Glowworm, Scenic and Adventure Kayak Tours


Evening Glowworm Kayak Tour

Start your Evening Glowworm Tour at Waimarino alongside the Wairoa River. Enjoy delicious refreshments while watching the sun set over the rolling hills. At twilight our guides will lead you into the calm waters to discover the magic of the enchanting Glowworm canyon.

A narrow, high-sided canyon at the head of the lake is the home to thousands of Glowworms. To ensure their luminescence our tour departs once a day before sunset so by the time we get to the Glowworm canyon it’s completely dark.  This tour is led by professional and knowledgeable guides providing a fantastic and informative brief about the life cycle and peculiarities of the Glowworm.

$170 Per Person
$180 Per Person 26th Dec-28th Feb

3 Hour Tour Length, 1.5 hour Paddling Time, Fitness Level 2/5,
Glowworms, Must be 8+ Years


Additional Information

Complementary transport is provided to and from Waimarino Adventure Park to the tour launch site. We can provide you with transport from your accommodation for an additional cost of $25pp. (Mount Maunganui & Tauranga central only). This option can be added to your tour upon booking.

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

Minimum 2 clients required for all Kayak Tours

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

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 Kayaking Equipment

Double Sea Kayaks

Buoyancy Aid

Refreshments Prior to your tour departure

Insect Repellent

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