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Rotorua Paddle Board Glow Worm Tour

Experience this amazing twilight tour, paddle-boarding your way to a hidden destination home to an incredible array of glow worms!

Highlights

  • Discover incredible glow worm caves on this sunset paddle board tour!
  • No experience is necessary with only low to moderate fitness required.
  • This experience is a small group tour, perfect to take your time and enjoy the experience!

Discover this memorable tour that allows you to soak up the amazing natural surroundings as the sun goes down!

Meet your friendly and expert paddle board guide at the base on the shorelines of Lake Okareka where you’ll gear-up and run through the safety and paddle board instructions before you head out on your tour.

Explore the shoreline and follow your guide around the lake edge as the night sets in before continuing on to the hidden caves, home to the spectacular glow worms! Be in awe of the dazzling glow worms that surround you in these intriguing caves where you’ll have plenty of time to explore before returning back in the dark. If it is a clear night experience the stunning stars before returning to the base.

This tour is a hot seller with a limited capacity of 7 people per tour - book now to ensure your place on this epic adventure!

Optional Transport: Pick up and transfers from Rotorua I Site or your central Rotorua accommodation can be provided for an additional $10.00 per person. This option is available to select upon checkout.

Per Person $120.00

What's included

  • All necessary equipment provided.
  • Personal flotation devices are provided for all tour participants.
  • Safety briefing and detailed paddle board instruction.
  • 1.5 hour guided paddle-board lake tour.
  • Head torches are provided to light your way.

Duration

  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Meeting Point: Opposite 73 Millar Road, Lake Okareka, Rotorua 3076. This meeting point is for customers who do not choose the optional transport add on.

Restrictions

  • Minimum age is 10 years old with a guardian or 18 years old without a guardian.

    A weight limit of 105kg applies.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • Optional Transport: Pick up and transfers from Rotorua I Site or your central Rotorua accommodation can be provided for an additional $10.00 per person. This option is available to select upon checkout.

    Meeting Point: Opposite 73 Millar Road, Lake Okareka, Rotorua 3076.

    Please Note: This meeting point is only a meeting point and is not the official base.

    Tours run daily, departing:

    7pm Sep, Oct, March (Sunset Night Tour)

    7:30 or 8 pm Nov to Feb (Sunset/Night Tour)

    5pm April to Aug (Sunset/Night Tour)

    Duration:

    Allow 2.0 - 2.5 hours for the tour if meeting at the lake.

    Allow 2.5 - 3 hours for the tour if choosing Rotorua Pick-up.

Available Bookings from September 22 to September 28

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  • Per Person$109.00 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per Person$84.00 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per Person$120.00

  • Per Person$110.00 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per Person$99.00 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per Person$120.00

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

4.9

58 reviews

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Kim Stanford from New Zealand wrote on 26 September 2020

Awesome experience- totally recommend!

Really enjoyed the glow worms and paddle boarding. I have never paddle boarded before and the patience and support was awesome - Nev taught me everything I needed to know and he was so fun guiding us around the beautiful caves. 10/10 recommend for beginners at paddle boarding (like me!) or those who are really good (like my partner).

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Elise Michelle Askey from New Zealand wrote on 15 August 2021

Great trip

Would totally recommend!

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joannef2 from New Zealand wrote on 01 May 2021

Great experience

We had a fantastic time out on the lake with Tom he was patient professional fun and we will never forget him

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Hannah from New Zealand wrote on 07 August 2021

Really disappointed after looking forward to this

I'd looked forward to this since booking it, and the glow worms were pretty cool. But in all honesty was left really disappointed. We chose paddleboarding as a new activity and with a tight budget, don't get to do new things all that often. We arrived and the guide didn't even introduce herself but said 'are you guys happy to jump on a kayak'? She talked us out of paddleboarding by saying as newbies we'd probably fall in and it would be tricky getting in and out of the caves and getting bearings etc, even though it was a perfectly still night. So seemed we'd be causing hassle by paddleboarding, reluctantly agreed to kayak. The tour was a little over 50 minutes and just over 1km each way actual kayaking. We didn't even et a kayak each, and had to share a double. Had we been phoned about this beforehand, we could have changed to another activity, but we heard nothing. Sorry guys, but gutted how this experience panned out.

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From Rotorua Paddle Board Glow Worm Tour

Hi Hannah I'm so sorry that this was a disappointment for you and that your tour was not up to our usual five star standard. I will talk to the team about what your feedback and make sure that we get back on track with delivering awesome experiences that meet expectations. I have contacted you directly to offer a full refund. Best regards Nev (owner of Paddle Board Rotorua)

Shani White from New Zealand wrote on 14 April 2021

Amazing Experience!

If you love SUP you will love this activity! Our guide was amazing and paddle boarding at night was so calm and relaxing. The glow worms was such a cool experience and so rare to see. Highly recommend :)

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