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The Waterworks

Release the child within and experience NZ’s quirkiest theme park. Voted by AA Tourism as a must-do Kiwi experience The Waterworks is a theme park with a difference with water powered inventions, quirky contraptions and fun to discover at every turn.

Inspired by the ability to create something new out of something old our attractions are made largely from recycled materials and are powered by water. Water is used to keep time on the wooden water clock; watch out though it often works on Coromandel time. We’ve got water cannons to blast away on and bikes that pump H2O. Our human sized hamster wheel is an absolute hoot and our mad inventions leave people wondering “what the”.

As well as the 70+ attractions to look at, play on, or interact with, The Waterworks has a generous adventure playground area perfect for picnics, an onsite café, free use of BBQs and a natural swimming hole. Come for a few hours or spend the entire day. Whatever your age you will love The Waterworks!


  • 7 days 10am-6pm

  • From $20 – $25


The Waterworks

471 The 309 Road
Coromandel Town
New Zealand

Upcoming Events

  • Movies in the Park

    From 30th December 2023
    We’ve got your Saturday nights covered over summer with Movies In The Park at The Family. Starting 30th December from 8:45pm Weekly.
  • Board Game Evenings

    From 15th December 2023
    A great way to meet new people, have a heap of fun while enjoying amazing desserts and hot drinks from the cafe!
  • Christmas Carols

    23rd December at 7PM
    Let’s celebrate the reason for the season together. Christmas Carols at The Family, 23rd December 7PM to 8PM.

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Cathedral Cove Water Taxi

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The Lost Spring

Leave the everyday behind as you relax and rejuvenate, immersing yourself in the peaceful restorative atmosphere of The Lost Spring Geo-Thermal Pools, Day Spa and Dining.

Stargazers Astronomy Tours

Stargazing tours offered for casual visitors and house guests provide an excellent introduction to southern night sky from our dark sky site. Research grade telescope in rotating dome viewing of planets, stars and galaxies. Daytime tours available.