Twilight Kayak Glow worm Tour

Waikato, New Zealand
Kayak Glowworm Tour
Likely to Sell Out

From US$76.80

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Adventurous travelers will love this glowworm-spotting tour with a difference. As the sun gets lower in the sky, paddle in a kayak on Lake Karapiro and along the Pokaiwhenua Stream. You’ll see beautiful native plants and bird life, and rock formations that have been naturally carved over centuries. Once the light disappears, you’ll see thousands of glowworms lighting your way. This tour is a fun way to experience some of New Zealand’s best natural attractions.
  • Kayaks, safety gear, and appropriate clothing are provided
  • An ideal tour for active travelers who love the outdoors
  • This late afternoon/evening tour can be done after the day’s activities
  • A fun activity for families and friends traveling together

What's Included

  • Kayak, PFD, Splash Pants/Jackets, Wetshoes

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • 396 Horahora Road
      396 Horahora Road, Waikato 3484, New Zealand

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Riverside Adventures Waikato

    3 hours Admission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    Operated by Riverside Adventures Waikato

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    358 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travelers.
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    Waikato fun times
    Andrea_T, Aug 2023
    A beautiful afternoon on the Waikato and Po Kai Whenua rivers, safely guided by Daniel. Loved seeing the glow worms along the river, the evening was a little cold at 4 degrees but the extra layers provided by Riverside Adventures made it cosy. I would love the recipe for that drink you provided, it was yum.
    Response from Host, Sept 2023
    Thanks so much for coming along. Flick us an email and we'll let you know the 'secret' ingredients. :)
    Fantastic experience
    Chris_G, Jun 2023
    Great trip, gorgeous views of the lake and then the canyon with the glowworms after sunset. The guides were knowledgeable and entertaining as well as safety oriented. Highly recommend!
    Response from Host, Jul 2023
    Thanks very much for your review
    Better than Waitomo!!
    Judy_D, Apr 2023
    Absolutely glorious!!!!!!!!! We kayaked upstream for awhile and waited until dark to float back. Perfect conditions! There were thousands of glowworms tucked in among the banks of the river. BETTER than Waitomao!! It was beautiful to look at the night skies with stars visible without city lights around. Our guide was so informative about the history of the river and the stars! I have a bad hip and knee and they were so helpful getting me in/out of the kayak. I put this experience right up there with the top I have ever had in extensive travels!
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
    This is amazing to hear!! Thanks for coming along. Glad you loved the experience!!
    Awesome tour!
    MeredythLacy, Dec 2022
    Awesome tour! We had a fantastic time and would highly recommend this experience. Moderate level of physical exertion required.
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    Thanks for.coming along. Glad you enjoyed the tour
    The best was when we all...
    Pinky_K, Apr 2022
    The best was when we all went through the caves , so silent and dark and just the glow worms. They were so pretty and perfect. It was well planned and timed. A very amazing experience. The Raro juice was soooooo good. Kaleb knew his things well, it was also fun and friendly. Thank you for the awesome experience.
    Response from Host, Apr 2022
    Hi Pinky, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad you had a great time here with us!

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