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Coromandel Peninsula and the Bay of Plenty Sights

The Waterworks

  • 309 Road Map It
  • Coromandel
  • Garden/Arboretum

Updated 02/18/2014

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Five kilometers (3 mi) from Coromandel, The Waterworks is a quirky playground designed with recycled materials in a series of grassy clearings surrounded by bush, ponds, streams, and a river with a swimming hole. The roadside sign "For kids up to the age of 84," and the water that trickles on your car as you drive in the gateway, are a hint of the fun to come. There are sculpture gardens, a number of water-powered artworks, and some unusual takes on playground equipment

that invite children and inner children to come out and play.

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Sight Information


471, 309 Road, Coromandel, 2851, New Zealand

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Sight Details:

  • $20
  • Daily 10am-4pm (winter, April Nov.), 10am-6pm (summer, Dec.-March).

Updated 02/18/2014


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