Glow Worm Kayak tours depart from Waimarino, Tauranga. A delightful array of refreshments are offered during sunset just before departure onto the lake. The darkness has fallen and the glow worms shine extra bright in the moon lit sky.


$155 - $165

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Magical, enchanting, surreal and amazing. If any of the above words described the activity you 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 birdlife and awesome glow-worms. Paddle to the mysterious glow worm canyon, our tour departs once a day before sunset. Upon arrival, the canyon is completely dark, as required to see the glow worms to the best effect.

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Business Hours:
10am - 6pm, 7 days. Closed Christmas Day.

Months of Operation:
All months of the year


Proximity to town:
10 minute drive to Tauranga

Proximity to airport:
15 minute drive to Tauranga Airport

Proximity to bus:
10 minute drive

On-site carpark

Weather Considerations:
Waimarino operates in all weather conditions (storm conditions are the exception)



Adult $155 - $165

Minimum Age:

Activity Duration:
3 to 3 and a half hours

Other Charges:
Transfers from hotel at extra $25 per person

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Cancellation Policy:
Waimarino reserves the right to cancel any tour due to weather conditions, if this happens a postponement or full refund will be offered. Refunds will not be offered under any other circumstances. Cancellations may be made up to two hours prior to the stated departure time and a postponement date will be negotiated. Any cancellations within two hours of the stated departure time will result in neither a postponement or refund being offered.