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Glowworm Trip

Trip Outline

This fantastic kayak adventure offers something very special for the whole family. We start from the Epworth camp and kayak our way down a truly beautiful section of the Waikato River, to the Pokaiwhenua stream. With stunning twilight lake views we head under the Pokaiwhenua Bridge and into the glow-worm canyon.

Draped with native ferns, the canyon offers a true slice of New Zealand Beauty, and as the light fades away the unique incandescence of the glow-worms start to shine from the surrounding walls. After a quick glass of some of New Zealand’s finest wines (hot drink for the kids) complimented with some tasty cheeses had over the warmth of a campfire, it’s back in the boats, as we drift slowly down stream using only the light from the glow-worms. Viewing glow-worms from a kayak on the surface of the world is a whole different experience from seeing them inside a cave like at Waitomo.

For the safety of our clients and to ensure they have the best experience out there we are an Adventure Mark safety audit certified company.

Glow-worm trip photos

Important Information

For further enquires or information regarding some of our other trips contact the Team at the Boatshed on (07) 827 8286 or email us here


Private BOUTIQUE Tours (minimum group size 2 people)

Include Mulled wine or hot chocolate, S'mores, Cheeseboard.


The Boatshed Kayaks - Richard Clark
RD2, 21 Amber Lane, Lake Karapiro, Cambridge, New Zealand
Phone: 07 827 8286 or Mobile: 027 275 8724 or Email us here
                               Operating hours: Wednesday to Sunday 9am - 5pm. CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS DEC 23rd - JAN 3RD
For after hours enquiries please email us and we will get in touch within work hours.

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