64 7-866 7191
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Great Fun Here

This place is a different attraction and lots of fun for all the family. We spent a couple of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ross M

The waterworks is fun! I love that its interactive for everyone. There is a nice cafe on site and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Auckland, New Zealand
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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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  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
471 The 309 Road | Coromandel Town, Coromandel 3581, New Zealand
+64 7-866 7191
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a different attraction and lots of fun for all the family. We spent a couple of hours here. Sadly although the children had a good time and lots of fun the various items around the park looked dated and unkempt. Many were...More

Thank Ross M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The waterworks is fun! I love that its interactive for everyone. There is a nice cafe on site and everything there is recycled, even the water.

Thank hpeters0n4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Do you enjoy water? Do you enjoy getting wet? Do you like working activities? Yes to any of these and you'll have a great time. Worthwhile taking the kids lots of fun things to interact with. Bbq available Staff are friendly Planning to go back...More

Thank abseilor
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We had a blast here, the interactive attractions are so much fun, combining humour with science and physics, really good for kids and adults.

Thank pb_nz
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Lots of good wholesome wet fun, quirky water features, fabulous play areas, beautifully maintained. Kids had such a great time!

Thank melk394
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We very rarely get time off and decided to check this out on a drive around the Coromandel Peninsula, this was late in January, it was hot so thought we'd check it out and return on a day we didn't have our small dog with...More

1  Thank repoocnelle
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Located just a few kms from Coromandel on Hwy 309 which is paved most of the way to this place. Whimsical fun with all sorts of water power and solar power devices. You will have fun and you will get wet. A great place to...More

Thank Kenneth H
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

My wife went here during a one day stay at Coromandel. The water features are interesting but would be a lot better if you had children with you and were prepared to get wet. There are some panels around the site with very interesting quotes...More

Thank cjb185
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This wedding was held outside by the stream. What an awesome setting! The reception was held in the cafe and went really smoothly. The walk around the compound was easy even with a sore knee as there were plenty of places to sit. The quirky...More

Thank PatGoulden
Reviewed 25 March 2017

A brilliant way to spend time with fun-loving family or friends in a rare environment where you can actually take risks. Great humour and random information throughout. Quirky equipment and lots of chances for water fights make this a great outing for the non-PC population

Thank gorgle
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How much time should 2 adults spend here? We will only reach the park at about 4pm next week (December 2015) and it closes at 6pm, so I'm wondering if it's worth a visit when we can only spend 2hours (or less) there?
14 December 2015|
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Response from Xavier_Radic |
Hello, A friend of mine and their family built and invented these gardens some years ago (but new owners these days). Anytime even just 2 hours is worth the visit... it is humorous, educating and fun. Afterwards (depending... More