McLaren Falls Park, Tauranga

(4.9/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
Ideal for walkers, McLaren Falls Park contains great spots for fishing, kayaking, barbecues, picnics, and camping. Just a ten-minute drive from the center of Tauranga, these 190 hectares (469 acres) of parkland stretch out beside Lake McLaren. Look for the extensive botanical collection of trees, and hike the short, easy trail to the waterfalls. Free gas barbecues are dotted around the park for the public to use. Note that the falls are home to glowworms--though they can only be spotted after dusk. Use our Tauranga itinerary maker to arrange your visit to McLaren Falls Park and other attractions in Tauranga.
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  • McLaren Falls Park is great in summer for swimming in the rock pools above the waterfall (very safe, but no changing sheds), kayaking, and picnics under the trees. In autumn (May), the colours of the ...  more »
  • Beautiful place to be near the nature. If you like photography and there is no wind, produces beautiful reflections in the water. Flora and fauna local beautiful place and access free suitable for performing kayak
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  • We took our adult daughter to visit the McLaren falls. We visited some these falls some 4 years ago, and she has never been. We 1st stopped at the bridge so we could do some "rock hopping" to reach th...  more »