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“Best Kayak Experience!!”

Waimarino Adventure Park
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USD 90.07*
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Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga
Ranked #5 of 97 things to do in Tauranga
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Waimarino Adventure Park is situated on the banks of the Wairoa River just 10 minutes from Tauranga city. This tranquil paradise is based around the sport of kayaking and over the past 35 years, Waimarino has become Tauranga’s premier kayaking & recreation location. Waimarino Adventure Park has New Zealand's only kayak slide, The Blob, kayaks, rock climbing, diving boards, Italian Pedallos and plenty more. Grab your swimwear and visit us for a great day of action & fun.Waimarino Kayak Tours offer a great range of kayak tours in Tauranga & Rotorua region including magical glow-worm experiences, fantastic scenery, lake-edge thermal hot pools, catering and transport.Enjoy light refreshments & NZ wine on the edge of Lake McLaren at sunset, surrounded by the ducks &swans. Glide across the calm waters at twilight, before entering our enchanting glow-worm canyon. Our glow-worm kayak tour is truly unique, and a fantastic ‘must do’ experience while in NZ. This glow-worm kayak tour experience is not available in any other location globally. ONLY in Tauranga!Enjoy our kayak tour on scenic Lake Rotoiti, paddle past pohutakawas, (NZ’s Christmas tree) cascading native bush& abundant birdlife along the lake edge. Classic kiwi holiday homes nestle amongst the cliffs & coves. Enjoy the myths and legends of the Maori people linked to Lake Rototiti, before entering the glow-worm cave. Cross the lake to the Manupirua natural thermal hot-pools to relax and reflect on your exhilarating experiences.Please see our website for more information about our park and kayak tour options.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 6 April 2018

value for money, awesome team.
Everything that was promised was delivered.
The guides were patience and had us laughing throughout the evening.
Highly Recommended!!

Thank Malvin K
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WaimarinoBOP, Front Office Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Hi there, we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed this tour! Cheers, Rach

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is an amazing trip to see the glow worms at night a must when visiting the Bay of Plenty and NZ. Rates better than Waitomo by far.

Thank Denise S
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WaimarinoBOP, Front Office Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad that you enjoyed the glow worms and our tour! Cheers, Rach

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

was a bit worried as not used to kayaking but was absolutely fine, felt safe and looked after. wonderful evening; cheese wine great friendly tour guides, watched sunset by lake then kayaked to magical gorge and saw incredible glow worms.starlight and nearly full moon to return by.could not have been more perfect.

Thank Fliting4hens
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WaimarinoBOP, Front Office Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

It is definitely a magical experience, and we are so happy you felt safe and enjoyed the tour! Cheers, Rach

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We did the kayak and glow worm tour and my wife named it as her favourite tour of our holiday.

The guides were great, the kayaking is relatively easy and the glow worms are spectacular.

Make sure you add it to your next trip in Tauranga.

Thank jarrodob
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WaimarinoBOP, Front Office Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Thank you for your awesome positive review! We are so glad to hear that you and your wife enjoyed the tour :) Cheers, Rach

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

A wonderful peaceful paddle on McLaren lake. Shaun was a competent and well organized guide who provided an entertaining commentary. Safety is a number one priority with this Waimarino group tour.. All necessary kayak skirts, fleece jackets and life jackets were provided. The glow worms were amazing and definitely a highlight of our one month trip to New Zealand.
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Thank Che_53
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WaimarinoBOP, Front Office Manager at Waimarino Adventure Park, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review, we are very pleased that you felt safe and enjoyed your time with us! Cheers, Rach

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