Water activity

Tauranga: Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour

4.9 / 5

25 reviews

Activity provider: Waimarino Ltd

Tauranga: Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour

Activity provider: Waimarino Ltd
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From US$ 99.42 per person

Likely to sell out

Enjoy delicious locally sourced refreshments by the lake with your guide. Paddle your kayak into the night to discover the magic of an enchanting Glowworm canyon.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Enjoy a scenic glow worm kayaking experience on Lake McLaren
  • See glow worms at night in a narrow, high-sided canyon at the top of the lake
  • Savor a tasting plate of local refreshments as you watch the sunset
  • Learn all about the fascinating and magical glow worm
Full description

Try a unique glow worm kayak tour, complete with refreshments, beautiful scenery, fantastic birdlife, and glow worms. Travel over the night waters in Lake McLaren with your guide to take in the glow worms in action. Snack on New Zealand cheeses and other refreshments along the edge of Lake McLaren. Your experienced kayak guide will prepare and brief you on how to kayak effectively before launching you onto picturesque Lake McLaren at twilight. See constellations of glow worms as your guide leads you into the canyon at the top of the lake and learn about the life cycles and peculiarities of this fascinating creature along the way.

  • Transportation
  • Crackers
  • Cheese
  • Chips and dip
  • Seasonal fruit
  • Kayak
  • Paddles
  • Life jacket
  • Fleeces for warmth
  • Spray decks
  • Pick up or drop-off at your accommodation, which is available at an additional charge of $25
Not suitable for
  • People with low level of fitness
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

36 Taniwha Place, Bethlehem, Tauranga

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Jeans

Know before you go

  • Wear comfortable, light, warm clothing and bring a fleece top or similar for additional warmth
  • Participants are advised to avoid wearing denim jeans
  • This tour can operate in almost all weather conditions
  • Moderate fitness required
  • The tour departs once a day before sunset
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 25 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

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Our guide Jono was extremely friendly talkative and knowledgeable. I had the experience of my life. Canoeing at night and seeing the glow worms was just amazing. The only disappointing side was I couldn’t photograph anything. So dark. I hope my memory doesn’t go so I remember this amazing experience

October 25, 2022

November 6, 2022

Being first time kayakers, we were so well taken care of and the experience was absolutely magical and the guys Jono and Marco were great entertainers.

January 7, 2021

Product ID: 106477