• Location: Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 91.98 View price calendar

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Experience the magic of New Zealand’s North Island on this 3.5-hour evening glow-worm kayak tour in Tauranga. Begin your tour with refreshments including wine from the award-winning Mills Reef Winery and delicious New Zealand cheeses on the banks of Lake McLaren. As day turns to night, hop into your kayak and paddle with your guide to the glow-worm canyon at the head of Lake McLaren. Marvel at the millions of bright green glow-worms clinging to the towering cliff sides, and gain insight into the life cycle of these fascinating creatures.

Highlights

  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

What You Can Expect

Customer Reviews

Samantha M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Absolutely awesome! Highly recommend this tour. The guides were excellent and the glow worms were so cool to see. I’d never kayaked before but I felt very confident and safe. Such a cool experience was definitely a highlight of the trip, a must do! Worth every penny!

Sarah B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Best experience we had in New Zealand! Kayaking a placid lake at dusk, a great guide, Sean, and glow worms gave us a spectacular evening of memories.
A nice touch would be a photo of each kayak as they leave the staging area.

Barbara M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

OMG! If you've never kayaked at night before, take this trip! The glow worms are beyond description. Tim and Shawn took excellent care of all of our kayak needs: clothes, life preservers, kayaks with lights and even cheese and wine. Quite the experience.

jessica.molinaro26

4 star rating: Recommended April 2018

This is a very fun tour and the glowworms are beautiful. Two things should be changed to make it a better experience. First, don't allow flash photography. We had someone in our group taking flash photos/videos the whole time, which ruined everyone else's ability to see the glowworms. Second, let people actually kayak through the canyon part, instead of rafting up. Aside from those, it was a fun tour of kayaking down a peaceful river, and our guide was really helpful, informative, and easy-going. This is a nice small-group alternative to the Waitomo glowworm caves if you want a more personal experience.

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