Rotorua: Glow Worm Kayak Tour

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Explore the Rotorua Lakes in the evening on an amazing scenic kayak tour. Follow your guide along the shorelines to small caverns home to a galaxy formation of glow-worms illuminating the night.


  • Incredible Glow Worms experienced by kayak
  • A Sunset/Dusk/Night Adventure with Star Gazing (if clear skies)
  • Perfect for all ages (5 years and over)
  • No experience needed and all equipment provided
  • Only 15 minutes from Rotorua with pick-up & drop-off transfers included


Your friendly guide will pick you up and shuttle you from Rotorua, past the iconic Redwood forest as you make your way to our base on the lake shorelines. Upon arrival you will gear-up and prepare for an epic night out with all activity equipment provided. Your guide will then run through safety and basic kayak instruction before you take the helm on the water. You will then begin exploring the shoreline and embracing the last light of the evening as you follow your guide around the lake edge. Once it’s dark, discover your adventurous side as your guide leads you inside small hidden caves home to galaxies of glow worms. Take ample time to enjoy the magical moments inside the caves before returning along your course in the dark. If it is a clear night the magic continues as the stars come out and the cloudy appearance of the milky-way fills the sky. Upon returning to the base you will feel like you have been in another world for the past few hours and will likely have made some new friends through the wonder of this shared experience.


Pick-up and drop-off All equipment and safety gear Guide Kayak

Important Information

  • We recommend that you arrive at least 10 mins prior to the meeting time at the Rotorua Information Centre. Once you meet your guide, you can forget about time altogether! Booking is essential, we recommend booking in advance to secure your spot due to popularity as on the day bookings can miss out as we may be fully booked Allow at least 3 hours for the round trip leaving from and returning to Rotorua We will do our best to get in touch well in advance if the weather looks bad, unfortunately sometimes mother nature wins. If our regulations allow us to operate then we will operate Suitable for all ages above 5 years old (inclusive) All participants 16 years and under must be supervised by a responsible adult 18 years or over The kayaks are ‘two person sit-on-top kayaks’ a weight limit of 220kg (total per kayak) applies

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