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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  • This is an interesting place but not for everyone! our teenagers were not that keen, young kids thought it was great. Safety needs to be looked at in a number of places. Not sure it was worth the mone...  more »
  • In what seems like the middle of nowhere this place was a great little find. Quaint and quirky it has lots of little clever water features, nice change to modern hi-tech children’s places. Great play ...  more »
  • Water activities are very simple, but lots of fun. There is a swimming hole and a great playground. Stuff is very friendly. We spent about 3 great hours there.  more »
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  • What a great place to take the kids/ grandkids. Dog friendly which is a big plus. Take a picnic or use the bbq facilities. Our group ranged in age from 2 to 66 and we all had a great day. Finish the day off with a swim at the water hole.
  • It's an amazing place to go for the day and I love the creations that they have done like the water bike and they have good customer service there and I would go back again and see the rest of the coromandel again it's a lovely little town to see
  • A genuine KIwi theme park :) Just take your kids there and they will LOVE it.
  • A surprisingly fun place for adults and children who enjoy finding out how things work, water play in a beautiful surrounding
  • Water themed attraction amongst native bush. Good family fun!

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Where to stay in Coromandel

The coastal road leading into town from the south has a fine selection of guesthouses and eco-focused hotels, all not more than a walk from the water. Head slightly farther back from the coast to find holiday parks and campgrounds with swimming pools, outdoor activities, and well-maintained grounds.
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