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The Waterworks

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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A very good afternoon

This place is full of tricks and fun. Take your kids there and you will not regret. A very special... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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A very Good Day at the Waterworks Coromandel

Me and my friend went to the waterworks on the 9th of December for the five dollar day. It was... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
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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...more
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471 The 309 Road | Coromandel Town, Coromandel 3581, New Zealand
+64 7-866 7191
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looks a bit run down. Things needs a clean up like a coat of paint and moss removal. Looks a bit unloved. Mostly fun for children 4-8 years. I feel a bit overpriced at $25 for adults and $20 children over 5.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is full of tricks and fun. Take your kids there and you will not regret. A very special place for a summer trip.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

Me and my friend went to the waterworks on the 9th of December for the five dollar day. It was exactly the same from last year, but they had a structure made out of posts and mussel ropes. No sign to inform us of what...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LoganN109
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

The waterworks was such a fun day, lots of things to see and do, we will bring the family back. Not just for kids, adults can have fun too. A genuine coromandel hidden kiwiana treasure.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MichelleW0794
Reviewed 3 December 2018

Guide books and info centers talk of this place as fun and full of creative water sculptures. Not true, creations are very simple and not very creative. Mostly it is about shooting water at others or yourself. Or pumping water up to see it go...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit but thought the site could use a bit of a clean up and some of the attractions needed repairing.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Return trip, was so much fun again. Each time we go the kids find new things to see,touch,try and talk about

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank weekendtraveller363
Reviewed 4 November 2018

We recently drove over to Coromandel Town, and up to the Waterworks. We enjoyed the many zany creations and information boards. We also tried out all of the rides, even the ones on the kids' playground. The adult zip line was a hoot. That was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank VT_Travelerx2
Reviewed 16 October 2018

The place is creatively designed complimenting the natural environment. Besides the fun water activities and playground for kids, there is a Swing and a flying fox for adults too. Nice place for a family picnic too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Odyssey825425
Reviewed 14 October 2018

My partner and I spent a few hours here and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The Waterworks is full of fun facts and imaginative water sculptures made from old and varied things. There are many interactive displays. The setting is very pleasant with a beautiful river...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Jeff H, Owner at The Waterworks, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Thanks for your comments, we take on board what you have to say.

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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