McLaren Falls Park, Tauranga

4.8
#1 of 6 in Nature in Tauranga
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. Put McLaren Falls Park on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Tauranga travel planning app .
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  • What a great relaxing place, not only beautiful, but so much to do, you can kayak, walk, BBQ, swim, check out the Falls, camp, see glow worms, enjoy the lake, picnic , great to let the kids use up ext...  more »
  • We parked by the power station as it was the first parking we came across, but as we walked realised that if you keep driving there is plenty of parking at the information centre and even at the start...  more »
  • We took the kids up there to go feed the swans and ducks by the lake. So much fun. Beautiful park to drive through. The waterfalls are spectacular. And make sure to go do the glow worm track at night....  more »
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  • This is an amazing place. Love the lake and cafe. And the animal is so much fun for kids. The waterfall track is a must do.
  • Lots of interesting walks. Plenty of different places to park, depending on what you want to see. Also campsites available
  • Very pretty country style park, with lots of pretty camping and picnic spots, lake access for kayaking, ducks, swans, sheep and big trees.
  • Awesome place for swimming and chilling out. Beautiful. Great parks for families too.
  • Oh my goodness place. Must visit one each time you're around Tauranga.

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