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Kawiti Glow Worm Caves & Opua Kauri Forest Walk

Explore Opua Kauri Forest and discover the fascinating Kawiti Glow Worm Caves on a small group Northland tour with a local guide!


  • Discover Kawiti Glow Worm Caves with a local Maori Guide
  • Visit the world-famous "Hundertwasser Toilets
  • Take a bush walk through the stunning Opua Kauri Forest
  • Perfect for those with limited time, connecting from cruise ships
  • Small group tour ensures a fully personalised experience!

Prepare to discover some of the most stunning displays of natural wonder in the Bay of Islands in just a limited amount of time on this epic small group tour!

Beginning with a visit to the renowned Kawiti Glowworm Caves, you'll enjoy a thrilling 30 minute guided tour through the 200-metre limestone cave system featuring amazing underground caverns, and thousands of glow worms surrounded by breathtaking stalactites and stalagmites.

Your local Maori guide will offer a fascinating insight into the life cycle of the New Zealand Glow worm while you get up close enough to see their amazing blue / green tail light! On departing the cave you'll enjoy a bushwalk through pristine rain forest and karst rock formations before we head to the next destination - Kawakawa! Here you'll see the world-famous "Hundertwasser Toilets", internationally recognised as a work of art and created from recycled local materials by Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser.

We finish the tour with a visit to the Opua Kauri Forest, a nature lovers' dream featuring Kauri trees of different ages - varying from 25 years to 400 years in age! Enjoy a 30-minute stroll through the forest before reaching an elevated look-out where you'll be greeted by stunning views overlooking the surrounding Kauri trees - simply majestic!

Per person $125.00

What's included

  • Return transport from the Bay of Islands Yacht Club connecting from Cruise ships
  • Friendly, local guide


  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience


  • Bay of Islands Yacht Club, Waitangi Wharf


  • **Please Note** We are unable to pick up passengers from their accommodation.

    The itinerary of each tour is planned to match the exact schedule of your cruise ship. Bay of Islands shuttles & shore trips have been working with cruise ships in the Bay of Islands for a number of years. They have never failed to get passengers back to their ship on time!

  • All Cruise Ship tours depart/finish at the Bay of Islands Yacht Club, Waitangi Wharf. There is a maximum of 10 passengers per tour.

Available Bookings from October 28 to November 03

Change Dates

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Thu 29 Oct
Fri 30 Oct
Sat 31 Oct
Sun 1 Nov
Mon 2 Nov
Tue 3 Nov

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Karen Dal Santo from United States wrote on 18 March 2020

Loved Ken!

Ken was delightful, very personable. He’s extremely knowledgeable about Mauri and NZ history. There were only 3 of us and he gave us a very personalized tour, answering all of our questions. Would recommend highly.

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Many thanks for your review. It was a real pleasure to meet you and your family.

Isin Ziel from United Kingdom wrote on 24 December 2019

Great morning trip

We took this tour as a group of 6, Including 2 teenagers. Our guide Ken was really helpful, gave us a lot of good info about the attractions. The forest walk is a short hike but is very peaceful and we loved seeing the kauri trees. The glowworms were really interesting and good fun.

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Hi Izin, Many thanks for taking the time to give us a review. I really enjoyed showing all of you a little of the beautiful Far North of New Zealand.

andreasl3 from Germany wrote on 13 November 2019

Toller Ausflug, einzigartiges Erlebnis.

Wir kamen mit den Kreuzfahrtschiff an, haben wir vorab online gebucht, hat alles super geklappt, die Glühwurmhöhle ist der Hammer. Würde ich noch einmal machen!

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Andreas, Many thanks for your comments, they are greatly appreciated. Regards, Ken - Owner


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