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Glow Worm Dell

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State Highway 6, Hokitika, New Zealand
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Close to town and FREE

A Visit to this little Dell is certainly worth your while. It is only a one minute walk off the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Roger G
Chilliwack, Canada
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Go when it's really dark, around 9pm was good, but obviously later in summer. Tonnes and tonnes of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wellington, New Zealand
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“across the road” (13 reviews)
“after dark” (8 reviews)
State Highway 6, Hokitika, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A Visit to this little Dell is certainly worth your while. It is only a one minute walk off the highway and an easy walk for all ages. There are of course many other places in New Zealand to see glowworms but many of them...More

Thank Roger G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Go when it's really dark, around 9pm was good, but obviously later in summer. Tonnes and tonnes of glow worms to see, it's amazing. And free! Please please turn off your device screens when in the dell, the light is annoying to others and makes...More

Thank AucklandGal88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went in at about 1015pm at night, it was freezing cold & windy but guess it’s the best timing as it was pitch black once we stepped into the path. we did use our handphone torches to light the way but after about 80m...More

Thank Baldwin C
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

I’d never seen glow worms. They were amazing to see. Only a few minutes from town and 20 metres from the road this free attraction was well worth a look.

Thank BrettBega_Australia
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

It's only just off the road. But seriously it's like 10 blue lights. Much better displays elsewhere if you are travelling around.

Thank Irenezjm
Reviewed 24 September 2017

just a quick walk up in the dark to see the glow worms, please don't walk up with your torch (flashlight) it spoils it for others. Your eyes will adjust if there isn't extraneous light, there are glow worms all the way up to the...More

1  Thank kiwiaz
Reviewed 22 September 2017

So this is a short walk up a paved type road into a fenced in area. In that area is the trees that have the Glow Worms. They glow to attract prey. It is next to impossible to get a picture without a long exposure...More

Thank Stacey W
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Would have to be rated very highly when you consider lack of any cost and the strong experience. William (Bill), John & Joy send their regards with thanks. Worth staying up for after dark. Not too much trouble getting there. Then back to a nice...More

Thank williamjohnson1994
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

For a free attraction this place is right up there. You have to go at night and be super quiet. Once it's dark and silent then the glow worms start shinning. Definitely a must see.

Thank Toni-lee D
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a not to be missed experience. Plenty of parking at the entrance and a short walk up a track surrounded by what looks like millions of stars but they are in fact the lights from the little glow worms. If you take a...More

Thank Lynne H
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