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Waimarino Kayak Tours - Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour

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If you’re looking for truly extraordinary New Zealand experience then look no further than the incredible Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour.

If you’re looking for truly extraordinary New Zealand experience then look no further than the incredible Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour.

Highlights

  • Watch the ducks, swans and other birdlife as you enjoy delicious New Zealand cheeses and refreshments
  • Launch your kayak into the picturesque lake at dusk and paddle to the mysterious glow worm canyon
  • Enter the narrow, high-sided canyon and marvel at the constellations of glow worms all around you
  • Informative commentary about the life cycle and peculiarities of the New Zealand glow worms

This one of a kind tour combines the pleasure of kayaking with the experience of seeing millions of dazzling glowworms glisten all around you.

Watch the ducks, swans and other birdlife as you enjoy delicious New Zealand cheeses and refreshments.

Our knowledgeable guides will provide a safety briefing and help you get acquainted with your kayak. No experience is required.

Feel the anticipation build as you launch your kayak into the picturesque lake at dusk and paddle to the mysterious glow worm canyon.

Enter the narrow, high-sided canyon and marvel at the constellations of glow worms all around you.

Kayaking in the dark allows you to see the glow worms at their full effect. Your professional guides will be with you every step of the way and you’ll also get to enjoy fascinating & informative commentary about the life cycle and peculiarities of the New Zealand fungus gnat (glow worms).

Join us for a spectacular journey and a memorable adventure that’s simply not to be missed.

Per Person $225.00

What's included

  • Delicious light refreshments while watching the sunset
  • Double sea-kayaks, paddles, spray decks, paddle-jackets & buoyancy aids. (Fleeces will also be provided if required).

Duration

  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Tours depart from Waimarino Adventure Park, 36 Taniwha Place, Bethlehem, Tauranga 3176

Restrictions

  • Minimum age: 8
  • - There is a two-person minimum for all Kayak tours to operate.

    - There is a four-person (2 Adults and 2 Children) minimum for all Big Kanu tours to operate.

    - Payment in full at the time of booking is required; this is to ensure availability on the tour and because tours require preparation in advance.

    - A booking will only be confirmed once full payment is received. Please see our full terms and conditions in our confirmation email.

Notes

  • Duration: Approximately 1-1 hour kayaking. Total tour duration: 3-3 hour tour.

    Departure Times:

    January: 7:45pm

    February: 7:30pm

    March (1st - 15th): 6:45pm

    March (16th - 31st): 6:00pm

    April (1st - daylight saving end): 6:00pm

    April (daylight saving end - 30th): 4:45pm

    May (1st - 15th): 4:15pm

    May (16th - 31st): 4:00pm

    June: 4:00pm

    July: 4:15pm

    August: 4:45pm

    September (1st - daylight saving starts): 5:00pm

    September (daylight saving starts - 30th): 6:30pm

    October: 6:30pm

    November: 7:00pm

    December: 7:30pm

Available Bookings from 19 Apr to 2 May 2024

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  • Per Person$210.00 Less than 6 at this price!

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  • Per Person$225.00

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  • Per Person$225.00

  • Per Person$225.00

  • Per Person$225.00

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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Kristie Collis from New Zealand wrote on 19 July 2021

Was a lovely evening tour, but a bit pricey

We really enjoyed the tour, sunset over the lake was spectacular, the guides were friendly and great to chat to.

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jingjingz2 from New Zealand wrote on 23 March 2024

Unforgettable and beautiful

Was absolutely stunning to see the the glow worms, a little bit tiring but it makes the view that much more worth it

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Cynthia Cartwright from New Zealand wrote on 26 January 2024

Loved the glow worms

The kayak tour to see the glow worms was so much fun and so lovely. Lots of worms were glowing last night. The twin brothers who were our guides were fantastic. They were very informative, but also had great senses of humor. They made listening to all the information about the worms and the folklore stories about them entertaining

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Jenny Slade from New Zealand wrote on 22 January 2024

Waimarino Kayak Tours Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour

Amazing and informative tour guide. A great experience.

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marks34 from United Kingdom wrote on 16 January 2024

Awesome tour

Christie was such a good tour guide. It was raining on the evening but it really didn't matter. There was only 5 of us that went out and it was just magical. All the equipment was great, and Christie's story telling along the way just made the evening great. If we had the time to go out again we would have!

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