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Glowing Adventures

1199 Oparure Road, 3985, New Zealand
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For a unique caving experience off the beaten tourist track on our private farm. Small groups of 8 or less. Amazing glowworm displays and no tour buses! We offer a real caving experience with no footpaths or lights just beautiful untouched New Zealand at its finest. Glowing Adventures provide 3 different tours: Glowing Adventures Eco-Tour - 3-hour walking glow worm cave eco-tours for small groups of 2-8 people equipment provided, small cameras welcome. No tripods or large cameras. Glowing Adventures Private Tour - Just like standard Glowing Adventure eco-tour, but for your private group - just you, your friends, and your guide. Glowing Adventures Photography Tour - Private photography tours for 2-4 people. Take your time and photography some of New Zealand's most famous scenery. Photography equipment welcome. NOTE: All tours not suitable for anyone with mobility issues as the tour involves walking through streams and over rocks. A reasonable level of fitness is required
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1199 Oparure Road, 3985, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So happy we found Glowing Adventures and their caving experience. From start to finish it was fabulous. Very professional but personal service and the landscape was beautiful. Knowledgeable guide Heath was funny and gave us wonderful insights to the eco system and the history of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was amazing, we were in a small groep but that Made it more personal, Ash was a super tourguide showed us around and Made it worth the experience! Thank you so much and i loved the glow wormssss!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ash was a great tour guide: funny, considerate, knowledgeable. He always made sure everyone felt safe but also helped our group to push ourselves into accomplishing things we expect to do. Thanks for a great adventure!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visites few weeks ago. Our family really enjoyed it. The staffs were kind and all gears were clean. Thanks

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best experiences of my life. The staff was so hospitable and overall amazing. I would highly recommend.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On this family-operated cave tour you will get wet, and perhaps a little cold, but you will enjoy every moment if you like to be challenged. Heath guided our group, always enabling each person to stretch themselves (literally and figuratively) to have a great underground...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I got an opportunity to enjoy this amazing tour by ourselves together with our guide Heath. The largest groups they take is 6-8 people. It’s a very well organised family run business, where they are genuinely interested in preserving it in its...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were treated to an unforgettable private tour by Heath and really glad we avoided the tourist trap. It’s obvious that Heath and his family do everything they can to share their hidden treasure.

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MelsieFM
10 January 2017|
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Response from GlowingAdventures | Property representative |
Hi there, we do have a range of sizes available for most people here at Glowing Adventures and have taken a whole range of sized people on our tour. They main thing is mind set and strength. So there are a few places you... More
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outofofficebrb
26 February 2016|
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Response from GlowingAdventures | Property representative |
Hi there, we have 3x glow worm displays here at Glowing Adventures and they are all quite different. The first is in a large cavern and they are very high up like the night sky. The second is very up close and personal... More
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