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Glow Worm Dell

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State Highway 6, Hokitika, New Zealand
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We went in the daylight expecting it to be underground. Big mistake. It turns out a dell is a kind... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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glow worms brilliant public terrible

Really its the sort of place you want to experience completely in the dark. There were loads of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ian H
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“your eyes” (16 reviews)
“after dark” (9 reviews)
“across the road” (13 reviews)
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State Highway 6, Hokitika, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went in the daylight expecting it to be underground. Big mistake. It turns out a dell is a kind of dead end hill. All above ground so in daylight hours no glow worms to be seen. Go after dark.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really its the sort of place you want to experience completely in the dark. There were loads of glow worms which glowed brighter as the evening went on. However, the human obsession with taking photographs of absolutely anything slightly ruined it. People shining torches to...More

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing and free. A little walk when it's dark to the top 5 minutes approx you can see bebawsome sight of Glow worms even better than the caves at other places. And Free. Well worth the trip young or not it's magical...More

Thank Lesley H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Hokitika at the Shining Star Beachfront We booked this accommodation for its position leading to the beach, but more so its proximity to the Glow Worm Dell which is across the main highway from the Motel. Do pay a visit if you...More

Thank UKC0uple
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time coming to Hokitika and we drove pass this Dell so we stop and went to have a look, it's only took 2 mins walk from the car park to the end of the trail and what a charm! There're plenty of glow worms...More

Thank Benze69
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The worm dell is situated a very short walk from the main road and is larger and more impressive than I anticipated. Plus it’s free! You can’t argue with that.

Thank teenlancett
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The glow worm dell is a 20 minute drive if you are staying in Greymouth. It was a free attraction and the best time to arrive is at 8.15 p.m. It was dark so you might need to bring a flashlight. If you do not...More

Thank Tze Hern C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In Hokitika for a few days and this was on the list of things to see while there. To be honest, one of the reasons for coming over from Christchurch. Easily found on right hand side of highway/road if travelling from Hokitika to Greymouth. It...More

3  Thank nessybear1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The glow worm dell is located at the edge of the town, and is very easy to locate. We were lucky to visit on a very beautiful night with fine weather. There is a car park at the entrance and we had to walk a...More

Thank PaulSiow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Around 50 meters into the entrance, its an exhibition of Glow worm ... glowing like stars. The downside ? That's it , the left trail will lead to the top of the cliff overlooking the highway and beach. Pls keep sound to the minimum and...More

Thank Lim F
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