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Welcome to the

Waimarino Group

Founded in 1975 with the vision of setting up a place where people of all ages can come and learn to kayak. The Waimarino Group has since grown to incorporate the Waimarino Adventure Park, Waimarino Kayak Tours and Waimarino Education Trust. Over the past 30 years Waimarino has become Tauranga’s premier kayak and adventure location.

Adventure Park
Waimarino Adventure Park is a tranquil paradise situated on the banks of the Wairoa River just 10 minutes from Tauranga city. We like to encourage participants of all ages, and abilities to give our activities a go. Waimarino hopes to create a supporting environment, where people can try new things, spend quality time with family and develop new skills. Bring your family, swimsuits, barbecue supplies or picnic and make a day of it with multiple pass options, choose a pass to suit your family. Or if you’re short on time, come down and rent a kayak or paddleboard by the hour.
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Based in both Tauranga and Rotorua, Waimarino Kayak Tours showcases some of the best waterways in the Bay of Plenty. Our most popular Kayak and Kanu tours depart just before sunset so our clients can experience an evening visiting the enchanting Glowworms. These can be seen in the Mangapapa Canyon at Lake McLaren, or in our secret cave on Lake Rotoiti. We also provide daytime kayaking tours on Lake Rotoiti, Lake McLaren and the Wairoa River. These locations boast a large range of native birds and stunning native bush. Each location has something unique to offer!
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The Waimarino Education Trust Programmes aim to provide a safe and stimulating range of recreational activities and experiences for children aged 5-13 from all demographic and cultural backgrounds. A key focus of the programme emphasises developing ‘our future leaders’ both mentally and physically while attempting to encompass and provide for individual needs and interests.
This is a vibrant, dynamic, and fun environment where your children will learn essential life-skills around the water, all while having a blast in the best aquatic-based playground in the Bay of Plenty.