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The Waterworks

471 The 309 Road | Coromandel Town, Coromandel 3581, New Zealand
+64 7-866 7191
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Loved it!!

Fun for all ages. We all had a blast! The playground is such fun - I'm not sure who loved it most... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
South Australia
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If you are in the area or just driving through make sure to stop by! The playground is for all ages... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ethan M
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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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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 via mobile

Fun for all ages. We all had a blast! The playground is such fun - I'm not sure who loved it most, the adults or the kids!! Definitely recommend.

Thank Missypot
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are in the area or just driving through make sure to stop by! The playground is for all ages and you’re garunteed to have fun!! We were in Coromandel for two months and this has to be the best experince we had! The...More

Thank Ethan M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lots of thought has gone into the layout of this venue. Great fun for everyone. Greatly enjoyed. Thank you.

Thank Bronwyn B
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Adults,kids doesn't matter this place will put a smile on your face from the moment you pull into the car park ,great way to spend hours enjoying yourself.

1  Thank Dean W
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We recently stopped for a look at the waterworks when on the coromandel peninsula, certainly recommend to spend a few hours here. Very quirky attraction with many unique water attractions to look at. Very hard to describe the uniqueness of this place as it is...More

Thank JackSmith26
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Worth a visit, especially with a group of people. Surprising people with water!! and some very interesting facts.

Thank MichellePuke
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

A great place to go with lots of interactive displays and a playground for all ages. Walked away with big smiles. A great morning of fun

Thank TripHappy12
Reviewed 11 July 2017

WATER WATER WATER just go and experience the ingenuity of the whole park. not to be missed under any circumstances if you are in coramandle

Thank KayHanger
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We came here twice in June, with 2 adults, 3 children (15, 12, 11 and 7). We all had a blast inspite of the rain. Fun winter activity with gumboots and rain coats. The interactive exhibits were educational and humoursly done. Great playgrounds plus 2...More

Thank Danni-NZ
Reviewed 12 June 2017

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
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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