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“A magical experience in Hokitika!!”
Review of Glow Worm Dell

Glow Worm Dell
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

We waited until dusk and headed to the Glow Worm Dell on the main highway at Hokitika. We took a torch so we could see where to walk and it was only a couple of minutes before we were inside the dell. Once the torch was turned off, we just stared in awe at the glow worm lights. The ceiling and walls were just covered in little lights - it was so magical .. and it was free! Just wear a jacket as it is chilly.

Thank Barbara L
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Lots of fun walking through the darkness to the cave. It's recommended that you do not bring a light or talk, but it is very dark. We used a headlamp that we could use for the trail, then turned it off to view the glow worms.

Thank Bonnie5901
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

This is a nice way to spend an evening. We were staying at the holiday park close by so it was a short walk to the dell. Interesting little place.

1  Thank Michele T
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

Dell is nothing special though it looks quite nice with hundreds of glowworms "glued" to it. The best thing about this place is that it's free, close to the town, easily accessible (no need of flashlight, cell phone is sufficient).

Thank PiotrNH
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Short walk at night to see these amazing little creatures glowing in the dark. Definitely worth going out into the cold to see

Thank aussieas
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