McLaren Falls Park, Tauranga

(4.9/5 based on 220+ 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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  • We had a weekend at Mount Maunganui and saw this park was only a 25 minute drive from where we were staying. We were really glad we visited. It was a gorgeous day and we strolled the easy waterfall lo...  more »
  • The park itself is very broad. There are also some walks. We walked to the falls from the parking near the waterfall. Even a child can be reached easily so it gets down to well below the maintained paths for trekking. So Woods was also swimming in the basin per family was very quiet.
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  • Due to our tight schedule we could only stay one night at this wonderful campsite. The ranger welcoming us gave us the permission to camp anywhere we wanted in the park (20$/night). We chose a small s...  more »