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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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Lallu F wrote a review 21 Nov
Tauranga, New Zealand1 contribution
Wonderful experience, felt like in a different world when saw the glow worms. Highly recommended activity. Don, the guide was superb, even though we did not have any experience in kayaking, he guided us patiently.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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LinaK wrote a review 19 Nov
Milford, New Zealand100 contributions24 helpful votes
Having booked a few nights stay at Mount Mauganui we thought we'd like to do something in the evening when a suggestion popped up for the above kayak tour to see glow worms. We booked and arrived to find Jack our guide waiting for us. Due to Covid closing our borders we were
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Response from Waimarino, Manager at Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga
Responded 1 week ago
Kia Ora Carolyn! Thank you so much for your glowing review! It sounds like it would have been a magical evening, we are so lucky to live where we do and to be able to see these wonderful sights. I will pass on your feedback to Jack, I'm sure he had just as much fun as you on your tour!
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alexg242018 wrote a review 12 Nov
Cambridge, United Kingdom23 contributions2 helpful votes
Jack and Tom were great tour guides, very knowledgeable and even enjoyed the dad jokes! We had a great trip even tho it was over cast there were no stars for us but seeing lots of glow worms was the highlight! The Kayak paddling was nice and chilled and food and wine before hand
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Waimarino, Manager at Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia Ora! Thank you for leaving such a wonderful review! The glowworms are such a gorgeous sight and the dad jokes would have made it all the more special!
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SoMisty wrote a review Oct 2020
Auckland, New Zealand33 contributions10 helpful votes
A fabulous end to a birthday celebration. A personal tour as there were only the three of us, but such a great experience. The river was flat calm and the glow worms were out in force. Coming back over the lake in the dark was a surreal experience. Waimarino provide all
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Waimarino, Manager at Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi there! Happy Belated Birthday! We are so happy to have been a part of your celebrations, the glowworms must have been out just for you that night!
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Julia B wrote a review Oct 2020
Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
Our party of ten some of whom had never kayaked before had a wonderful night's adventure. The van trip was safely accomplished with our chatty and experienced guide. The mulled wine and nibbles were excellent. The trip to the gloworms up the river was just amazing. Thanks to
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Waimarino, Manager at Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia Ora! Thank you for your stellar review. We are so happy you enjoyed the trip and the little nibbles beforehand! We really are lucky to be able to see those glowworms, its a sight you'll never forget.
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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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SusanT3120
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Excellent family venue
12 of us descended on this park last Saturday. I had no idea it even existed. But what a surprise! Fabulous layout,
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523lync
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Grandson holiday with Poppa
Fabulous range of activities. Kyaking was the favourite filled my phone with too many pics. Areas for water jumping
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stitches2016
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stitches 2016
Had a brilliant evening!! Cheese and wine on arrival by the river. Then we kayaked along stunning vegetation and tr
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fionalove99
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Great activity for all the family
I did Waimarino's kaying trip with my whole family on New Year's Day. It was a fantastic experience - really chille
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fridge24
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Great fun day
Took my 2 grandchildren ( 11& 9 yrs) Arrived just after 10am then dragged them out at 4.30! They had a ball, there
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h 15m
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German
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