The Waterworks, Coromandel

Home to an array of creative contraptions, many of which utilize recycled materials, The Waterworks stands as a veritable playground of invention, ingenuity, and creativity--and a decidedly kid-friendly one at that. Wander the complex's 2 hectares (5 acres) of lush grounds and marvel at over 70 oddball water-powered contraptions, including a water-fueled clock, water cannons, water bikes, and more. You can even unleash your competitive spirit by trying your hand at the park's miniature boat races. Bring along some snacks to enjoy afterwards at the onsite picnic area. Be sure to check the website for information regarding bookings, events, and special offers. Using our online itinerary creator, Coromandel attractions like The Waterworks can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Great fun with kids. Lots of nicnac stuff built together from scrap. Lots of waterplay, nice swimming hole, several bbq areas with gas grills.  more »
  • That was one of the best activities on our New Zealand trip. So nice stuff to see, funny stories on boards in between and so much stuff to play with and get wet ;) Get there have fun and don‘t forget....  more »
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  • Second visit, still as cool as the first time years ago. Love the quirkiness of the place. Beautiful gardens and even better swimming holes. You can plan this as a whole day activity on a hot day. Bring food for the BBQ, swimming gear and enjoy. Cafe on site, very basic though.
  • Visited again yesterday with the family and had a great time. Lots of fun and got quite wet when my kids attacked me at the different quirky activities around the park. Love all those funny stories and fact information boards along the path ways. As a tour guide also I can recommend The Waterworks to everyone. Yummy ice cream too, thanks.

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