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Waikato Kayak Glowworm Tour

You next adventure awaits - experience a Waikato Kayak Glowworm Tour
Tours begin late afternoon / early evening at Lake District Adventures' base in South Waikato. 
May - August start and finish times approx. 3/4pm to 7/8pm
September start and finish times approx. 4pm to 8pm 
October/November start and finish times approx. 5/6pm to 9/10pm

December - February start and finish times approx. 6/6.30pm to 9.30/10.30pmMarch/April start and finish times approx. 4/5pm to 8/9pm

PRICE: $125 pp. PRIVATE TOUR: $175 pp. Minimum 4 people (please contact us if less than 4 people - surcharge will apply)

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 glow worms on either side sparkling like Christmas lights.
  • To ensure space is available for your Waikato Kayak Glowworm tour - bookings are essential
  • Minimum numbers apply
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • All children under 15 to be accompanied by a capable adult
  • Double kayaks are used on tours (if your group is an odd number, you may be required to share with a person from another group)

NOTE: Lake District Adventures has a zero alcohol & smoking policy on Glowworm tours.

Glow worm Kayak | Karapiro | Pokaiwhenua | Lake
Glow worm tour kayaking | Lake District Adventures


Evening temperatures drop as we drift back downstream... so please remember:

  • Bring warm layers of clothing - preferably not cotton
  • NO JEANS - they get very cold when wet
  • We provide overpants, splash jackets & wetshoes
  • We have a changing area & secure storage
  • Cameras are okay for going upstream while it's still light - they are no good after dark as the flash will spoil the viewing of the Glow Worms for yourself and others on the tour.
Fun glow worm kayak tour | Lake Karapiro | Lake District Adventures

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