Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour In Tauranga

From USD 87.48
Per Person
Risk Free

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
  • Departure Details :
    Waimarino Adventure Park
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


Relax on the edge of Lake McLaren with refreshments, while watching the swans and ducks go about their evenings preparations. Let your guide lead you onto calm Lake McLaren at dusk. Gently paddle into the night and discover the magic of the enchanting glow-worm canyon.


  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

Magical, Enchanting, Surreal, Amazing!
If any of the above words described the activity you and your group are looking for the glow-worm kayak tour is for you.

This is a truly unique experience; while you can see glow-worms elsewhere in New Zealand, and you can paddle a sea kayak in many places around the world, this is the only place when the two combine for a magical evening. The tour is great fun with great refreshments, beautiful scenery, fantastic bird-life, and awesome glow-worms.

Enjoy wine from the award winning Mills Reef winery, delicate New Zealand cheeses and refreshments on the edge of Lake McLaren. Your guide will prepare and brief you on how to kayak effectively before launching you onto picturesque Lake McLaren at twilight to paddle to the mysterious glow-worm canyon.

The glow-worms are situated in a narrow, high-sided canyon at the top of the lake, not in a cave, so this tour only departs once a day before sunset so by the time you get to the glow-worm canyon its completely dark, as required to see the glow-worms to the best effect.

Paddling a kayak may be something you have tried before, but you probably havent kayaked at night (head-torches provided) and certainly have not kayaked in the dark to see constellations of glow-worms. It is a fully guided kayak tour, with professional guides leading your group and providing a fascinating and informative brief about the life-cycle and peculiarities of the New Zealand fungus gnat (glow-worms).

This is truly a magical and unique experience not to be missed.


  • Kayak and equipment
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Light refreshments
  • Professional guide


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

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