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Go in the dark!

We went in at about 1015pm at night, it was freezing cold & windy but guess it’s the best timing as... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Baldwin C
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Amazing to see

I’d never seen glow worms. They were amazing to see. Only a few minutes from town and 20 metres... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Bega, Australia
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State Highway 6, Hokitika, New Zealand
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 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

Date of experience: October 2017
1  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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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

Date of experience: July 2017
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank tonileed2015
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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Lynne H
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

The glow worms in the dell were great and it was especially good because the walk up to the area is extremely short. Although the glow worms are only in trees it's still worth a visit after dark. My little girl enjoyed because it was...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Erin M
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The glow worm dell was only a 400 metre walk from my motel and is well worth a visit. Of course, best seen at night so take a small torch to travel the 50 metres up the path from the road. Once the five other...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Scott M
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Denise D
9 November 2018|
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Response from Saluka T | Reviewed this property |
You can see them at anytime. It’s in cave so it’s very dark inside