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Scenic Escape with Glow Worm Caves provided by Rogue Pony Experiences and Private Tours

Scenic Escape with Glow Worm Caves

Scenic Escape with Glow Worm Caves
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from $276.93 per adult
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Last updated: 12 Aug 2020
A note from Scenic Escape with Glow Worm Caves
NZ COVID Level 1 Stay home if you are feeling unwell with full refund NZ COVID Level 2 Mask use while in our vehicles Contact tracing details required for all guests Stay home if you are feeling unwell, full refund if you need to cancel NZ COVID Levels 3 & 4 Not operating with full refund
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
About
Explore the historic Bay of Islands in a luxury, late model Toyota 4x4 SUV with a maximum of 4 passengers in your group. On your private 5.5-hour guided tour you will see historic locations, spectacular waterfalls, panoramic scenery, subtropical rain forests, tiny glow worms in their natural habitat and rural farming areas away from the crowds. Your tour is adaptable with no fixed schedule, allowing you to stop for photos, ask questions, take your time or relax and talk with your local driver.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 62607P18
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Air-conditioned vehicle • Private Tour in 4x4 (If there are 4 in your group, 3 will be friendly across the back seat) • WiFi on board • Entry/Admission - Kawiti Caves
Duration
5h 30m
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
If you are arriving off a cruise ship in the Bay of Islands, you will be picked up from the tender jetty. Please ignore the start time and get the earliest tender you can to give you the most flexibility to your day. Your guide will be holding a sign with your name and a red, black and white zebra head logo and will be located on land before the buildings ashore.
InterCity Paihia Bus Stop, Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand We will be waiting for you at the "Taxi Stand" next to the i-SITE building.
Russell Wharf, Russell, Bay of Islands, 27 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand We will be waiting for you on the Strand at the end of the wharf.
Ports:
Bay of Islands
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Air-conditioned vehicle • Private Tour in 4x4 (If there are 4 in your group, 3 will be friendly across the back seat) • WiFi on board • Entry/Admission - Kawiti Caves
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
If you are arriving off a cruise ship in the Bay of Islands, you will be picked up from the tender jetty. Please ignore the start time and get the earliest tender you can to give you the most flexibility to your day. Your guide will be holding a sign with your name and a red, black and white zebra head logo and will be located on land before the buildings ashore.
InterCity Paihia Bus Stop, Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand We will be waiting for you at the "Taxi Stand" next to the i-SITE building.
Russell Wharf, Russell, Bay of Islands, 27 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand We will be waiting for you on the Strand at the end of the wharf.
Ports:
Bay of Islands
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Near public transportation
Not wheelchair accessible
Vehicles can transport a collapsible wheelchair, however the driver is unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
A moderate amount of walking is involved to reach all attractions
Most travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Waitangi
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Haruru Falls
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Rainbow Falls
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Manginangina Kauri Walk
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Kawakawa Public Toilets by Hundertwasser
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Kawiti Caves
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 8
    Opua
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    See Important Information for details
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Philippa G
Wellington, New Zealand111 contributions
Customised and very enjoyable tour!
Aug 2020
Mark was very knowledgable about the area's history; he really brought the events to life. We had lunch at Marsden winery which was very yummy - excellent sparkling rose! During lunch Mark gave us options for the afternoon's activities which was great - we felt as though the day had been tailored to what we wanted. Our final stop was the glow worm caves which were well worth the visit!
Written 4 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thanks Philippa, even though it was a cooler day we managed to get to a great selection of places that were of interest to you both. Terry especially found the Northland War battle sites fascinating! Cheers, Mark.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

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Anderoo69
Anderoo69
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Awesome day
Mark was an awesome friendly & knowledgeable tour guide. Lots of information, showed us some sites and let us disco
BarnettFamily
BarnettFamily
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Excellent Bay of Islands Tour
Rogue Pony Tours are excellent. I highly recommend Mark and his team. Mark has excellent knowledge and history of t
lynetteharper3
lynetteharper3
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Awesomeeee
Thanks Tui for an amazing cruise around the Bay of Islands today, loved being able to share in your knowledge of th
michelmG6101VK
michelmG6101VK
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Scenic Roads less travelled
We wanted to explore the "scenic roads less travelled" in the Bay of Islands region. Mark and Tui proposed some ver
332deanner
332deanner
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Great Mustang Ride Russell
Thanks Mark for the experience. Very informative and great fun. We are locals and really enjoyed the run out to R
terrysampson001
terrysampson001
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Informative, well presented and thoroughly enjoyable.
We had the opportunity to explore some of the area with Mark and whilst the weather was pretty naff, he modified th
CHook123456
CHook123456
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100% would do again.
The warm and welcome hospitality and knowledge was incredible. The speed and horsepower of the car was awesome!! So
findingalexx
findingalexx
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Epic day out to a couple of great wineries
Mark took us for a half day adventure around Russell and Paihia in the Mustang and it was a fantastic day drinking
jermanyjack
jermanyjack
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Great private full-day tour to Cape Reinga plus
We were Mark's first customers after the COVID-19 New Zealand lockdown was reduced to Level-2. He gave us a royal
sandrawells2020
sandrawells2020
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Awesome experience
WOW... We had the best Family experience on our tour in a Ford Mustang. Mark is very knowledgeable and told us abou
Nomad616642
Nomad616642
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Custom Private Wine Tour
This private Custom Wine Tour was the highlight of my trip, which is saying a lot since I was on a World Cruise. M
ShopGirl24-7
ShopGirl24-7
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Amazing Company to Work With-Highly Recommend
We were not able to take this tour. We had to cancel due to our cruise being cancelled. I just had to write a revie
CyndyG2
CyndyG2
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Seeing the best scenic spots in Bay of Islands
We did the backroad private tour with Rogue Pony tours as a day excursion. It was great fun and saw some of the re
robertan292
robertan292
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Cruise in style
Me and a group of friends chose the blue jeep and 4hr wine tour. We absolutely loved the epic experience being our
Mike W
Mike W
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A Walk in the Park
Mark picked up our party of 4 from our hotel promptly. He drove us all around the area stopping at some very pictur
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