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Rotorua Glow Worm Kayaking Tour provided by Paddle Board Rotorua

Rotorua Glow Worm Kayaking Tour

Rotorua Glow Worm Kayaking Tour
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from $130.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
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: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Enjoy a breath taking scenic evening paddle along the lake before adventuring through caves filled with constellations of Glowworms. This tour is perfect for families with stable and easy to use kayaks and expert kayaking guides. The tour leads you to a series of small caves where as you enter you are completely surrounded by incredible galaxies of glowing lights created by the fungus gnat creature. A truly unique and magical tour small group tour in Rotorua.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 63701P4
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
GST (Goods and Services Tax) • Professional guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected) • All equipment
Exclusions
Food and drinks
Duration
3h
Departure details
1167 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand Please wait outside the Rotorua Information Center at 1167 Fenton Street at the main bus stop. Your guide will meet you there at the pick-up time. Please be punctual.
Inclusions
GST (Goods and Services Tax) • Professional guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected) • All equipment
Exclusions
Food and drinks
Departure details
1167 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand Please wait outside the Rotorua Information Center at 1167 Fenton Street at the main bus stop. Your guide will meet you there at the pick-up time. Please be punctual.
Duration
3h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Not wheelchair accessible
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
Children must be accompanied by an adult
What to bring:
For kayaking in summer months (Dec, Jan, February) we recommend wearing swim wear with thermal leggings/gym type leggings and a thermal top layer, fleece jersey and light jacket. For Kayaking outside of summer (March-November) please wear swim wear, thermal leggings/gym type leggings and a thermal top layer with a minimum of three upper layers which are preferably fleece or wool. Please also bring a woolen beanie and woolen gloves. If it looks like rain a rain jacket also. Water shoes are recommended, but are provided free of charge if needed.
Towel and warm clothes to get changed into after the tour.
A sense of fun and adventure.
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Popular mentions

5.0
38 reviews
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Deborah
1 contribution
Magical, memorable evening
Mar 2021 • Family
What a magical night. Jonathan our guide was friendly, fun and very easy to hang out with. The night stars and the lights from the glow worms in the caves was dazzling and oh so memorable. My 11 year old son will never forget this. A definite must for a safe family adventure. Big thanks to Jonathon for an enjoyable evening. Deborah & Brody
Written 30 March 2021
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Eddie J
Auckland Central, New Zealand21 contributions
Pure NZ
Mar 2021
Loved this kayaking experience. Just the right duration - not too short, not too long. Felt like a real adventure, but also very safe. And we had an excellent guide. As for the Glow Worms - they get 5 stars too! Thoroughly recommended - this is a real New Zealand Experience!
Written 23 March 2021
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paddleboardrotorua
Hi thanks so much for your review. Great feedback to hear
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Debbie F
22 contributions
10\10 best activity ever!
Feb 2021
My husband and I were the only ones on our particular evening so got to enjoy the serenity and beauty of the lake and glow worm caves in peace. Our guide Jonathan couldn't have been more welcoming and fun to have experienced this activity with. We loved his enthusiasm for the environment and his love of showing tourists this unique part of New Zealand shone through.
Written 7 March 2021
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paddleboardrotorua
Hi Debbie thanks so much for this great feedback. We are lucky to have Jonathan on the team here!
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Juliet F
1 contribution
Great kiwi experience
Jan 2021
Everything. it was great. I was concerned i would tip us off the kayak but the staff were helpful and professional.
Written 2 February 2021
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paddleboardrotorua
Thanks for the review Juliet, happy travels
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Mighty Majors
Auckland, New Zealand4 contributions
Amazing experience A++++
Jan 2021 • Family
Thank you for an awsome night. Such a great activity that everyone from the youngest at 9years and oldest at 65yrs enjoyed. We were lucky to have the perfect night with no wind and clear skys so the whole thing was just magical. I've seen glow worms a few times before, including at waitomo caves and think this was the best way to see them! The kids agree!. Our guide Christie was awesome. We found the information he shared with us about the glow worms really interesting. He was super friendly and made the whole experience fun and relaxed. Would love to go again on paddle boards.
Written 31 January 2021
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paddleboardrotorua
Hi Miriam thanks so much for this great feedback. We will pass on to Christie. See you next time on a paddle board.
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Victor
Hong Kong, China4 contributions
A must go tour for viewing glow worm!
Jan 2021
Great activity for family with kids. Great view, both the lake and glow worm! Great and friendly instructor!
Written 27 January 2021
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paddleboardrotorua
Hi thanks so much for the feedback. Happy travels
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Kimberley H
Abilene, TX3 contributions
Do it!
Jan 2021 • Couples
I highly recommend this the staff were amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The night was perfect and the water was actually really warm
Written 23 January 2021
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paddleboardrotorua
Hey thanks for this review. Our staff are awesome and we are lucky to have such a great team.
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Janine L
3 contributions
A ‘must do’ in Rotorua
Jan 2021
My Teen said after that it was his favorite thing he has done on this holiday. Highly recommend this tour. It was such a great experience. The guide was great, super friendly and well organized. We all loved it. Thanks for the experience.
Written 22 January 2021
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paddleboardrotorua
Hi thanks so much for this feedback. Happy travels
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

WTY
Christchurch, New Zealand2 contributions
Highly recommended!!!!
Jan 2021 • Couples
Best kayaking experience ever. The sunset kayaking and the zero distance contact to glow worms are simply amazing!
Written 15 January 2021
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paddleboardrotorua
Wow such great feedback - thankyou
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Mark S
1 contribution
What a stunning way to spend the evening
Jan 2021
WOW!!! The kayaking across Lake Okareka meant for a fun experience. The stunning glow worms were a sight to behold. Thanks Nev and team for the insight into the lifecycle of the glow worm and a fantastic time. A must do!!
Written 8 January 2021
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paddleboardrotorua
Hi Mark thanks for your feedback.
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By: Paddle Board Rotorua
Amck777
Amck777
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Awesome
Awesome twilight kayaking tour to see glow worms. We did 4-5 caves and tunnels with lots of glow worms, great guide
229abdelwahabm
229abdelwahabm
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amazing lake & cliffs
the guide was so cool, had a very good time. Feeling the heat when u approach the cliffs was amazing
AFR2014
AFR2014
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UNIQUE AND VERY SPECIAL
Jonathon was a superb guide - friendly , helpful, courteous, careful and attentive. We had a beautiful morning out
DebbieF2225
DebbieF2225
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My favourite experience of our honeymoon!
Jonathan made this a night to remember...his enthusiasm for the local environment and the way he conducted himself
kimbo7777
kimbo7777
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Tranquility
This trip was amazing. The lake at twilight was super flat, no wind, warm and beautiful. We were in good hands with
Leanne_Gale11
Leanne_Gale11
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SO MUCH FUN!
Amazing experience with super fun and informative guides , Ideal for families and individuals. Two of our children
wildandfree97
wildandfree97
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Breathtaking,
Amazing experience, the guide made it so fun and entertaining giving us his knowledge on the glow worms and just an
allysonc344
allysonc344
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The best way to see a sunset
We had a magical evening on the water. It was so calm, the glow worms were so bright, the stars were shining and it
Hoopster3118
Hoopster3118
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Awesome geothermal experience - truly accessible for all
Felt very privileged to be one of the first groups to go on the Steaming Cliffs Kayak Tour - Nev and his guides are
SimonGriggs88
SimonGriggs88
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The actual best!
This is possibly one of the best experiences I have had in NZ as an NZ'er! The guide was awesome and informative an
Kellimase23
Kellimase23
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Excellent
Jonathan was epic ! The children loved the kayaks and paddle boards - well worth it ! The lake was beautiful - grea
SarahRoffeyLee
SarahRoffeyLee
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Out of this world.
What a unique experience. We felt very lucky to be able to get so close to the steaming cliffs. It felt like we wer
Wannabasian
Wannabasian
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Simply Stunning
We had never tried paddle boarding before but really enjoyed every aspect of this activity from learning to paddle
Morepork1435
Morepork1435
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Unique
Such a unique experience to share with my kids. Very cool to be able to hear the bubbling and gurgling of geotherma
Explor6
Explor6
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You have to do this!
I have wanted to kayak Lake Rotomahana for a long time and now these guys make it possible. Brilliant trip and i ca
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