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The best place to see the glow worms free of charge. Go here during the dark and you'll get the... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2018
Worth the visit!

We arrived in Hokitika the day the drought broke, so were met with flooding and serious rain. Our... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2018
Sydney, Australia
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State Highway 6, Hokitika, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

The best place to see the glow worms free of charge. Go here during the dark and you'll get the best experience. A very short walk and torchlights aren't a must (unless it's very dark for you). Limit exposure to electronic devices as the white...More

Thank 377tristanc
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We arrived in Hokitika the day the drought broke, so were met with flooding and serious rain. Our glow worm trip earlier that day in Charlestown had been cancelled due to the rising river, so this was our fall back. It was raining heavily so...More

Thank Happytravelling359
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Was sceptical at first when we went to check out wasn’t quite dark and couldn’t see anything. We where only staying up the road so popped back about 10.30 and was amazing defiantly caught me by surprise they where everywhere. Wish my phone or camera...More

Thank Dean690
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

So this basically does what it says in the proverbial tin. A very short walk - no you won't need a torch (perhaps unless it was a very dark night). Not a long stop, but worth hanging around long enough for your eyes to adjust...More

Thank RodD42
Reviewed 4 January 2018

I fell sick on the day we were to take the Waitomo Cave tour. And I felt horrible about missing it. So my husband did some research and found Glow Worm Dell and OMG!! It was absolutely beautiful!! We had to wait almost till 11pm...More

Thank gardengnome2018
Reviewed 2 January 2018

We had low expectations of this attraction but it was an unanticipated highlight of our visit to Hokitika. Just a short walk from the Main Street of Hokitika. It was a magical experience to see these gorgeous creatures in their natural setting. Highly recommended and...More

Thank Mewett_Family
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Just on the road side coming into Hokitika this is a free and great attraction. Need to go at night when dark so the glow worms are at. Take a torch so you can see where you are going. An easy walk just off the...More

1  Thank MichelleGrayOnTour
Reviewed 29 December 2017

We had the opportunity to see the Glow worms in New Zealand at 2 sites. The first was the Te Anau glow worm caves. They did have an excellent video which explained the glowworm life cycle. But the view of the glow worms themselves in...More

Thank MSJ46
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Just a quick walk across the state highway leads you to a short path then to the glow worm dell. Go after dark for a good view of glow worms.

Thank Clive O
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Glow worms were a short walk/biking away from city center. I went soon after sunset and first I could see only a few but as the evening grew darker there were hundreds of them! Worth visiting, especially as it is free.

Thank Saara L
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