Outside the Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Information Centre at the main bus station (1167 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3007, New Zealand).
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Our Kayak Rotorua Twilight Glow Worm Tour is one of the best experiences you can have in Rotorua and even in all of New Zealand. This tour allows you to discover the magic of glow worms in their natural habitat. The tour is perfect for beginners and families, the kayaks are suitable for two adults and a child and are very stable and easy to paddle.
No prior experience is required since kayaking is an easy activity suitable for everybody. Paddle Board Rotorua awaits you, so do not miss out on this adventure!
We pick you up in Rotorua, at the i-SITE Visitor Information Centre or we can arrange a pickup service from your accommodation in central Rotorua. We will then drive by some breathtaking landscapes before arriving at Lake Okareka. Once on the shore, the guide will get you ready for your Kayak Rotorua experience, and, after the introduction and safety instructions, you are ready to go. Even inexperienced participants will be able to kayak within 15 minutes.
Kayaking into the orange sunset while gliding across the lake searching for the glow worm caves is just the start. Once you enter one of the caves, you will be amazed by the galaxy-like atmosphere created by their lights. Heading back to the shore, if the weather conditions permit it, you will be guided to a series of 3 other cave locations. Plus, if the sky is clear, you will have your breath taken away by the starry night sky.
Once your kayak Rotorua adventure has ended, our team will take you back to Rotorua.
- Location: Lake Okareka
- Description: while kayaking on Lake Okareka you will discover the hidden caves lit up by the glow worms.
- Total duration: 3hrs
- Time on the lake: 2hrs
- High-quality Kayak
- Certified kayak guide
- Flotation device
- Transfer to the starting point and back to the base
- Pick-up from Central Rotorua if required
- Waterproof camera
- Water & snacks
- Warm change of clothes
- Minimum age: 10 (under 17 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult)
- Physical health
- Maximum weight: 105kg