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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.

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.

Your incredible journey begins when we transport you from the Waimarino Adventure Park to the launch site on the tranquil waters of Lake McLaren.

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.

Duration: Approximately 1-1½ hour kayaking. Total tour duration: 3-3½ hour tour.

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

Departure Times:

January – 7.45pm

February – 7.30pm

March (1st - 15th) – 6.45pm

March (16th - 31st) – 6pm

April (1st - daylight saving end) – 6pm

April (daylight saving end - 30th) – 4.45pm

May (1st - 15th) – 4.15pm

May (16th - 31st) – 4pm

June – 4pm

July – 4.15pm

August – 4.45pm

September (1st - daylight saving starts) – 5pm

September (daylight saving starts - 30th) – 6.30pm

October – 6.30pm

November – 7pm

December – 7.30pm


Per Person $155.00
Per Person Peak $165.00

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).
  • Return transport to and from Waimarino Adventure Park.

Duration

  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience

Location

Restrictions

  • Minimum age 8 years..

Available Bookings from 02 Oct to 08 Oct 2022

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robyn1995 from New Zealand wrote on 07 May 2022

Worth to try

It was okay

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kated18 from New Zealand wrote on 13 March 2022

Enlightening!

Unmissable and unforgettable. We had an awesome time with our guide Alex, who was friendly and knowledgeable and really made the experience what it was.

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garyh11 from New Zealand wrote on 26 February 2022

Lost in space

This is a great tour to do very tranquil, when you’re in the canyon it’s like paddling thru the universe. Our guide was both informative & hilarious he made the whole experience very easy.

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rowanb1 from New Zealand wrote on 24 January 2022

Great Experience

Hannah made everything so simple and so fun! Fabulous experience and easier for a novice kayaker than I thought it would be! Thanks Hannah and team!

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Zinnia from New Zealand wrote on 06 January 2022

Stunning and peaceful

I didn't want it to finish. Very short paddling time so wasn't tiring at all. Beautiful calm lake

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