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The Waterworks

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The Waterworks Ingenious Inventions

We found this by chance when researching New Zealand. It was fantastic. The creations are clever... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chris W
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London, United Kingdom
Fun for all!

Amazing day at The Waterworks in Coromandel! So much fun for all ages, highly recommend! Plenty to... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
Kim K
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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471 The 309 Road | Coromandel Town, Coromandel 3581, New Zealand
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+64 7-866 7191
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this by chance when researching New Zealand. It was fantastic. The creations are clever, fun to play with and great if you want to get each other (you can avoid it)!! My 12 year old said he had more fun than at Universal...More

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jeedho, Owner at The Waterworks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

How ever you found us we are glad you did and had such a great time. Thanks for reviewing us. Happy and safe travels Jeff

Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing day at The Waterworks in Coromandel! So much fun for all ages, highly recommend! Plenty to do there any time of year. A "must do"!

2  Thank Kim K
jeedho, Owner at The Waterworks, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

Thanks for taking the time to comment and great news that you had such a wonderful time.

Reviewed 19 July 2018

A thoroughly enjoyable place for young and old to go to. There is something for everyone, including those who are mobility impaired. There are many jokes and anecdotes to read and amuse you as you go around. Be sure to try everything....there are a few...More

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jeedho, Owner at The Waterworks, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review our park. We all work hard to make it an enjoyable experience for everyone.

Reviewed 16 July 2018

Would highly recommend! There's heaps of different things to do here, and the park is filled with quirky attractions that the whole family can enjoy. Definitely not just for kids with loads of creative exhibits, quirky humour, and fun things to play on. The food...More

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jeedho, Owner at The Waterworks, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Thanks for the review, so happy you enjoyed the place. I have some great staff and they will be so please to know you loved their coffee.

Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic place, even on a chilly day. The young kids (5, 8 & 12) enjoyed every minute of this rustic adventureland and the old kids (42, 70 & 76) did too. It’s been years since we’ve been here, and there are great new...More

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jeedho, Owner at The Waterworks, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Really appreciate you taking the time to review the park, thanks and I look forward to seeing you all again soon. Just call me if I can help with any arrangements.

Reviewed 28 June 2018

Enjoyed this park very much. Great for small children. And the collies are fantastically friendly; enjoy you throwing sticks for them. Would highly recommend this place as it makes children think about things. The water pumps, the weights / bucket device, the solar pump etc....More

Thank Colin M
jeedho, Owner at The Waterworks, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Hi Colin, really appreciate your comments.

Reviewed 24 June 2018

What a place to go for the day, take a picnic, enjoy all this amazing place has to offer. True kiwiana experience. From adult fun to pint size fun, art fun at it's best.

Thank Lisa F
jeedho, Owner at The Waterworks, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Thanks for visiting and thanks for making the comments.

Reviewed 17 June 2018

I had been to the Waterworks in the past and thought it was a great place for kids so I went there last weekend with my grandson. I was disappointed that the main attractions seems unkempt.. pools clogged with leaves, the water powered clock telling...More

Thank Lora M
jeedho, Owner at The Waterworks, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Hi and thanks for your comments even though you appear to have an unhappy time there. We all see things with different eyes. I take on board your observations. It's winter, the setting is in the bush and it's natural that leaves fall from trees....More

Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

We drove all the way here to find it closed. Signs on the road say it‘s open, the website says „Open everyday“. No sign on the door or anything else, it was just locked. We are more than disappointed, especially our 3yo who was really...More

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jeedho, Owner at The Waterworks, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

I'm Sorry that you did not see the notice I had left. You are correct we would normally open 10am - 4pm during the winter months. I had to go to the Doctors I left it as late as possible before leaving. I did Leave...More

Reviewed 13 May 2018

Myself and my wife + mother and father in law visited this venue over the Easter weekend and were astonished by the whole place. The man who owns it not only runs the park himself but created the whole place with his own hands. He...More

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jeedho, Owner at The Waterworks, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

I really appreciate your comments, thanks for taking the time.

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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
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