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Address: 36 Taniwha Place | Bethlehem, Tauranga 3176, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 7-576 4233
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Waimarino Adventure Park is situated on the banks of the Wairoa River just...

Waimarino Adventure Park is situated on the banks of the Wairoa River just 10 minutes from Tauranga city. This tranquil paradise is based around the sport of kayaking and over the past 35 years, Waimarino has become Tauranga’s premier kayaking & recreation location. Waimarino Adventure Park has New Zealand's only kayak slide, The Blob, kayaks, rock climbing, diving boards, Italian Pedallos and plenty more. Grab your swimwear and visit us for a great day of action & fun.Waimarino Kayak Tours offer a great range of kayak tours in Tauranga & Rotorua region including magical glow-worm experiences, fantastic scenery, lake-edge thermal hot pools, catering and transport.Enjoy light refreshments & NZ wine on the edge of Lake McLaren at sunset, surrounded by the ducks &swans. Glide across the calm waters at twilight, before entering our enchanting glow-worm canyon. Our glow-worm kayak tour is truly unique, and a fantastic ‘must do’ experience while in NZ. This glow-worm kayak tour experience is not available in any other location globally. ONLY in Tauranga!Enjoy our kayak tour on scenic Lake Rotoiti, paddle past pohutakawas, (NZ’s Christmas tree) cascading native bush& abundant birdlife along the lake edge. Classic kiwi holiday homes nestle amongst the cliffs & coves. Enjoy the myths and legends of the Maori people linked to Lake Rototiti, before entering the glow-worm cave. Cross the lake to the Manupirua natural thermal hot-pools to relax and reflect on your exhilarating experiences.Please see our website for more information about our park and kayak tour options.

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US$ 94.92*
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Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga
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Waimarino Adventure Park

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Night kayaking was amazing

I did the night time glow worm kayaking and it was a wonderful, serene and educational experience. It was lightly raining but that didn't make it any less magical. I was supplied... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I did the night time glow worm kayaking and it was a wonderful, serene and educational experience. It was lightly raining but that didn't make it any less magical. I was supplied with wet weather gear which kept me dry. The scenery was stunning, with warm mulled wine was delicious. The guide was very knowledgeable, experienced, friendly and had us... More 

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WaimarinoBOP, Public Relations Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review. I am very pleased you enjoyed your tour! More 

Cambridg, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a lovely greeting we got on arrival and great, friendly service with the kyack rental. A hassle free, enjoyable experience!

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Thank you for your lovely comments! More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I read about this park on trip advisor and we weren't disappointed. When you first arrive there's only a small parking area which is a bit surprising. Not sure what their usual visitor numbers are but it wasn't overly busy. The park has a number of relatively simple but fun activities. My kids particularly loved the swing rope and the... More 

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I am very pleased you enjoyed your day in our park. Thanks you for your comments. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must do attraction. There's more to do here than we realised. Rock climbing, rope swing into the river, blob, kayaking, swimming, slippery log, slide into the river, slippery slide for the children, playground. Pack a picnic and go for the day, there's plenty of picnic tables and shady areas to park up. Get there on opening time to get... More 

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Wow what lovely comments. We are so glad you enjoyed our slice of paradise as much as we do. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this a great experience with our teenage kids. The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable, and explained exactly how to kayak for those that had not done it before and provided all gear. Nice touch also to start off with fruit, nice cheeses and wines before we started on the river. They provide only kayaks for 2 so... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This easy paddle to the glow worms is a fun way to spend an evening. You meet at the Waimarino Adventure Park near Tauranga where you then board a bus to the river. Bus ride is on a winding road and takes a little less than 30 mins. The driver narrates along the way, making the trip fun. Once at... More 

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By the sounds of it you had an amazing evening. Thank you very much for the lovely comments. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For 2 years our grandchildren have experienced this venue during the school holidays . Extremely well run, enormous fun, and fantastic happy children return home full of adventure.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to let the kids run wild. We went with a 14, 12, 10, 8 and two 2 year olds. The little ones have a water slide (that could do with a little tlc) There are climbing walls, the blob, kayaks that you can take down the slide! (Highly recommend, even for adults) There are peddle boats and... More 

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Sounds like you and the kids had a fun day out. Thanks for the awesome review! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour is amazing. It was absolutely stunning kayaking through the glow worm caves. Tour guides are friendly and very helpful. You do not have to have the kayaking experience. However, it is good to have some experience so that you could Kayak yourselves. If you are totally new to kayaking, not to worry and the friendly tour guide would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tour is amazing!! Was an absolutely beautiful night kayaking through the glow worm caves ... we loved it!

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