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Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga provided by Waimarino Adventure Park

Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga

Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga
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from $155.00 per adult
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Last updated: 30 Jun 2020
A note from Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga
Safety is our priorty. We have limited our tours to smaller numbers and are ensuring that the highest possible sanitation levels are maintined. We want both our guests and our staff to feel safe at all times. We welcome any feedback on this.
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
About
Start your evening with a glass of wine and cheese board on the banks of Lake McLaren, then paddle your kayak to an enchanting canyon filled with glowworms. This guided tour features double kayaks on calm, sheltered waters—ideal for exploring at dusk. You have the option to book transport from accommodations in Tauranga or Mount Maunganui.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 15m
  • 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
German, English, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Evening glowworm excursion on Lake McLaren
Refreshments include wine, fruit, and cheese
Guide leads a max of 20 people on night paddle
Upgrade for hotel pickup in Tauranga at booking
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5997P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Kayak and equipment • GST (Goods and Services Tax) • Light refreshments • Professional guide • Entry/Admission - McLaren Falls Park
Exclusions
An additional cost per person does apply to Hotel pickup/drop off. • Entry/Admission - Waimarino Adventure Park
Duration
3h 15m
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We pick up from any accommodation provider in the Mount Maunganui, Tauranga city center for an additional $25.00 per person (minimum 2 person required). Please get in touch directly with us to arrange this.
36 Taniwha Place, Bethlehem, Tauranga 3176, New Zealand Meet at Waimarino Adventure Park, and check in for your tour at reception. There is plenty of free parking on site.
Inclusions
Kayak and equipment • GST (Goods and Services Tax) • Light refreshments • Professional guide • Entry/Admission - McLaren Falls Park
Exclusions
An additional cost per person does apply to Hotel pickup/drop off. • Entry/Admission - Waimarino Adventure Park
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We pick up from any accommodation provider in the Mount Maunganui, Tauranga city center for an additional $25.00 per person (minimum 2 person required). Please get in touch directly with us to arrange this.
36 Taniwha Place, Bethlehem, Tauranga 3176, New Zealand Meet at Waimarino Adventure Park, and check in for your tour at reception. There is plenty of free parking on site.
Duration
3h 15m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required to commence a tour
Not wheelchair accessible
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    36 Taniwha Place
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Waimarino Adventure Park
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    McLaren Falls Park
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    McLaren Falls Park
  • You'll end at
    36 Taniwha Place
    36 Taniwha Place, Bethlehem, Tauranga 3176, New Zealand
    Meet at Waimarino Adventure Park, and check in for your tour at reception. There is plenty of free parking on site.
    See address & details
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Nicola J
Auckland, New Zealand8 contributions
A fun activity that suits people of all ages and experience
Mar 2021
We had a fun time on this tour, a small group with a good sense of humour! The guides were informative but also very fun. The kayaking is suitable even if you haven’t done it before, you are looked after well including wine and cheese!
Written 7 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Waimarino
Hi there, Thank you for your lovely review! We're glad you enjoyed the tour including the wine and cheese. Our guides love to make sure that you're having fun and well looked after.
Written 18 April 2021
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Susan H
Auckland, New Zealand38 contributions
Positively glowing review
Great tour, exceeded expectations. Friendly, knowledgeable guides. Beautiful setting. My husband’s an experienced kayaker, but it was a novel experience for him even - kayaking down a quiet dark lake is quite unique. Relaxing, interesting and stunning glow worms. Highly recommended.
Written 5 April 2021
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Waimarino
Hi there, Thank you for your lovely review! We're glad you had such a great time on our tour, kayaking across the still lake in the dark really is a unique and relaxing experience.
Written 18 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Victoriya
2 contributions
Amazing experience
Mar 2021 • Friends
Very enjoyable tour and something different compared to the usual day activities. The tour guides, Josh and Dan, were amazing making the experience so much more fun. Highly recommended!
P.S. one of the highlights were the 4 black and white ducks :P
Written 22 March 2021
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Waimarino
Hi there, Thank you for your lovely review! We're stoked to hear that you had such a great time on tour and seeing all the ducks and wildlife. Josh and Dan are great guides and always ensure a fun tour.
Written 18 April 2021
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Tanelle
2 contributions
Nature at it's best
Mar 2021
Had a lovely night out on the river. The guides had a great sense of humour, very friendly and had great ice-breakers for team introductions on the bus transfer.
The glow worms were stunning and with a clear cloudless night, it was difficult to differentiate the sky from the glow worms.
Would recommend this tour to others
Written 15 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Waimarino
Hi there, Thank you for your lovely review! We are so happy that you had such a great time with our guides on the water as well as the bus.
Written 18 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Catherine
2 contributions
Magical experience
Feb 2021 • Couples
A magical evening in misty conditions which made it quite beautiful and apparently encouraged the glow worms. Ollie, our guide was knowledgeable and helpful and it was an easy trip, despite our not having kayaked for some time.
Written 11 February 2021
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Waimarino
Wow that does sound magical! We are stoked to hear you had a good beautiful night paddling with Ollie he is awesome at what he does
Written 22 February 2021
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Bernie
Paraparaumu, New Zealand2 contributions
“Satisfaction” Guaranteed
Feb 2021 • Friends
Thank you for an exceptional evening! This was a great way to finish our trip.
Our very knowledgeable and skilled tour guide Josh made the tour memorable and ensured our expectations & needs were not only meet, but exceeded in all aspects. Highly, highly recommend for a good time.

Love, Mel & Bernie xoxo
Written 8 February 2021
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Waimarino
Hi Mel & Bernie, We're glad to hear you had such a good tour. Josh is a great guide and knows how to exceed expectations. Hopefully we will see you on tour again.
Written 18 April 2021
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cocotravel2015
Napier, New Zealand15 contributions
Exceeded our already high expectations
Jan 2021
What a great tour. Not just glow worms, which were beautiful but the whole experience. It really was a wonderful evening experience. Oli Chris and Daniel made everyone feel welcome and were great fun and full of knowledge. From the arrival, the fun drive, welcome refreshments through to the brief, the beautiful but gentle kayak paddle over the lake and into the glow worm areas.
Much more than it sounds. Wonderful. Highly recommend.
Written 18 January 2021
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Waimarino
Hi there! Thank you for your glowing review! We are so happy to hear that you found the entire experience to be magical. I'm sure the glow worms were shining extra bright for your group that night!
Written 7 February 2021
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Trish
Foxton, New Zealand8 contributions
Glow worms in Tauranga, who knew?!
Jan 2021 • Couples
Is this Tauranga’s best kept secret? Wow, what a fantastic time we had, this tour had it all a yummy platter and wine on arrival pre tour, kayaking through calm waters, beautiful scenery and glow worms! Good time for all the family & great knowledgeable guides. Highly recommend this tour! ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Written 8 January 2021
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Waimarino
Kia Ora! It's amazing to learn something new about your own backyard! Thank you so much for this absolutely glowing review, we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the tour so much.
Written 9 January 2021
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Corie Mcilwrath
2 contributions
Fun way to see the glow worms
Jan 2021
Really great tour - fun, nice guys who love what they do. The glow worms were super cool to see and the kayaking experience was a great way to get to them! Wine and cheese at the start was a nice touch, too :)
Written 3 January 2021
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Waimarino
Hi there, Thank you for your lovely review! We always aim to make it a one of a kind experience for you, and are so happy to hear it hit the mark with your group. Floating in a kayak while viewing the glowworms is absolutely magical!
Written 9 January 2021
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Louise W
2 contributions
GlowWorm Tours
Dec 2020
An absolute MUST DO while in Bay of Plenty - Waimarino Glow Worm Kayak tours was amazing and our guide JOSH was excellent
Written 28 December 2020
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Waimarino
Hey there! Thanks for your amazing review! Josh really is a super guide and we are lucky to have him on our team. We hope you found the evening to be magical under the glowworms.
Written 9 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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MACfromOz
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Peaceful and stunning
Lake Rotoiti is such a beauty. Even though we started the tour with a heavy rain it was so worth it. Due to the wea
SusanT3120
SusanT3120
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Water sports for all ages.
We took a large family group of various ages and what a day! No one wanted to leave. There was plenty of shade fo
121kimberleyc
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Fantastic day out and a must-do!
Had the best time, got to get out and see the spectacular sights from Lake Rotoiti on our way to see the magic of t
beverlyxx19
beverlyxx19
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Great experience, will come back again!
This is one of the most memorable tours I’ve ever had in NZ. Ollie our tour guide was fantastic! He’s so knowledgea
cablebay2
cablebay2
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Awesome adventure
We did the tour last night, the guides were brilliant they made the tour so much fun. Beautiful scenery, knowledgea
TogetherForever1
TogetherForever1
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Terrible!
This park is terrible! It’s so tired and needs some money spent on it to bring it up to scratch. The “hot pool” is
lyn C
lyn C
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Wonderful experience with grandson
Our Grandson Threw himself into all the activities, even kyaked with my husband his poppa was lovely to see. Was a
maxwellwhanau
maxwellwhanau
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Great Park, but avoid peak days
A great family day out, but I wouldn't go again on a Saturday during holidays, as it affects the enjoyment standing
rachandwes
rachandwes
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Epic Day Out
We had such a fun adventurous day, 6 hours flew by. Great range of activities from kayaking, paddle boarding, peda
kerry n
kerry n
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Awesome experience
We took our camping group on a big Kanu glow worm tour from McLaren Falls. We had such a great time and the guides
Nila P
Nila P
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Amazing experience
Really friendly and knowledgeable staff. Very well planned activity. Starts with wine and nibbles by the water. All
TessaF188
TessaF188
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Waimarino Kayak Tours = Absolutely magical
We took our family of 5, 2 children under 8 on the glow worm kanu tour. The only way to describe it is magical!!
KateA2310
KateA2310
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Best thing to do from Rotorua
This was the highlight of a whole week in Rotorua for us. Despite it being July and cold the kayaking was fun and w
UDFANatic
UDFANatic
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Good fun
This tour was a lot of fun! Cady, Jono, Emil, and Archie were friendly and engaging. The wine, cheese, and snacks w
Merljnxing
Merljnxing
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What a wonderful experience ❣️
A big shout to Arkie...absolutely a stunning trip with only me and partner. Everything is just over the expectation
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