Water activity

Raglan: Sunset Canyoning Tour and Glowworm Experience

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Activity provider: Raglan Rock LTD

Raglan: Sunset Canyoning Tour and Glowworm Experience

Activity provider: Raglan Rock LTD
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From US$ 94.35 per person

Likely to sell out

Admire the raw beauty of the local landscape, whilst appreciating the fairy light image created by New Zealand glowworms. Follow the ancient lava flow of Mount Karioi by jumping, abseiling, and rock-climbing waterfalls.

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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Revel in the magical, luminescent light glowworms
  • Jump, abseil, and climb over beautiful, cascading waterfalls
  • Be surrounded by pure natural beauty and incredible wildlife
  • Enjoy a hot cup of freshly made tea from a native plant you encounter on your journey
  • Be accompanied by an experienced, personable guide
Full description
As the sun goes down, begin your journey into the ancient stream flowing off Mount Karioi. Wrapped up in the latest canyoning suits, jump into the freshwater pools. Climb and abseil cascading waterfalls all whilst under the light of your head torch. Feel safe in the company of an experienced guide, as they lead you on a great adventure. Throughout the trip hear the stories, history, and knowledge of the landscape and local area from your passionate guide. Following the stream find yourself in awe of the native flora and fauna surrounding you. As darkness falls, you'll begin to see the luminescent transformation take place. Witness new worlds of light being created by the native New Zealand glowworms who call this place home. Take a minute to stop for a moment of peace and tranquillity, with a hot cup of freshly made Kawakawa tea.
  • Free photos from your trip
  • Fully guided canyon tour
  • Transport to and from the canyon back and back to the base
  • Wetsuits, jackets footwear and all safety equipment
  • Swimwear and towels
  • Showers
Not suitable for
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
  • People with low level of fitness

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Meeting point

Raglan Rock Shop & Adventure Centre (the shipping container building off Riri Kereopa Memorial Drive), 248 Wainui Road, Raglan.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear

Know before you go

  • Participants must be 8 years old or over.
  • Participants must be under 120 kilograms.
  • Good fitness level required - must have the ability to hike for at least 2-hours.
  • For safety reasons guest must speak and understand the English language
  • All tours are subject to availability.
  • If group size is bigger than 8, please contact us to arrange extra guides.
  • A minimum of 2 people are required for the tour to depart.
  • The glowworm tour start time will change throughout the season due to sunset.
Customer reviews

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4.5 /5

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Was a really awesome experience. Bit of a tough hike at the end to get back to the starting point, but totally worth it. Also wish the guide had a bit of water with him as I was pretty dehydrated by the end of it and we couldn’t really carry anything with us.

April 17, 2022


January 1, 2023

Product ID: 250567