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Nocturnal adventure Glow-worm tour

Real Rotorua

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Glow-worms are the highlight of any night-time stroll in New Zealand, and when found in abundance they can be as breathtaking as our clearest night sky. Join our experienced guides on a trip into the native bush to witness this phenomenon for yourself. Learn about the life-cycle of this fascinating insect, experience New Zealand’s wildlife by night and top off this stellar evening by relaxing under the stars.

An unique experience for all your senses.

• Glow-worm, waterfalls, wildlife and star gazing.
• New Zealand Native Forest - all by the cover of darkness.
• Small group, relaxed atmosphere.

What You'll Get

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Lake Rotorua, Rotorua New Zealand

Our Nocturnal Glow-worm tour takes 2.5 to 3 hours.

We will depart from Rotorua at different times depending on season.

We will drive towards our destination in a comfortable minivan, small group no more than 10 people.

Once there after a short walk through the darkness of native bush you will be guided by the sound of running water. Soon towering banks will rise up around you. Then in this moment turn off your flashlight and you will not be disappointed. Literally thousands of glow worms lite up like night sky, forming their own constellations all around you. Closer inspection of the bank will reveal tiny threads like minute stalactites lining every crevice. These sticky threads are used like fishing lines to pull up each catch, one at a time.

 At any time of the year it is unlikely that the glow worms will be the only wildlife that you encounter. Wallabies and Possums patrol the area and their rustling, along with the eerie call of the morepork, will provide the sound effects for you night walk.

Out of the forest the 'star' gazing is at is best on a clear dark night sky.

Finishing our adventure on the shores of a nearby crystal clear lake.

Come along, soak up the atmosphere and learn about New Zealand's incredible night life.


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Redwood forest

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Redwood forest

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 9 people per booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • Driver/guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Light refreshments

  • Nothing

Departure Point
1167 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand

Departure Time
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 7/17/2018 - 6/1/2020
Monday - Sunday:07:30 PM - 08:00 PM
6/2/2020 - 4/6/2021
Monday - Sunday:07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

3 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Real Rotorua in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.