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The Waterworks

471 The 309 Road | Coromandel Town, Coromandel 3581, New Zealand
+64 7-866 7191
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This is seriously so much fun!

This is such a fun place to go with the family, and there's something for everyone there! My nature... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Repurposing junk for fun!

Repurposed junk is given a new lease of life at this interesting showcase of waterpowered exhibits... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (60 reviews)
“swimming hole” (26 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
471 The 309 Road | Coromandel Town, Coromandel 3581, New Zealand
+64 7-866 7191
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is such a fun place to go with the family, and there's something for everyone there! My nature enthusiast father in law went off to take pictures of trees, birds and what not. My mother in law and my teenage son had a ball...More

Thank Kiwigirl341
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Repurposed junk is given a new lease of life at this interesting showcase of waterpowered exhibits. Highly interactive, the kids (9&12) really enjoyed it. On a super sunny day, there was plenty of shade to hide under and a lovely swimming hole in the river....More

Thank NZDuffnetts
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As they say take a waterproof; you will need it. Lots of fun things to play with and think about. Coffee acceptable.

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family had an enjoyable 2 hours at The Waterworks on our way to Coromandel. A great mix of interactive and informative pieces. Nice picnic spot and had it had been warmer we would have tried the swimming spot too

Thank NicolaFoote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the waterworks even though it was raining when we visited. Creative and inventive displays and activities - something for everyone. The recycling is an example to us all. Very helpful and friendly staff. A must visit if you're in the Coromandel.

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

If you are visiting coromandel with the family this is an attraction you must take the kids to. Make sure that you take dry clothes as the kids will get wet. This place is amazing. All the attractions are interactive and all powered by water...More

Thank organix12
Reviewed 23 November 2017

It was a quiet day at the park as it's still early in the busy season on the Peninsula, so I could amble around the many interesting and informative displays involving water. I'm sure it will get very busy over the coming summer months. I...More

Thank Vivienne P
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing! We had our 4 and 1 year who we thought and knew would have blast however we both did too. From the quirky jokes to the playgrounds. Also don't miss the little walk to see the spring which helps power the...More

Thank keshala
jeedho, Owner at The Waterworks, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review Waterworks, I'm happy that you had such a great time.

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

If health and safety wandered round here there would certainly be some actions to take. The concept is great, the execution is poor. Lots of broken items; looks like all the crap that was left in my grandfathers house when he passed away was tossed...More

Thank Andrew C
jeedho, Owner at The Waterworks, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Hello Andrew I can see from your profile that you are an avid vegetarian, foodie luxury traveller reviewer, WOW. All feedback is welcome and I thank you for yours. You noted in your review that “there were many broken items, looks like all the crap...More

Reviewed 24 October 2017

Kids had a ball - I have two kids 10 and 14. totally enjoyed the day with all participating. Lots of water activities for the kids to participate ie riding bicycles to pump water at each other, balancing barrels, hand pumps, playground, dive board into...More

Thank 2fiona2
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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