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Rotorua Paddle Board Glow Worm Tour

Experience this amazing twilight tour, paddle-boarding your way to a hidden destination home to an incredible array of glow worms!

Highlights

  • Discover incredible glow worm caves on this sunset paddle board tour!
  • No experience is necessary with only low to moderate fitness required.
  • This experience is a small group tour, perfect to take your time and enjoy the experience!

Discover this memorable tour that allows you to soak up the amazing natural surroundings as the sun goes down!

Meet your friendly and expert paddle board guide at the base on the shorelines of Lake Okareka where you’ll gear-up and run through the safety and paddle board instructions before you head out on your tour.

Explore the shoreline and follow your guide around the lake edge as the night sets in before continuing on to the hidden caves, home to the spectacular glow worms! Be in awe of the dazzling glow worms that surround you in these intriguing caves where you’ll have plenty of time to explore before returning back in the dark. If it is a clear night experience the stunning stars before returning to the base.

This tour is a hot seller with a limited capacity of 7 people per tour - book now to ensure your place on this epic adventure!

Optional Transport: Pick up and transfers from Rotorua I Site or your central Rotorua accommodation can be provided for an additional $10.00 per person. This option is available to select upon checkout.

Per Person $120.00

What's included

  • All necessary equipment provided.
  • Personal flotation devices are provided for all tour participants.
  • Safety briefing and detailed paddle board instruction.
  • 1.5 hour guided paddle-board lake tour.
  • Head torches are provided to light your way.

Duration

  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Meeting Point: Opposite 73 Millar Road, Lake Okareka, Rotorua 3076. This meeting point is for customers who do not choose the optional transport add on.

Restrictions

  • Minimum age is 10 years old with a guardian or 18 years old without a guardian.

    A weight limit of 105kg applies.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • Optional Transport: Pick up and transfers from Rotorua I Site or your central Rotorua accommodation can be provided for an additional $10.00 per person. This option is available to select upon checkout.

    Meeting Point: Opposite 73 Millar Road, Lake Okareka, Rotorua 3076.

    Please Note: This meeting point is only a meeting point and is not the official base.

    Tours run daily, departing:

    7pm Sep, Oct, March (Sunset Night Tour)

    7:30 or 8 pm Nov to Feb (Sunset/Night Tour)

    5pm April to Aug (Sunset/Night Tour)

    Duration:

    Allow 2.0 - 2.5 hours for the tour if meeting at the lake.

    Allow 2.5 - 3 hours for the tour if choosing Rotorua Pick-up.

Available Bookings from January 27 to February 02

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.9

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Kim Stanford from New Zealand wrote on 26 September 2020

Awesome experience- totally recommend!

Really enjoyed the glow worms and paddle boarding. I have never paddle boarded before and the patience and support was awesome - Nev taught me everything I needed to know and he was so fun guiding us around the beautiful caves. 10/10 recommend for beginners at paddle boarding (like me!) or those who are really good (like my partner).

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Shelly from New Zealand wrote on 22 January 2021

Awesome present

I got this as a present for my inlaws and they absolutely loved it. They have done other glow worm tours, but said that this was by far the best. The guide was great and the caves were stunning! Thanks!

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riahm from New Zealand wrote on 13 January 2021

Excellent

We had so much fun learning to paddle board with the help of our friendly tour guides and the glow worms and stars in the sky made it a night to remember.

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lilyn1 from New Zealand wrote on 03 January 2021

Mean As!

Direct quote from my cousin who enjoyed this Xmas present with his partner.They enjoyed the boarding, the guide, the caves and apparently cliff jumping? Overall fantastic experience. Will definitely recommend to fam and friends and plan a visit myself this year

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Alysha Bennett from New Zealand wrote on 20 December 2020

Stunning

Nev was an amazing host and guide. The lake was so calm and peaceful and the whole experience was simply magical. We loved having the option of kayaking or paddleboarding and cant wait to come back again.

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