McLaren Falls Park, Tauranga
(4.8/5 based on 190+ 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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  • A nice park with camping. Waterfalls, lakes and lots of short Trek. The evening is a chance to see the glowing worms.
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  • Would recommend as Picnic spot for family. We did some kayak very good spot for some causal kayaking. It has some nice short walks, so good for a social stroll but not a serious hike. 
  • Certainly worth turning off the main road & driving the few kilometres to view these falls. You can climb over smooth grey & black large rocks or find a spot to sit on these warm sun drenched rocks. T...  more »