Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga. Relax on the edge of Lake McLaren with refreshments, while watching the swans and ducks go about their evening’s preparations. Let your guide lead you onto calm Lake McLaren at dusk. Gently paddle into the night and discover the magic of the enchanting glow-worm canyon.

Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga - Tauranga, New Zealand

Eco Tour
Duration:3 hours 30 minutes
Price: Starting from $130.00 per person
Relax on the edge of Lake McLaren with refreshments, while watching the swans and ducks go about their evening’s preparations. Let your guide lead you onto calm Lake McLaren at dusk. Gently paddle into the night and discover the magic of the enchanting glow-worm canyon.
Relax on the edge of Lake McLaren with refreshments, while watching the swans and ducks go about their evening’s preparations. Let your guide lead you onto calm Lake McLaren at dusk. Gently paddle into the night and discover the magic of the enchanting glow-worm canyon.

Magical, Enchanting, Surreal, Amazing!
If any of the above words described the activity you and your group are looking for the glow-worm kayak tour is for you.

This is a truly unique experience; while you can see glow-worms elsewhere in New Zealand, and you can paddle a sea kayak in many places around the world, this is the only place when the two combine for a magical evening. The tour is great fun with great refreshments, beautiful scenery, fantastic bird-life, and awesome glow-worms.

Enjoy wine from the award winning Mills Reef winery, delicate New Zealand cheeses and refreshments on the edge of Lake McLaren. Your guide will prepare and brief you on how to kayak effectively before launching you onto picturesque Lake McLaren at twilight to paddle to the mysterious glow-worm canyon.

The glow-worms are situated in a narrow, high-sided canyon at the top of the lake, not in a cave, so this tour only departs once a day before sunset so by the time you get to the glow-worm canyon it’s completely dark, as required to see the glow-worms to the best effect.

Paddling a kayak may be something you have tried before, but you probably haven’t kayaked at night (head-torches provided) and certainly have not kayaked in the dark to see constellations of glow-worms. It is a fully guided kayak tour, with professional guides leading your group and providing a fascinating and informative brief about the life-cycle and peculiarities of the New Zealand fungus gnat (glow-worms).

This is truly a magical and unique experience not to be missed.

 

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