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A Wipeout-Style Floating Water Park Is Opening in Tauranga

Complete with slide tower, rope swing, trampoline and giant blob.
By Rachel Stone
December 11, 2017
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A Wipeout-Style Floating Water Park Is Opening in Tauranga

Complete with slide tower, rope swing, trampoline and giant blob.
By Rachel Stone
December 11, 2017
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Those heading south-east over the holiday season, and looking for something to do other than swim in crystal clear waters and climb the beast they call Mount Maunganui, will be happy to know that one of the largest floating water parks to grace New Zealand's shoreline is coming to Tauranga.

Waterworld will pop up in downtown precinct The Strand courtesy of Bay of Plenty trampoline park Dialled Indoor. Owner Kel Travers told stuff.co.nz that he first got the idea after seeing similar activities overseas. "We've been watching these pop-up around the world and thought we could bring it to New Zealand.

In a similar vein to water-based game show, Wipeout, the inflatable floating structure will see participants tackle a series of hilarious and often impossible obstacles — expect to spend a lot of time in the drink.

The florescent yellow and green course will measure 20m by 35m and be made up of 50 individual modules, including a slide tower, rope swing, trampoline, ball runs and giant blob. It will cater to 95 people.

Participants must be confident swimmers and be able to swim unassisted to the entry point in the water park. Lifejackets will be provided.

Waterworld will open from Boxing Day at The Strand, Tauranga.

Published on December 11, 2017 by Rachel Stone

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