The Waterworks, Coromandel

Home to an array of creative contraptions, many of which utilize recycled materials, The Waterworks stands as a veritable playground of invention, ingenuity, and creativity--and a decidedly kid-friendly one at that. Wander the complex's 2 hectares (5 acres) of lush grounds and marvel at over 70 oddball water-powered contraptions, including a water-fueled clock, water cannons, water bikes, and more. You can even unleash your competitive spirit by trying your hand at the park's miniature boat races. Bring along some snacks to enjoy afterwards at the onsite picnic area. Be sure to check the website for information regarding bookings, events, and special offers. Using our online itinerary creator, Coromandel attractions like The Waterworks can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • 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 whol...  more »
  • Then we could have stayed even longer! While we thought this was expensive when we arrived, it was worth it. Take a picnic, towels and change of clothes and plan to spend most of the day. They have a ...  more »
  • Went on a family outing and this park is great every corner you go around there is something exciting to see, all well crafted and the owner I think, plenty to do, BBQ free to use for picnic So you ca...  more »
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  • My mate and I were very happy to find a cafe after our attempts to do the "Sleeping boy catches no fish" multi pitch climb at Castle Rock got rained off. We were both impressed with the fantastic friendly kiwi service, and the the awesome outdoor seating arrangement (very cool vibe). However I was disappointed by the use of disposable cups being used for a 'dine in' coffee. Overall was a cool experience with lots of quirky sculptures to admire!
  • A lot of fun. Enjoyed a beautiful afternoon there. Unfortunately not quite what it used to be when I went as a child. Still has all the same great attractions and a few more. Could do with a bit of TLC and a fix up as some rides are broken. Still has a lot of charm with it's witty humour and clever use of recycled materials. Great for a day with the family. Lots of learning for young kids. Also has a great picnic space with a playground to keep the young ones entertained - comes with BBQ's provided.
  • We had a fabulous time here, on a rainy day. The staff were so kind and helpful, and all the fun interactive water sculptures really cheered us up. They are genuinely ingenious, and I love the fact that they recycle local materials, from toilets to tin cans, mussel ropes and floats, to buckets and tyres. Set in lovely bushland, with free BBQs, a swimming hole and so much to do. There is also an undercover cafe. Highly recommended.
  • Amazing place in the midsts of forest. A must stop place if you are on hilly THE 309 road for theme park, fun activities, souvenirs, break, relax, coffee or refreshing drinks.
  • Even under the rain, the children enjoyed it. A lot of humour that also allows parents some fun ☺
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