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Nocturnal adventure Glow-worm tour
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Nocturnal adventure Glow-worm tour

By Real Rotorua
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$55.78
per adult
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$55.78
per adult

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Ages 6-73, max of 8 per group
Duration: 3h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English


  • Driver/guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Light refreshments
What's not included
  • Nothing


Departure details
  • 1167 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand Outside the information center. I will be in a silver Ford transit mini van
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 87230P1

  • A maximum of 9 people per booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Nocturnal adventure Glow-worm tour?
Nocturnal adventure Glow-worm tour price starts from $56.99. Discover and book Nocturnal adventure Glow-worm tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Nocturnal adventure Glow-worm tour cancellation policy?
Nocturnal adventure Glow-worm tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Nocturnal adventure Glow-worm tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Nocturnal adventure Glow-worm tour?
Nocturnal adventure Glow-worm tour is hosted by Real Rotorua. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Real Rotorua on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Nocturnal adventure Glow-worm tour on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Nocturnal adventure Glow-worm tour?
On average, this experience will take approximately 3h. Discover and book Nocturnal adventure Glow-worm tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 87230P1

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1167 Fenton Street
    1167 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
    Outside the information center. I will be in a silver Ford transit mini van
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Lake Rotorua
    Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

gabygalvis9
gabygalvis9
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Incredible experience!
At first we didn't know what to expect, but it was totally worth it! I think Stephen was born to be a tour guide, h
jonathonmillerg
jonathonmillerg
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Rotorua Volcanoes, Geo Spectacles, and Natural Hot Tubs
Stephan was amazing! An extremely knowledgeable guide, ensuring that the trip was safe and - above all - a wonderfu
122loganh
122loganh
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Better than advertised
We went on the glow worm tour. I read all the good reviews and was confident we would enjoy it, but that is an unde
Explore63614449723
Explore63614449723
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Another awesome tour with Stephen!
We did both the Glow worm tour as well as the Thermal Path tour with Stephen. Without a doubt, they were our two fa
EoinMeades123
EoinMeades123
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Great
Stephen the guide became like a old friend. His enthusiasm for all the great sites and plants was infectious the th
nidsnidra
nidsnidra
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Caring and warm tours
Stephen is a wonderful guide with a warm approach to sharing what he loves in his region. He modified the tour to m
Z1997WInatalieb
Z1997WInatalieb
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Brilliant trip out
We had a great time with Stephen on the thermal path tour- it was even better that there was just me and my husband
RayRay53
RayRay53
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Excellent overview of the region
Excellent tour by a local born son of Rotorua who knows the area and its history well. It is a well designed tour t
cathylT591XN
cathylT591XN
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Our second tour with Steve!
Steve is a font of knowledge on all things Rotorua for sure. We could’ve easily done this trip on our own, but we w
Allenj10092
Allenj10092
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Great tour
Recommend doing this tour. Steve is a great tour guide who takes everyone around Rotorua’s hot springs, hot muds an
H1994MDmarkc
H1994MDmarkc
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Real Rotorua Glow worms tour
This is an amazing experience and well worth the money, Stephen is a great guide who is knowledgeable on the local
Shannon F
Shannon F
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Unique, educational, and fun!
What a perfect way to learn about and experience the thermal environment, hot springs and lakes near Rotorua. Our p
Travel737800
Travel737800
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Good guide, lovely views, bring swimwear
Knowledgable tour guide and great way to see the thermal highlights. Learned about the pools and plant life and end
jasonfE7253HG
jasonfE7253HG
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Fantastic way to see the real Rotorua
We wanted an authentic and personalised tour around Rotorua to see the mud pools, geothermal sites and to learn mor
MeeAe M
MeeAe M
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Great walking tour - highly recommend!
Stephen was a great guide! Super knowledgeable of all the places he took us to and great sights and information. Ta
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Rolland K
2 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
What a fantastic trip. From start to finish Steve was informative, entertaining and refreshingly enthusiastic about his topic. We’ve been on night trips before so expected the usual pot luck, maybe we will see something maybe not. But on this trip Steve showed us an array of amazing sights and not just the magical galaxy created by the glow worms. To top it off we finished the evening with a mug of his wife’s delicious chocolate and home made cookies. Steve dropped us back safely to our hotel just before midnight , tired but very contented! A must do trip if you’re visiting Rotorua!!!
Written January 18, 2023
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rotoguide
Awesome, with a surprise around every twist and turn of the trail a pleasure to share them with you. Galaxy for sure. All the best for your future travels. Cheers Stephen
Written January 31, 2023
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Susan N
Feilding, New Zealand4 contributions
Simply stunning. From the beginning of our adventure through to the end, Steve guided our group through the darkness, pointing out points of interest and educating us on the bush and its inhabitants. In the pitch black we reached the most beautiful cliff of glow worms, sparkling like stars. We were able to get up close and learn more about them. Delicious hot chocolate ended the night before the trip back to reality. I highly recommend this trip.
Written September 25, 2022
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rotoguide
Thanks Susan for recommending my tour. Good fun having you all along and great to hear how much you enjoyed it. I started back full time today and appreciate people like yourselves supporting me. All the best. cheers Stephen
Written September 29, 2022
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Alan
1 contribution
Sep 2020
Prompt pickup at designated spot - clear instructions so no dithering about. Takes approx 30 minutes to the forest and Stephen pretty much talked all the way there and back with information about Rotorua and the natural history of the area. Speaks in a nice informal manner and able to answer questions easily.
Once we got there, is instructions were clear and relevant. A constant stream of information as we walked through the forest, passionate about what he does and this enthuses those around him.
Who knew there was was much to learn about glow worms? So it wasn't just the viewing of them but a whole environmental lesson at the same time,
Would very much recommend this trip, suitable for most abilities and ages. A couple of slightly uneven patches of path but nothing too difficult.
Written September 20, 2020
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rotoguide
Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with a wonderful review, I really appreciate that. So much to see out there a pleasure to share a little knowledge with you. cheers Stephen
Written September 23, 2020
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Cathy L
London, UK194 contributions
Randomly booked this in my living room in London several months ago, and tonight was the night!
Steve picked us up and whisked us off to a beautiful forest as dusk. We were greeted by a wallaby who was just there. I didn’t know what to expect, but it was truly wondrous, so many glow worms looking like stars in the sky and the lights on a Christmas tree all at once. We also saw a beautiful waterfall full of glow worms. Steve pointed out so much more too, wetas, spiders, and the amazing trees/vines/ferns of New Zealand.
On the way back to the car we spotted a possum and then it was wallaby central, literally loads hopping about.
I can’t recommend this tour & Steve enough.
We’ve also learnt so much about torches, which was invaluable advice.
Written January 26, 2023
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rotoguide
Awesome to hear your random booking delivered. That is what I love about the forest you never know what you are going to see and the fact you loved it is what it is all about. Cheers Stephen
Written January 31, 2023
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The TNT Story M
12 contributions
Sep 2022
The tour was excellent. Steve was a knowledgeable and entertaining guide who enthusiastically shared with us his love for the bush. His energy was undiminished throughout the evening, as he took us to see animals, ferns, trees, waterfalls, and glow worms. Hundreds of glow worms! What a sight! This tour was the highlight of our sixteen days in Australia and New Zealand.
Written September 27, 2022
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rotoguide
That is awesome. To be the highlight of your 16 days in NZ and Australia makes me one happy guide. All the best for your future adventures. cheers Stephen
Written September 29, 2022
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kellyemc
Rainbow City, AL208 contributions
This experience was FANTASTIC! It had been raining and I was regretting my decision to go, but when Steve picked me up, he was so positive, assuring me it would be great, then it rained even MORE! As we got closer, the rain stopped and we kept going deeper and deeper into the woods. I was getting a little nervous as it was so dark, but then Steve pointed out all of the incredible plants and told us about them....THEN we found the glowworms! It was one of the most magical things I have ever seen! Steve was very patient and even made pictures when my camera went wonky!
I highly recommend this trip with Steve! Do not hesitate to book!
Written February 26, 2023
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rotoguide
Thanks Kelly for recommending my experience and for braving the weather and you were so rewarded for doing so. Magical is the perfect way to describe the glow worms and the forest by night. Fantastic to hear you enjoyed it all. Happy travels. Cheers Stephen
Written March 1, 2023
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Charnie
Santa Clarita, CA2 contributions
Steve has thought of everything to make the glow worm experience unique and far from a canned and rote tourist tour. We had an evening unlike any other, traipsing through the bush in the well-lit night with the chance to see things otherwise missed by outsiders. He had gum boots and rain jackets for those of us without them, hot cocoa, and even emailed us links to photos he helped us set the stage for in the dark bush. Well done.
Written November 14, 2022
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rotoguide
Avoiding crowds is my specialty so I appreciate your support by choosing my tour and taking the time to share your experience. Awesome to hear you loved it. Magic it is. Cheers Stephen
Written November 14, 2022
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Meldon Woo
5 contributions
Sep 2020
Stephen is an excellent guide and a true professional, we went in a larger group of 11 and he had no troubles guiding us. We enjoyed his tour immensely and would definitely recommend it to anybody who wants to learn more about glow worms or anybody who wants to see them up close.

The trek is accessible for all ages and we completed it without breaking a sweat!
Written September 19, 2020
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rotoguide
It was a pleasure to have your group join me. A fun night out for me and great to hear you all enjoyed it as well. cheers Stephen
Written September 23, 2020
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padb
Longframlington, UK2 contributions
This was one of the most amazing experiences of our trip. Stephen showed us the wonders of the forest by night and everything looked so beautiful by torchlight. The glow worms were breathtaking - like thousands of sparkling stars. Thank you.
Written December 23, 2022
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rotoguide
Thanks for supporting small business like myself and thanks for sharing your experience . Rewarding to hear how much you enjoyed yourselves. all the best. cheers Stephen
Written December 25, 2022
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Travel A
2 contributions
Stephen shares his experience via this nocturnal hiking experience and it was a very very enjoyable experience. He manages the hike at a very good pace and provides a very up close experience to the nature in NZ. It is an unforgettable experience. The photos that he helps to take are also unreal!
Written December 12, 2022
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rotoguide
Great to hear you all enjoyed the experience as a family. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience, always appreciated. All the best for your future family adventures. cheers Stephen
Written December 13, 2022
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