Glowworm, Scenic and Adventure Kayak Tours


Big Kanu Glowworm Tour

This tour is great fun allowing you to appreciate the beautiful scenery, birdlife and Glowworms from your seat in our Big Kanu.
Taking place at Lake McLaren, it is only a 25 minute drive from Tauranga’s CBD. Launch the Big Kanu from the lakes edge and paddle together through the calm waters towards the head of the lake.

A narrow, high-sided canyon is the home to thousands of Glowworms scattered like the night stars. Learn about the life cycle and peculiarities of the Glowworms from our knowledgeable guides. Our tour departs once a day before sunset so we are able to admire the luminescent glow in full darkness.

$105 Per Adult ($115 Per Adult 26th Dec-28th Feb)
$79 Per Child (5-15yrs)
$20 Infant (under 5yrs)

2 Hour Tour Length, 1.25 hour Paddling Time, Fitness Level 1/5,
Glowworms, No age restrictions

Waimarino 2018 (4 of 84)

Additional Information

This kanu tour can operate in almost all weather conditions. Please read our tour Terms & Conditions & contact Waimarino if in doubt.

Our premium rate applies for all bookings between 26th December – 28th February.

Minimum 4 clients required.

What to Bring

Warm, comfortable clothing (no jeans please)

Casual footwear, we will do our best to keep your feet dry.

We Provide

High Quality Kanu Equipment

Buoyancy Aid

Insect Repellent

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