Trip Planner: South Pacific / New Zealand / North Island / Bay of Plenty Region / Tauranga / McLaren Falls Park
Ideal for walkers, McLaren Falls Park contains great spots for fishing, kayaking, barbecues, picnics, and camping. Just a ten-minute drive from the center of Tauranga, these 190 hectares (469 acres) of parkland stretch out beside Lake McLaren. Look for the extensive botanical collection of trees, and hike the short, easy trail to the waterfalls. Free gas barbecues are dotted around the park for the public to use. Note that the falls are home to glowworms--though they can only be spotted after dusk. Put McLaren Falls Park on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Tauranga travel planning app.
McLaren Falls Park Reviews
What a stunningly beautiful location and only about 12 minutes from Tauranga. Please include on your list to see when visiting this area. However dont tell anyone. It is around 190 hectares of... more »
This is an amazing park. very large with different camping sites. the booking and payment is super easy (wish all parks could be like this). You do not need to pre-book or pre-pay. self help kiosks... more »
What a lovely park with lots of different trees and water features. It is stunning when the sunlight shines through. It is spotlessly clean so it is well respected by the public. There are lots of users and it was nice to see families with prams and wheelchairs. Nice setting for a picnic and seeing the sunset. Where trainers or strong shoes as there are some damp areas.
We had an great experience camping here ! There was tons of bird wildlife, a nice spot to camp by the water and lots of trails and things to do. There is a waterfall, animal sanctuary and frisbee golf course. We also had some trouble with our van and the park rangers were nice enough to help us out and print out a list of local mechanics they recommended. We are super impressed with the staff and the experience there. Would definitely go back.
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