Rotorua Evening Big Kanu Starlight Tour With Glowworms

Fitness level moderate
Intensity level moderate

Highlights & inclusions

2 hour starlight Big Kanu tour
All Kayaking and Safety equipment
Kanu through Lake Rotoiti
See the beautiful glowworms
Beautiful scenery
Experienced guides
or 4 payments of $32.20 with more info
Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to experience

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Thu, Jul 18, 2024

What you can expect

Join a guided Big Kanu Starlight Glowworm Tour from Rotorua for a magical evening experience on Lake McLaren. As you take to the lake’s edge, participants will paddle in small groups through the calm waters to a narrow glowworm canyon just as the sun sets for the evening.

Admire the luminescent beauty of the glowworm canyons in complete darkness and learn about the peculiarities of these creatures as you are led through the glow worm canyon by experts. This Rotorua Big Kanua Glowworm tour lasts for 2 hours with a paddle time of 1.25 hours. No age restrictions apply and everyone is welcome to come along to experience the dazzling beauty of glowworms.


What you need to know

  • One cultural guide and one safety guide per canoe
  • All safety equipment
  • High quality Kanu equipment
  • Insect repellent
  • Buoyancy aid
  • Learn about the myths and legends of the area with a cultural guide
  • Paddle through the tranquil waters of Lake Rotoiti
  • Adventure into the cave to marvel at the glowworms before emerging into the star lit waters under the Milky Way
  • Admire the native New Zealand bush along the shore line
  • Tour departure time is between 4pm-7.30pm. Departure times vary depending on the season
  • 1.5 hours paddle, total tour duration allow 2 hours
Departure Location
  • Otaramarae Boat Launch- 41C Otaramarae Road, Okere Falls, 3074
What To Bring
  • Warm, comfortable clothing (no jeans please)
  • Casual footwear
  • Camera
Additional Information
  • Minimum 4 persons required
  • This Kanu tour can operate in almost all weather conditions
  • This tour is suitable for all ages with no previous experience required
  • Waimarino reserves the right to cancel the tour on the day, due to weather or any safety concerns. If this is done, the tour will be postponed or a full refund will be made
Cancellation Policy
  • You MUST CALL the operator before proceeding with cancelling this booking. 100% cancellation fee applies within 48hrs of tour date
  • If the client fails to arrive at check-in for the tour, the full payment of the tour will be charged
Booking Information
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements


  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Mobility scooter friendly
  • Vision Impaired friendly
  • Hearing Impaired friendly
  • Hidden disability friendly

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  • Help code: D2B-3F4F
  • This experience is supplied by Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour from Tauranga including Wine Tasting


Our Promise

  • We are committed to sustainability
  • We have an approved Science Based Target
  • We use third party verified standards
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