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Glow Worm Dell

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State Highway 6, Hokitika, New Zealand
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Here to make it clear, must go at night

We were not aware of what a dell was and assumed it was a small cave. We did a quick drive by and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Midtownie
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Quick excursion

Just off the road, you only need 10 mins. Short walk, couple of hundred metres Don't shine your... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ahooky
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“your eyes” (17 reviews)
“after dark” (10 reviews)
“across the road” (15 reviews)
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State Highway 6, Hokitika, New Zealand
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"your eyes"
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"after dark"
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"across the road"
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"free attraction"
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"shining star"
in 13 reviews
"short walk"
in 28 reviews
"te anau"
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"dead end"
in 4 reviews
"bring a flashlight"
in 4 reviews
"magical experience"
in 5 reviews
"beachfront accommodation"
in 3 reviews
"flash photography"
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"small torch"
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"long exposure"
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"mobile phone"
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"the main highway"
in 7 reviews
"state highway"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were not aware of what a dell was and assumed it was a small cave. We did a quick drive by and stopped at the dell in the afternoon. There is nothing to see if it is not dark. We did see them in...More

Thank Midtownie
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just off the road, you only need 10 mins. Short walk, couple of hundred metres Don't shine your torch and talk loudly as most people were !!! Quite cute and romantic when it's quiet - plenty of glow worms will be on show then. Best...More

Thank ahooky
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Only a few minutes from town and doesn’t take long but worth it! After passing on te Anau due to the time/cost and it not being particularly child friendly this was the next best thing. Go and check it out. Very short walk, suitable for...More

3  Thank Abie2
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Nice little walk into a nook to see glow worms. Must go at night and take a torch facing the ground. Right on the highway not far out of town.

1  Thank Karyn R
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

We found this place by accident - obviously you will need a torch or use your mobile phone torch to navigate the short walk. It was beautiful to see the glow worms - great for young kids.

Thank clan100
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful nature! The glow worms are delightful. It is obviously very dark so you will need to tread carefully

Thank Gingercrew
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Only a short walk or drive from town, this is a hidden gem. At night the glow worms are spectacular. Winter is a great time to visit with smaller kids due to the longer nights, you can be there and back well before bed-time!

Thank Ben S
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

It was obviously beautiful but you must go at nigh5 and it is hard to navigate through the track, very wet when we went but it is really an amazing sight when you reach the end and see all the glow worms, if staying in...More

Thank InterestingViews123
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

The place is just across the road opposite the Shining Star hotel. It's a small enclosure surrounded by trees and bushes. Visit after dark... In fact it should be pitch black. You get to see amazing twinkling tiny blueish lights once your eyes get adjusted...More

2  Thank PreetiChhatre
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We camped right across the road from this, was a real treat at the end of a rainy day. Took about 2 mins to walk to from the road, absolutely beautiful and completely free! Interesting information plaque on the way in. Remember to keep torch...More

Thank Jacqui J
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