UPDATED: 13/11. The country's largest water park is expected to be in operation off The Strand in Tauranga from Boxing Day, bringing a colourful floating water toy to the central city.
The initiative of Dialled Indoor at the Mount, the waterpark is an interconnected floating collection of inflatable slides, runways, jumping pillows and bouncers.
There is a great variety of different shapes, sizes and functions available.
The Tauranga Water Park will be starting off at 35 metres square, or about 900m2 says Dialled Indoor owner Kel Travers.
“With also added ability, we can extend it and add more to it on top of that. We'll start off at 35m square, but as we go on it will just get bigger and bigger.
The company is just going through the last of the consents process with the Bay of Plenty Regional Council.
Access will be by swimming, walking or by being ferried out to it in a dinghy - dependoing on how close the water park is anchored ot the shore line.