Kawiti Glow Worm Cave Tour. This tour is for Cruise Ship customers only, it is not available on any other days. We visit the Kawiti Glow Worm Caves and the Hundertwasser Toilets. All tours are approximately 2 hours long and leave from Paihia Wharf at 1pm on Cruise Ship days. The price includes Cave entry and the Maori guides are members of the family who own the attraction.

Kawiti Glow Worm Cave Tour - Paihia, New Zealand

Private Tour
Duration:2 hours
Price: Starting from $85.00 per person
This tour is for Cruise Ship customers only, it is not available on any other days. We visit the Kawiti Glow Worm Caves and the Hundertwasser Toilets. All tours are approximately 2 hours long and leave from Paihia Wharf at 1pm on Cruise Ship days. The price includes Cave entry and the Maori guides are members of the family who own the attraction.
This tour is for Cruise Ship customers only, it is not available on any other days. We visit the Kawiti Glow Worm Caves and the Hundertwasser Toilets. All tours are approximately 2 hours long and leave from Paihia Wharf at 1pm on Cruise Ship days. The price includes Cave entry and the Maori guides are members of the family who own the attraction.

Our first destination is the Kawiti Glowworm Caves where a local Maori guide will lead you through underground caverns to see the glow worms and tell you how the caves came to be found.

Your 30 minute guided tour will follow a wooden boardwalk (with handrails) through a 200 metre limestone cave system. Once inside, you will see thousands of glow worms spread across the ceiling surrounded by breath taking stalactites and stalagmites.

As you enjoy the galaxies of glow worms above, your friendly guide will explain the life cycle of the New Zealand Glow worm (Arachnocampa Luminosa) and the intricate webs used to catch their prey. You’ll even get close enough to see the actual body of the glow worm and its stunning blue/green tail light, before you make the return bush walk through a natural corridor of karst rock formations and pristine rainforest.

Then, a short drive to Kawakawa, location of the world famous "Hundertwasser Toilets" one of the few public toilets seen as an international work of art, designed by the expatriate Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, features the use of recycled materials from the local community.

 

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