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 with the aim to become “New Zealand’s premier adventure kayaking resort”.



Waimarino Adventure Park is a tranquil paradise situated on the banks of the Wairoa River just 10 minutes from Tauranga city. Our adventure park is focused around the sport of kayaking. Waimarino has been Tauranga’s premier kayaking & recreational destination since 1975.


Waimarino Kayak Tours provide a range of truly memorable experiences. We offer a variety of organised tours featuring glow worm caves, canyons, thermal pools, rivers and lakes.

After school and holiday programmes:
Our award-winning out of school programme provides everything a kiwi kid could want. We cater for children between 5 and 14 years of age and our programmes are eligible for WINZ subsidies.
School programmes:
We have been providing schools with excellent kayaking andadventure based learning programmes for decades, providing programmes for up to 350 classes every summer.


Waverly on Wairoa is a pupose-built venue overlooking the Wairoa River, that is ideal for:
  • conferences
  • functions
  • corporate events
  • weddings
  • birthday parties
  • and much more