Twilight Kayak Glowworm Tour

Let us help you make the most of your visit to the Waikato region. We offer our amazing guided evening kayak Glowworm tour every night. This tour is a unique and authentic kiwi experience like no other.


$125.00 - $175.00
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Your adventure begins late afternoon/early evening at Riverside Adventures' base in South Waikato. Paddle along the southern edge of Lake Karapiro, over the old submerged Horahora Dam that produced electricity for the early Waihi goldfields.

Learn the history of the Horahora village and enjoy the twilight & silence of being on the water as the day draws to an end. As night arrives over the lake, paddle slowly up the Pokaiwhenua Stream and through the canyon carved out by water over many hundreds of years. Native ferns & trees drape over you, bird life is all around. When darkness falls we float silently back downstream, being guided by the glowworms on either side sparkling like Christmas lights.

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Physical address

396 Horahora Road, Tirau, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $125.00 - $175.00
Age restriction:
Further pricing information:
Bookings essential for tours. Minimums numbers apply. Minimum age 8 years on evening glow worm tours.
Cancellation policy:
Early cancellation fee more than seven days before hire of 50% of the booking deposit. No refund within seven days. 50% booking deposit can be credited against a future hire. At its sole discretion, LDA will endeavour to accommodate delays or changes to the period of hire and/or tour due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
30 minutes to Hamilton Airport, 2 hours to Auckland International Airport.
Proximity to coach terminal:
30 minutes.
Proximity to town:
15 minutes from Cambridge & Matamata.

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Opening times

Business hours:
Summer (Oct-Mar) 10.00am - 5pm Winter (April - Sep) 10am - 4pm Closed Mondays.
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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