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

Reviewed 14 February 2018
Ian H
Canterbury, United Kingdom

This place is amazing and free. A little walk when it's dark to the top 5 minutes approx you can... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2018
Lesley H
Merton, United Kingdom
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State Highway 6, Hokitika, New Zealand
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All reviews after dark your eyes shining star free attraction short walk te anau dead end magical experience the main road beachfront accommodation state highway flash photography small torch taking photos easy access great attraction car park
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 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.

1  Thank ChrisS1074
Reviewed 14 February 2018

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

3  Thank Ian H
Reviewed 7 February 2018 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

1  Thank Lesley H
Reviewed 1 February 2018

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

1  Thank UKC0uple
Reviewed 30 January 2018 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 27 January 2018 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.

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

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 TzeHernC
Reviewed 25 January 2018

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

6  Thank nessybear1
Reviewed 20 January 2018

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 18 January 2018

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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