Fun in the sun at Waimarino
With summer well and truly set in, enjoying the outdoors will be on everyone’s holiday wish list.
Waimarino Adventure Park offers a range of activities both in and around the water.
The Wairoa River becomes a playground, and you can even make your friends fly on New Zealand’s largest human catapult, The Blob.
A floating trampoline, hydro slide and Tarzan swing are other fun ways to hit the water and cool off.
Kayaks, paddle boards and pedalos are a great way to explore the river without getting wet, but the pedalos do have a slide if you do decide to take a dip.
There’s a rock climbing wall, low rope obstacle course and beach volleyball, while the pool is a safe way for younger children to splash around.
Owner Blair Anderson says they encourage participants of all ages and abilities to give the activities a go.
“Waimarino creates a supportive environment where people can try new things, spend quality time with family and develop new skills.
“Bring your family, swimsuits, barbecue supplies or a picnic and make a day of it. With multiple pass options, choose a pass to suit your family. If you’re short on time, come down and rent a kayak or paddleboard by the hour.”
There are gas barbecues, picnic spots and marquees that can be hired or included in large group bookings.
“Waimarino is a great place for families to spend some quality time together outdoors and away from their phones,” says Blair.
“The adventure park is a place for people to connect with nature, connect with family and with the wider community.
“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.”
The park is open 10am-6pm every day. For more information visit: www.waimarino.com