McLaren Falls Park is popular for camping, fishing, kayaking, wedding photos, picnics, bush walks and summertime concerts. It is also home to one of the best botanical collections of trees in the North Island. One of the highlights of the park is the Waterfall Track where you can see glow worms after dusk.
Enjoy a short, easy stroll to the picturesque waterfall and spot the glow worms on either side of the track. Part of the Waterfall Track is also wheelchair and mobility scooter friendly.
Marshalls Animal Park is accessed through the park and features exotic animals, a must-see for children.
Maximum stay for camping is three nights. Any open grassed area is available for camping except Cherry Bay. Shower facilities are free and available at Pin Oak Flat.
Bookings are not required for camping, locations are available on a first come first serve basis.
BBQs and cafe There are a small number of gas barbeques located around the park. BBQs are free to use. They are operated by pressing a button on the barbeque. There is also a café by the information centre.
There is year-round fishing in Lake McLaren and in the Ruahihi Canal. You are required to have a fishing licence. You can buy a day licence from Marshalls Animal Park or participating sports shops. Season licences expire 30 September each year.
+64 7 577 7000
McLaren Falls Park
Mclaren Falls Rd
7.30am – 7.30pm - when daylight saving starts
7.30am – 5.30pm - when daylight saving ends
Ten minutes drive out of Tauranga City.