$99 Per Adult
$79 Per Child
$20 Per Infant Book Now >

The tour is great fun with beautiful scenery, birdlife and awesome glow-worms. The tour takes place at Lake McLaren, a 25 minute drive from Tauranga’s CBD.

$99 Per Adult
$79 Per Child
$20 Per Infant Book Now >
waka under the stars

The glow-worms are situated in a narrow high-sided canyon at the top of the lake, not in a cave, so our tour only departs once a day before sunset so we have full darkness. Once at the lake we get into our safety gear, having an instructional brief and heading onto the lake at twilight.

Meeting Location

We will meet you at the McLaren Falls Park Information Centre (if the park gate is closed the guide will let you in).

Meeting Times

January 8:30pm
February 8:15pm
March (1st - 15th) 7:30pm
March (16th - 31st) 6:45pm
April (1st - daylight saving end) 6:45pm
April (daylight saving end - 30th) 5:30pm
May (1st - 15th) 5:00pm
May (16th - 31st) 4:45pm
June 4:45pm
July 5:00pm
August 5:30pm
September (1st - daylight saving starts) 5:45pm
September (daylight saving starts - 30th) 7:15pm
October 7:15pm
November 7:45pm
December 8:15pm
waka at night


2 hours

Other Tour Details

  • Minimal fitness required and recommended for all ages! (Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult).
  • We recommend you wear light, comfortable clothing, preferably no denim, and bring a hat if it's raining.
  • The tour can operate in almost all weather conditions.
  • 6 clients minimum required to operate.
$99 Per Adult
$79 Per Child
$20 Per Infant Book Now >