Waimarino Glow Worm Kayak Tour


Waimarino Glow Worm Kayak Tour

+64 7 576 4233
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Waimarino Glow Worm Kayak Tour

Relax on the edge of tranquil Lake McLaren, enjoy locally produced refreshments while watching the ducks paddle. At dusk our guides will lead you onto the lake to watch the sun set over the hills. Gently paddle into the night and discover the magic of the enchanting glow worm canyon.

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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 & truly unique experience. The tour is great fun with great refreshments, beautiful scenery, fantastic birdlife 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. Our guides 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 our tour only departs once a day before sunset so by the time we get to the glow worm canyon it’s 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 haven’t kayaked at night (we provide head-torches) and certainly not have kayaked in the dark to see constellations of glow worms. It is a fully guided kayak tour, with our professional guides leading your group and providing a fascinating & informative brief about the life cycle and peculiarities of the New Zealand fungus gnat (glow worms).

A truly magical & unique experience; not to be missed!

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+64 7 576 4233

Waimarino Glow Worm Kayak Tour

36 Taniwha Place





Mon 9:00am to 9:00am

Tue 9:00am to 9:00am

Wed 9:00am to 9:00am

Thu 9:00am to 9:00am

Fri 9:00am to 9:00am

Sat 9:00am to 9:00am

Sun 9:00am to 9:00am