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Glow Worm Kayaking

Rated 4.72 out of 5 from 39 reviews.Lake Okareka, New Zealand

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Experience hosted by Nev

2 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

The experience begins by meeting at the scenic lake in the evening as the sunsets. After meeting the other members of your group you will gear up for an epic evening kayak adventure. A short safety and "how to kayak" instruction session follows before you make your way along the shorelines of the pristine lake to a cave filled with Glowworms. Entering the cave is like entering a magical world as the glow worms surround you on all sides. Enjoy the magic before exiting the cave and on a clear night gazing at the stars on your return paddle home.
The experience begins by meeting at the scenic lake in the evening as the sunsets. After meeting the other members of your group you will gear up for an epic evening kayak adventure. A short safety and "how to kayak" instruction session follows before you make your way along the shorelines of the pristine lake to a cave filled with Glowworms. Entering the cave is like entering a magical world as the glow worms surround you on all sides. Enjoy the…

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From $102
/ person
Fri, Oct 30
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$102 per person
$102 per person
Sat, Oct 31
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$102 per person
$102 per person
Sun, Nov 1
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
$102 per person
$102 per person

Meet your host, Nev

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 39 Reviews
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I have been an outdoor adventurer all my life. I have surfed, kayaked, paddle-boarded, water-skied, and free-dived so I have an abundance of water based activity experience. My passion is shared adventures with good people and taking people to incredible places that they wouldn't normally see.

I have lived in Rotorua for 4 years now and own and operate a paddle board and kayak tour company called Paddle Board Rotorua with my friend and business partner Matty. This enables me to keep sharing adventures with people in our amazing backyard.

This glow worm kayaking tour is very popular and because of this I am not always able to take you in person on the tour however my business partner Matty or one of my other friendly guides can ensure your trip is always likely to go ahead, weather dependent.
I have been an outdoor adventurer all my life. I have surfed, kayaked, paddle-boarded, water-skied, and free-dived so I have an abundance of water based activity experience. My passion is shared adventures with good people and taking people to incredible places that they wouldn't normally see.

I have lived in Rotorua for 4 years now and own and operate a paddle board and kayak tour company called Paddle Board Rotorua with my friend and business partner Matty. This enables me to keep…
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Where you'll be

A beautiful lake during sunset. A secret Glow Worm cave on the shorelines of the lake home to thousands of glow worms.

Rated 4.72 out of 5 from 39 reviews.

Julie
October 2020
Excellent communication when organising. On the night, casual and friendly guides (Christy and Hayley) who found us some magical viewing spots. Couldn’t have asked for better conditions, a very tranquil evening. All in all a very enjoyable experience.
Excellent communication when organising. On the night, casual and friendly guides (Christy and Hayley) who found us some magical viewing spots. Couldn’t have asked for better condi…
Charlie
July 2020Private booking
We had a beautiful calm clear winters night on the lake with Nev. He is a very personable intelligent laid back guide that made the adventure special. He made the whole family feel comfortable and of all the adventures our family have had in Rotorua this will be the most memorable
We had a beautiful calm clear winters night on the lake with Nev. He is a very personable intelligent laid back guide that made the adventure special. He made the whole family feel…
Amelia
March 2020
It was such an amazing experience. I definitely recommend this to anyone who is interested. It was easy going and a lot of fun. seeing the glow worms in as so surreal. Will definitely do it again!
Tingting
February 2020
Nev is a really good guy. I and my husband were so glad to go on this lake tour. But our mother felt a little uncomfortable because it was a little cold and wet. You’d better wear double layers on top and swimwear at the bottom. It will be fun and clam and very rewarding!
Nev is a really good guy. I and my husband were so glad to go on this lake tour. But our mother felt a little uncomfortable because it was a little cold and wet. You’d better wear…
Erin
February 2020
What a great experience! We had a private tour. I had expected it to be near but it was totally awesome. And the kayaking was great as well.
Deb
February 2020
Amazing adventure. Lake Okareka is a magical place. The water conditions were great and seeing the glow worms was amazing. Then the full moon came up to enhance the experience. Our guide was great and we would highly recommend this experience.
Amazing adventure. Lake Okareka is a magical place. The water conditions were great and seeing the glow worms was amazing. Then the full moon came up to enhance the experience. Our…

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Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

More tips

All kayaking equipment including personal flotation devices are provided. Please bring warm kayaking attire. Please notify your host if you have any medical conditions.

What to bring

Towel

Warm clothes