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Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga provided by Waimarino Adventure Park

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Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga
Safety is our priorty. We have limited our tours to smaller numbers and are ensuring that the highest possible sanitation levels are maintined. We want both our guests and our staff to feel safe at all times. We welcome any feedback on this.
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Start your evening with a glass of wine and cheese board on the banks of Lake McLaren, then paddle your kayak to an enchanting canyon filled with glowworms. This guided tour features double kayaks on calm, sheltered waters—ideal for exploring at dusk. You have the option to book transport from accommodations in Tauranga or Mount Maunganui.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    36 Taniwha Place
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Waimarino Adventure Park
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    McLaren Falls Park
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    McLaren Falls Park
  • You'll end at
    36 Taniwha Place
    36 Taniwha Place, Bethlehem, Tauranga 3176, New Zealand
    Meet at Waimarino Adventure Park, and check in for your tour at reception. There is plenty of free parking on site.
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Highlights
  • Evening glowworm excursion on Lake McLaren
  • Refreshments include wine, fruit, and cheese
  • Guide leads a max of 20 people on night paddle
  • Upgrade for hotel pickup in Tauranga at booking
Important Information
Departure Point
36 Taniwha Place, Bethlehem, Tauranga 3176, New Zealand
Duration
3h 15m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Kayak and equipment
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Light refreshments
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - McLaren Falls Park
Exclusions
  • If Hotel Pickup is required please select the Hotel pick up option.
  • An additional cost per person does apply to Hotel pickup/drop off.
  • Entry/Admission - Waimarino Adventure Park
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required to commence a tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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cocotravel2015 wrote a review 18 Jan
Napier, New Zealand12 contributions2 helpful votes
What a great tour. Not just glow worms, which were beautiful but the whole experience. It really was a wonderful evening experience. Oli Chris and Daniel made everyone feel welcome and were great fun and full of knowledge. From the arrival, the fun drive, welcome refreshments
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Trish wrote a review 8 Jan
Foxton, New Zealand8 contributions4 helpful votes
Is this Tauranga’s best kept secret? Wow, what a fantastic time we had, this tour had it all a yummy platter and wine on arrival pre tour, kayaking through calm waters, beautiful scenery and glow worms! Good time for all the family & great knowledgeable guides. Highly recommend
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Waimarino, Manager at Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga
Responded 1 week ago
Kia Ora! It's amazing to learn something new about your own backyard! Thank you so much for this absolutely glowing review, we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the tour so much.
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Corie Mcilwrath wrote a review 3 Jan
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Really great tour - fun, nice guys who love what they do. The glow worms were super cool to see and the kayaking experience was a great way to get to them! Wine and cheese at the start was a nice touch, too :)
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Waimarino, Manager at Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga
Responded 1 week ago
Hi there, Thank you for your lovely review! We always aim to make it a one of a kind experience for you, and are so happy to hear it hit the mark with your group. Floating in a kayak while viewing the glowworms is absolutely magical!
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Louise W wrote a review Dec 2020
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An absolute MUST DO while in Bay of Plenty - Waimarino Glow Worm Kayak tours was amazing and our guide JOSH was excellent
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Waimarino, Manager at Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga
Responded 1 week ago
Hey there! Thanks for your amazing review! Josh really is a super guide and we are lucky to have him on our team. We hope you found the evening to be magical under the glowworms.
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J_S wrote a review Dec 2020
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Josh was an amazing tour guide for our evening glow worm tour. Great yarns, great jokes, and very knowledgeable about the area. We got to the glow worms right as it was getting dark and at first we could only see a few glow worms here and there. By the time we left, the rocks
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Waimarino, Front Office Manager at Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga
Responded 2 weeks ago
Ki Ora, Thanks for leaving us an awesome review! We are stoked to hear you enjoyed your tour with us! We will be sure to pass your feedback on to Josh; we are glad to hear you enjoyed his dad jokes. Thanks!
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About the operator

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lyn C
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Wonderful experience with grandson
Our Grandson Threw himself into all the activities, even kyaked with my husband his poppa was lovely to see. Was a
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maxwellwhanau
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Great Park, but avoid peak days
A great family day out, but I wouldn't go again on a Saturday during holidays, as it affects the enjoyment standing
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rachandwes
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Epic Day Out
We had such a fun adventurous day, 6 hours flew by. Great range of activities from kayaking, paddle boarding, peda
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kerry n
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Awesome experience
We took our camping group on a big Kanu glow worm tour from McLaren Falls. We had such a great time and the guides
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Nila P
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Amazing experience
Really friendly and knowledgeable staff. Very well planned activity. Starts with wine and nibbles by the water. All
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TessaF188
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Waimarino Kayak Tours = Absolutely magical
We took our family of 5, 2 children under 8 on the glow worm kanu tour. The only way to describe it is magical!!
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KateA2310
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Best thing to do from Rotorua
This was the highlight of a whole week in Rotorua for us. Despite it being July and cold the kayaking was fun and w
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UDFANatic
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Good fun
This tour was a lot of fun! Cady, Jono, Emil, and Archie were friendly and engaging. The wine, cheese, and snacks w
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Merljnxing
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What a wonderful experience ❣️
A big shout to Arkie...absolutely a stunning trip with only me and partner. Everything is just over the expectation
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roobs2016
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Glow worm kayaking
The glow worm kayak tour is a great experience. You get taken into McLaren Falls park in the evening and have wine/
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901davez
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ig big thank you and gratitude for providing us with such a meaningful experience for so many of our kids. I think we wi
Awesome place for children and adults to let loose in a splashy and exciting water park with great staff.
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D4511IMmikee
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Beautiful day, beautiful lake!
This was truly an enjoyable adventure! Our guide was friendly and a great conversationalist. We happened to be the
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8laurianne8
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Off the beaten track
This was a really nice way to see Lake McLaren - nothing beats a view from the water! Our guide Archie was great an
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295angelal
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Outstanding!!
We did this tour as part of a shore excursion from our ship. There were several older people in our group. The team
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bumblebellaroo
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Relaxing on the water from the ship!
(From cruise ship)... best tour guide! With Blair, one of the owners, Marko and Jack. A real shout out to such pure
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h 15m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German
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