McLaren Falls Park, Tauranga

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Waterfall
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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  • Its a really nice place, in my opinion NZ has more to offer but its cool. If you're looking to relax somewhere near you staying this will do.  more »
  • Lovely peaceful surroundings being enjoyed by lots of family groups. Plenty of space and great park atmosphere. Beautiful mature specimen trees. Watch out for the duck poop in the lake!  more »
  • Having moved to BOP last year every time we head up to Auckland driving past the entrance I say " must make a plan to visit the falls" this happened 2 weekends ago and I was blown away by how beautifu...  more »
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  • Such a beautiful park that has been improved year upon year, lots of great places to camp and the top hostel is an excellent and affordable place to stay. A lovely cafe to stop for a coffee and plenty of swimming spots. Love the frisbee golf course too. A wonderful day out no matter what the season
  • Love! love! Love! This park. So much to see and do. Lots of little walks great scenery. Perfect place to take the family.
  • Great park to walk, bike and kayak threw. Then stay in the many camp sites at a very good price. Autumn is an amazing time there.
  • The whole place is Amazing! The glow worms are the best though!
  • Best place in New Zealand 🇳🇿 😍