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.
At dusk the 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...
Enjoy wine from the award winning Mills Reef winery, delicate New Zealand cheeses and refreshments on the edge of Lake McLaren. The 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.
March 1st - 15th 6:45pm
March 16th - April 1st 6:00pm
April 2nd - 30th 4:45pm
May 1st - 15th 4:15pm
May 16th - June 30th 4:00pm
September 1st - 23th 5:00pm
September 24th - October 31th 6:30pm
Departure place: Waimarino Adventure Park, 36 Taniwha Place, Bethlehem, Tauranga
Transport from Mount Maunganui/Tauranga available for purchase.
Wine, cheeses and refreshments are provided.
Please wear comfortable light warm clothing, don't wear denim jeans.
Tours are confirmed with a minimum of 2 guests.
Not recommended for children under 8.