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Night-time Glowworm Canyoning Adventure Raglan

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
  • Perfect year round activity - super warm wetsuits in winter!

Descend into the old freshwater canyon stream flowing down from Mt Karioi as night falls.

You will be surrounded by picturesque scenery throughout the trip, all located on hidden Raglan farmland. 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 deep rock pools. Challenge yourself to climb and abseil the cascading waterfalls and jump into the deep pools below!

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.

Meeting location: 33 Simon Road, Raglan 3225.

Per Person $140.00

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

Restrictions

  • Minimum age is 8 years old.

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 July 15 to July 21

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6spaces priced from:

  • Per Person $109.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Per Person $140.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Per Person $109.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Per Person $140.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Per Person $140.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Per Person $109.00

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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Bethany from New Zealand wrote on 28 April 2019

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Ah-Mazing!!

Incredible experience! Amazing to see so many glow worms in and outside area. The random tea stop was unexpected but a delightful experience! Heads up: no showers after so make sure you take that into consideration - we were driving back to Auckland after so warming up and cleaning off would have made it an even better experience.

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From Night-time Glowworm Canyoning Adventure Raglan

Thanks for your review Bethany! Stoked to hear you loved your trip and that the glow worms were putting on a show for you. As you can understand we are still a small business so unfortunately we don't have the facilities for guests to shower as of yet. This is something we are looking at putting into place with our new base! Thanks again for your valued review though, this is how we learn and develop. Kind regards Harry

Hans from Netherlands wrote on 20 February 2019

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Absolutely amazing

Last night we went on a canyoning trip with our guide Kevin(who also happens top be Dutch). It was a great experience. Good guidance and a lot of information during the trip. A little tea break with the magnificent sight of couple of hundred glowworms. An absolute must do If you are near Raglan.

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From Night-time Glowworm Canyoning Adventure Raglan

Thanks for your great review Hans, it's great to hear such good reviews about our guides such as Kevin! Really appreciate this feedback! Harry

Ben Martinez-murray from Australia wrote on 23 December 2018

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Amazing

This is a must do!!!!! Most real and authentic tour we have done so far on our trip. Highly recommend you do this tour it was unforgettable.

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From Night-time Glowworm Canyoning Adventure Raglan

Thanks for your review Ben! We agree with you there, we're very lucky to have such amazing nature right on our doorstop!

Chris from Netherlands wrote on 16 March 2020

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Super!

Had a great night time glow worm tour! Great guide, magical scenery.

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From Night-time Glowworm Canyoning Adventure Raglan

Thanks for your awesome review Chris! Stoked you had such a great trip!

Tiffany Joh from United States wrote on 19 February 2020

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Awesome experience!

Georgie is an absolute saint! I took the glow worm canyoning trip at nighttime with my buddy and my parents who are both 65+ years old. None of us had any type of rappelling experience and Georgie got us down steep drops and over rocky areas with the patience of Mother Theresa. Would 100 percent recommend this trip!

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From Night-time Glowworm Canyoning Adventure Raglan

Thanks so much for awesome review Tiffany! Stoked you and your family enjoyed yourselves! We pride our selves on having a trips flexible to fit everyone's wishes and abilities! Thanks for coming! Hope to see you all again one day!

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