Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour

  • Duration : 3 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
  • Product code : GWTR
From NZD $130.00
Relax on the edge of tranquil Lake McLaren, enjoy locally produced refreshments while watching the ducks and swans go about their evenings
preparations. At dusk our kayak tour guides will lead you onto the lake to watch the sun set over the rolling hills. Gently paddle on your kayak
into the night and discover the magic of the enchanting glow worm canyon...

This is a truly unique experience; while you can see glow worms
elsewhere in New Zealand, and you can paddle a sea kayak in many places
around the world, this is the only place when the two combine for a
magical & truly unique experience. This glow worm kayak tour is
great fun with great refreshments, beautiful scenery, fantastic birdlife
and awesome glow worms.


Enjoy wine from the award winning Mills Reef winery, delicate New
Zealand cheeses and refreshments on the edge of Lake McLaren. Our kayak
tour guides will prepare and brief you on how to kayak effectively
before launching you onto picturesque Lake McLaren at twilight to paddle
your kayak to the mysterious glow worm canyon.


The glow worms are situated in a narrow, high-sided canyon at the top
of the lake, not in a cave, so our kayak tour only departs once a day
before sunset so by the time we get to the glow worm canyon it’s
completely dark, as required to see the glow worms to the best effect.


Paddling a kayak may be something you have tried before, but you
probably haven’t kayaked at night (we provide head-torches) and
certainly not have kayaked in the dark to see constellations of glow
worms. It is a fully guided kayak tour, with our professional kayaking
guides leading your group and providing a fascinating & informative
brief about the life cycle and peculiarities of the New Zealand fungus
gnat (glow worms).


A truly magical & unique experience; not to be missed!