On this all ages, evening Glowworm experience, visit one of Tauranga's hidden gems- the beautiful Mangapapa Canyon. Our experienced guides will lead you into the canyon lined with glowworms before paddling back to shore by moonlight.


$99 - $110

This tour is great fun allowing you to appreciate the beautiful scenery, birdlife and glow worms 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 glow worms scattered like the night stars. Learn about the life cycle and peculiarities of the Glowworms from our knowledgeable and entertaing guides. Our tour departs once a day before sunset so we are able to admire the luminescent glow in full darkness, before paddling back to shore led by the light of the moon and stars.

This is a family friendly, all ages tour.

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Months of Operation:
All months of the year




Adult $99 - $110
Child $20 - $79

Activity Duration:
2 Hours

2 Hour Tour Length, 1.25 hour Paddling Time, Fitness Level 1/5, Glowworms, No age restrictions.
Our premium rate applies for all bookings between 26th December – 28th February.
Minimum 4 clients required,

Cancellation Policy:
Waimarino Group reserves the right to cancel the tour on the day, due to weather or any safety concerns. If this is done, the tour will be postponed or a full refund will be made.If a cancellation is made at least 24hrs prior to the scheduled departure, with consultation of the Waimarino Group manager, a full refund will be made. A postponement to another day, will also not incur any charges. For cancellations within 24 hours, or failure to arrive for tour departure, no refunds will be offered.