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Karioi Glowworm Canyoning - Raglan Rock Night-time Canyoning Adventure

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An authentic New Zealand canyoning experience for all year round! As night falls, be guided by the light of the glow worms and stars!

An authentic New Zealand canyoning experience for all year round! As night falls, be guided by the light of the glow worms and stars!

Highlights

  • Located on hidden Raglan farmland surrounded by pure natural beauty
  • Abseil down waterfalls and navigate the canyon stream at night!
  • Accompanied by an experienced and personable guide
  • Revel in the magical luminescent glowworms at the final waterfall
  • Award winning tour and 5 star reviewed on TripAdvisor & Google reviews and Qualmark Gold accredited.
  • Perfect year round activity - super warm wetsuits in winter!

Descend into the ancient lava flow canyon flowing down from Mt Karioi as night falls.

You will be surrounded by picturesque scenery throughout the trip, all located in hidden Raglan bush. This is a highly rated, truly magical canyoning experience.

No matter the season, we have you covered! In summer you have lighter wetsuits, in Winter you'll be just as warm in super thick insulated wetsuits.

We encounter many obstacles on our way down, from waterfalls and rock walls to large boulders and beautiful fresh water pools. Challenge yourself to climb and abseil the cascading waterfalls and navigate your way all under the light of your head torch.

Although challenging, you will be accompanied by a very experienced, passionate and personable guide who is 100% safety audit certified, making sure all adventurers feel safe and get the most out of each and every trip.

As we navigate our way downstream, we will reach the final waterfall which is home to thousands of twinkling glowworms. Cast your eyes around the rock face and revel in the magical luminescent display, before heading back to base to finish off an adventure to be remembered for a lifetime.

Adult $149.00 (Aged 14+)
Child $95.00 (Aged 8-13 years)
Family Deal $450.00 (2 Adults + 2 Children (8-13 years))

What's included

  • All equipment supplied - summer or winter wetsuits provided
  • Free photos
  • Transport to and from the canyon from our home base

Duration

  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • 248 Wainui Road
  • Raglan
  • 3297. Riria Kereopa Memorial Drive Turn-off.

Restrictions

  • Minimum age: 8

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

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

  • PLEASE NOTE: For safety reasons, guests must be able to speak and understand English at a good level.

  • Good fitness level required - must have the ability to hike for at least 2hrs.

    A minimum of 2 people are required for the tour to depart. Single bookings may be waitlisted and double bookings may be moved. In either case, the tour operator will get in touch prior to departure.

    The glowworm tour start time will change throughout the season due to sunset.

Available Bookings from 24 Feb to 8 Mar 2024

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  • Adult$116.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$95.00

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

17 reviews

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brianj from New Zealand wrote on 27 February 2023

Fun night!

Our guide Ella was awesome and sitting by a waterfall looking at glow worms was magical. Fun trip.

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From Karioi Glowworm Canyoning - Raglan Rock Night-time Canyoning Adventure

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, we're stoked you had such a great trip! The glowworms and waterfall really are a magic spot, so we're glad you enjoyed the experience.

mandy from New Zealand wrote on 19 June 2022

Glowworm canyoning

What an absolute adventure!! From the minute we arrived at base till the very end! Our guide Stacey was amazing he made us all feel very welcome and super comfortable, as there were a few nerves!! He got us kitted up and off we went! We learned all about the plants and natural formations of the canyon and got to experience the glow worms up close and personal!! and climb and absail some epic waterfalls!! Every part of this epic adventure was amazing!! This is a must do if you are In raglan

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From Karioi Glowworm Canyoning - Raglan Rock Night-time Canyoning Adventure

Thanks so much for such an incredible review Mandy, we're stoked you had a great time with Stacey and enjoyed the experience! We hope to see you all again one day!

Enora LeFlao from New Zealand wrote on 27 January 2022

Shiny above and all around you!

While the canyon itself is relatively mellow (middle of a very hot summer so the water level was low), the fact that it's at night makes it absolutely worthwhile!! Beautiful night with the stars and so many glowworms! Loved the finish at the waterfall with our kawakawa tea. Amazing guiding by Ella, thank you!!

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From Karioi Glowworm Canyoning - Raglan Rock Night-time Canyoning Adventure

Thanks so much for your review Enora, we love hearing the feedback we do from our guests! Like you said, the summer does mellow out our canyon in one way, but we still believe its such a hidden gem! Stoked you had such a great time, and the glowworms put on a show!

farzad from New Zealand wrote on 18 January 2021

Awesome operators and memorable experience!

We booked this adventure for our 16th anniversary and couldn't enjoy ourselves more than being with such great guides and in the beautiful Raglan region. Also Harry who I think runs the business is awesome as he very kindly accommodated our special need for booking date. Highly recommend this business and its good people.

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From Karioi Glowworm Canyoning - Raglan Rock Night-time Canyoning Adventure

Thanks so much for your awesome review Farzad! Really appreciate you taking the time to leave such a kind review! It really means the world to us hearing you speak of our team the way you have! Thanks again for coming and hope to see you both again one day!

Carlijn Dieleman from New Zealand wrote on 07 November 2020

What an experience!

Great experience to do this in the dark. A challenging walk through a slippery stream, lots of glowworms, special tea and some pretty amazing abseils! The glowworms at the last waterfall make the end absolutely stunning!

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Thanks so much Carlijn for leaving a review. Really appreciate it, and stoked you had such a great time!

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