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Waimarino

Canoeing & Kayaking in Bay of Plenty
Price range:
$19.00 - $159.00


Description

Waimarino, established in 1975, is situated just off State Highway 2, ten minutes from Tauranga City. Premier glow-worm kayak tours offering a totally unique and quality experience operating in both Tauranga and Rotorua. The new Waverly Room conference and function facility at Waimarino was completed in 2012, which can cater for up to 200 people at a time. They also offer fantastic team-building packages with licensed transport services available for any corperate groups. Waimarino Adventure Park is a premier domestic tourism product focusing on kayaking and adventure activities, as well as amazing educational programmes.


Options

#1 - Adventure Park

Bring your family, swimsuits, barbecue supplies or picnic and make a day of it with one of our two adventure park pass options, or if you're short on time, come down and rent a kayak by the hour.
For the best value for money and the maximum time for having fun we recommend arriving as early as you're able, and leaving as late as possible; we open at 10am and close at 6pm.
Our adventure park pass system is designed so once you have purchased a pass for the park you won't need any more money for the rest of the day. You can enjoy, get wet, relax and most importantly have fun, without needing to reach for your wallet.
Enter the park knowing that the day is yours to enjoy with our SUPREME PASS. The Blob, The UFO, rock climbing and unlimited kayak hire; the fun is just starting. Slide down NZ's only kayak slide. Beach volleyball is a hit while others enjoy the challenge on Waimarino's new low ropes course. Battle the champ on our Gladiators pole, or simply let the palm trees shelter you as you soak up the warm pool while a BBQ cooks nearby. ‘Waimarino – family fun in the sun'


#2 - Adventure Park Family Passes

Bring your family, swimsuits, barbecue supplies or picnic and make a day of it with one of our two adventure park pass options, or if you're short on time, come down and rent a kayak by the hour.
For the best value for money and the maximum time for having fun we recommend arriving as early as you're able, and leaving as late as possible; we open at 10am and close at 6pm.
Our adventure park pass system is designed so once you have purchased a pass for the park you won't need any more money for the rest of the day. You can enjoy, get wet, relax and most importantly have fun, without needing to reach for your wallet.
Enter the park knowing that the day is yours to enjoy with our SUPREME PASS. The Blob, The UFO, rock climbing and unlimited kayak hire; the fun is just starting. Slide down NZ's only kayak slide. Beach volleyball is a hit while others enjoy the challenge on Waimarino's new low ropes course. Battle the champ on our Gladiators pole, or simply let the palm trees shelter you as you soak up the warm pool while a BBQ cooks nearby. ‘Waimarino – family fun in the sun'

Family passes allow 2 adults and up to 3 children for maximum fun!


#3 - Cruise Ship option 2: Wairoa River - Guided

Enjoy the personal experience of a Waimarino guide collecting you from the Port of Tauranga and providing a running commentary of Mount Maunganui and Tauranga before entering the upper reaches of the Wairoa River.

Learn about the cartage of native timbers down the Wairoa River from the old mill site and how the locals were barged across for school.

No prior experience required for this picturesque flat water paddle to Waimarino with your personal guide.

Stop onroute for gourmet refreshments of Mills Reef award winning wine, juice, cheese, crackers.

This is a must trip for anyone visiting Tauranga!


#4 - Cruise Ship Option 3: Scenic Lake McLaren

Enjoy the wonderful calm Lake McLaren where serenity takes a new name. Gently paddle past a multitude of birdlife, literally within paddles' reach. Sheer cliffs break the stark lush native bush as gentle streams enter the lake's edge.


#5 - Cruise Ship option 4: Adventure Park Supreme Pass

This action packed half day's adventure is the perfect way to experience real Kiwi fun! Get blobbed on NZ's biggest human catapult, fly down NZ's only kayak slide, climb the outdoor rock wall or just have a relax in a kayak. Waimarino has many activities that entertain young and old or you may choose to just relax in the warm pool.


#6 - Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour

Magical, Enchanting, Surreal, Amazing!
If any of the above words described the activity you are looking for the Glow-worm Kayak Tour is for you.
This is a truly unique experience; while you can see glow-worms elsewhere in New Zealand, and you can paddle a sea kayak in many places around the world, this is the only place when the two combine for a magical evening. The tour is great fun with great refreshments, beautiful scenery, fantastic birdlife and awesome glow-worms. Paddle to the mysterious glow worm canyon, our tour departs once a day before sunset. Upon arrival, the canyon is completely dark, as required to see the glow worms to the best effect.

Enjoy wine from the award winning local winery, delicate New Zealand cheeses and refreshments on the edge of Lake McLaren. Our guides will prepare and brief you on how to kayak effectively before launching you onto picturesque Lake McLaren - Tauranga, at twilight to paddle to the mysterious glow worm canyon.


#7 - Recreational Kayak and Canoe Rental

Paddle around Waimarino, in or on a kayak of your choice. Try the laid back style or just encourage the younger ones. Double or single; old or young; fit, or would like to be; we have a kayak for you.


#8 - Scenic Lake McLaren Kayak Tour - Guided

Enjoy the wonderful calm Lake McLaren where serenity takes a new name. Gently paddle past a multitude of birdlife, literally within paddles' reach. Sheer cliffs break the stark lush native bush as gentle streams enter the lake's edge. Paddle into the stunning Mangapapa canyon with water as deep as the cliffs on the sides, where the native bush appears to touch and form a cave.


#9 - Scenic Lake Rotoiti Kayak Tour - Rotorua

Enjoy a scenic sea-kayak tour past the cascading native bush including the Pohutukawa, NZ's native Christmas tree. View classic kiwi holiday homes dotted amongst the cliffs and coves. Explore the quiet lake's edge with abundant birdlife before parting the bush to enter the glow worm cave. Relax in the natural thermal hot pools as you reflect on the experience. Glide over the calm waters with NZ's only scenic lake and glow worm cave kayak tour. Enjoy the myths and legends of the Maori people linked to Lake Rotoiti.


#10 - Sea Kayak Rental

Discover the reason why so many people prefer to cruise on the Wairoa River or push out into the harbour in the comfort, style and speed of a sea kayak. Our sea kayaks are the latest models from the best brands. Silently float past wildlife and explore regions that are otherwise unreachable. If speed and training is your thing opt for a multisport kayak.


#11 - Wairoa River Tour - Guided

Explore the upper reaches of the Wairoa River from Omanawa. No prior experience required for this picturesque flat water paddle to Waimarino. Enjoy the peaceful wildlife as you float past in one of our sea kayaks. Stop enroute for a snack or just simply relax on the side and watch time drift by. This is a must trip for anyone visiting Tauranga.


#12 - Wairoa River Tour - Unguided

Explore the upper reaches of the Wairoa River from Omanawa. No prior experience required for this picturesque flat water paddle to Waimarino. Enjoy the peaceful wildlife as you float past in one of our sea kayaks. Stop enroute for a snack or just simply relax on the side and watch time drift by. This is a must trip for anyone visiting Tauranga.


Reviews


avatar - Oct 2016 -

SETH VERPOORTEN

My wife and I had a lot of fun on the kayaking trip to view glow worms. Our guide, Bob, was very knowledgeable and fun to chat with. We would definitely do this tour again!

avatar - Jun 2016 -

BEN SYMONDS

Amazing experience with our guide Jared, who was very knowledgable about the lake and surrounding areas. Brilliant!

avatar - Jun 2016 -

CHIU SUEN CHAN

Equipment (kayak and paddle) are clean and in good conditions. Staff are generally helpful and try their best to accommodate our needs.

avatar - Jun 2016 -

EMMA FELDTMANN

We had a fantastic time, great fun!!

avatar - Apr 2016 -

LAUREN

Lived up to expectations. Glow worm canyon truly impressive. A great way to see it by kayak, much nicer than I imagine the other boat tours would be. Great guides, knowledgeable and friendly. Easy kayaking, calm waters. Not too cold. Generous provisions for the wine and cheese tasting, and very tasty. A lovely evening.

CANCELLATION POLICY

All cancellations incur loss of 100% of the total booking price. No amendments and no cancellations possible.