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“Another coro charm”
Review of The Waterworks

The Waterworks
Ranked #1 of 1 Fun & Games in Coromandel
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

Remember visiting the waterpark as a kid and made sure it was on my list of things to do again.

Lots of interesting contraptions and things to do with plenty of surprises. Luckily we were the only ones there so no tourists ahead of us ruining the surprise.

Bit disappointing to see parts of the attraction being repaired with insulation tape which looks like it's been there for a while.

Thank MarcusGoile
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

Only stopped briefly for a coffee at the cafe there, but managed to see some of the things that are on offer at waterworks, great learning for children with everything being so hands on. the coffee was great, and it was good to experience a long drop toilet, and it was beautifully cleaned. very friendy staff with prompt service. People were taking picnics in with them.

Thank danjonelson
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

We had a great time here! Even on a chilly winter day the waterworks are well worth a visit. The attractions are ingenious, beautifully crafted and bring out the little child in all of us. Lots of funny jokes as well as educational displays make this a well-rounded highlight of the route 309.
And if all of this playing makes you hungry, the 'Wet your Whistle' café has some great food. Try the falafel wraps or the smoked fish selection!

Thank RobbeVC
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

We had such a cool time here. We were not sure about going here but I'm glad we did. We spent about 3 hours here in total walking around looking at all the attractions. Very well kept place and a real credit to the person/people who though it up

Thank brett s
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

The 309 road has beautiful scenery and although a metal road is ok to travel. Waterworks is a wonderful place to visit with lots on interactive works so be prepared to get a bit wet! We went in the autumn and had lunch in the cafe which was lovely- nice food and great service. We will definitely go back in the summer and have a swim in the water hole and take something to BBQ on the free BBQ's. Highly recommend a visit.

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