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Navigate your way along the lake waters by the light of the stars & moon with your expert guide!


  • 3-hour evening glowworm kayak tour
  • Numbers are limited to 7 for a small-group experience
  • Enjoy magical views of thousands of twinkling glow worms
  • This epic kayak adventure is suited to paddlers of all skill levels

Kayak your way across a beautiful lake as the sun sets and experience a truly magical evening as you are guided to an incredible secret cave, home to a constellation of glow worms.

The destination is just a 15-minute drive from Rotorua, you will drive past the Whakarewarewa forest before you descend to a beautiful lake for your glow worm kayaking adventure.

Upon arrival at the lake, your guide will get you all geared up for a relaxing evening paddling along the shoreline. Experience the beautiful native New Zealand bush and lake scenery, home to a special habitat of Dab chick species.

Paddle through secret caves in the capable hands of your expert kayaking guide.

Experience the magic of the glow worm caves as night descends. When you come out of the cave you will get to admire the starry night sky as you return to the beach.

Tours are limited to a maximum of 10 people per guide to ensure a truly authentic experience is maintained on every trip.

This is a truly magical experience that you do not want to miss!

Adult $120.00 (13 years and over)
Child $60.00 ( 4 - 12 years)

What's included

  • 3-hour guided kayak tour
  • All kayaking equipment and wetsuits provided
  • 4 x small Glow Worm Cave locations (weather and group ability dependent)
  • Star Gazing (if clear skies)


  • Allow approximately 2.5 Hours


  • Minimum age: 6

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • Suitable for anyone with low to moderate fitness and families with children over the age of 4. Anyone under the age of 18 must be in the care of a legal guardian.
  • We provide a shuttle service from and to the Rotorua Information Centre at 1167 Fenton Street Rotorua or your Rotorua accommodation if it is located centrally in Rotorua. This can be selected as an "extra" when booking for an additional charge of $10 per person.

    If you have not booked a pick up - you need to select "NO PICK-UP - Meet at Lake" on the booking form.

Available Bookings from November 29 to December 05

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Sun 29 Nov
Mon 30 Nov
Tue 1 Dec
Wed 2 Dec
Thu 3 Dec
Fri 4 Dec
Sat 5 Dec

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$66.00
  • Child$43.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$60.00

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$96.00
  • Child$60.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$75.00
  • Child$47.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$70.00
  • Child$47.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$95.00
  • Child$47.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$60.00
  • Child$43.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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chelseaq from New Zealand wrote on 09 December 2019

Fun tour

It is easy for people to try, even it's your first time to kayak. We can see glow worm in a close up view, amazingļ¼Remember to bring your swim suit, and wear jandal. You won't be too cold, cuz you are going to change to wet suit.

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priyar from New Zealand wrote on 18 November 2020

Amazing experience

It was our first kayaking experience, my 6 year old and I had such fun, all thanks to Hayley, our splendid guide. We went to three caves and spotted the glow worms. Kayaking was great fun, even though it was my first time. On our return, we could see the sky dotted with stars like never before! Wrap up warm, you might get a tiny bit wet, spring/summer really is the best time to do it, as I imagine it would be too cold in winter. Hayley took the time to explain all about glow worms, it was a great learning experience as well. Big shout out to Hayley! You are amazing!

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Gunjan Bansal from New Zealand wrote on 13 October 2020

Absolutely amazing!

This was an absolutely delightful experience for us especially when we were sceptical about this water ride as we don't know swimming and were a bit afraid of water too. This experience was made so special by our guide who was very kind and helpful in giving us directions. He made sure we felt comfortable and get to enjoy the most from this glow worm kayaking adventure. The view was amazing and we loved it!!! Will go back again!

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Thanks for taking the time to post a review - awesome to hear the great feedback

karen hunt from New Zealand wrote on 04 October 2020

Awesome experience

Was such an intimate way to see glow worms up close- amazing guide- amazing sunset-thanks for a fab experience šŸ˜€

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darronr from New Zealand wrote on 06 February 2019


Awesome me and my 12yr old granson

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Thanks for the 5 stars glad you had an awesome time


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