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Lake Karapiro: Evening Kayak Glowworm Tour

Product ID: 194579
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As the day draws to an end, paddle up the Pokaiwhenua Stream and through the canyon carved out by water over many hundreds of years. Once darkness falls drift silently back through the canyon with glowworms sparkling like Christmas lights all around you.
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Duration: 3.5 hours
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  • Experience a magical evening kayak glowworm tour on Lake Karapiro
  • Enjoy serenity as you float through a canyon surrounded by sparkling glowworms
  • Connect with the mighty Waikato River and it's pristine natural surroundings, along with an abundance of birdlife
  • Bask in the glowworm tour. See it to believe it
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Your guided tour commences in the late afternoon or early evening. As you paddle along the southern end of Lake Karapiro, crossing over the old submerged Horahora Village and power station that produced electricity for the early Waihi goldfields.

Learn about local Maori and early European history of the area while enjoying the twilight and silence of being on the water as the day draws to an end.

The magic begins as you paddle slowly up the Pokaiwhenua stream and through a spectacular canyon carved out by water over many hundreds of years. Native ferns and trees and bird life surround you and you may even hear brown trout breaking the water's surface.

When darkness falls you will drift silently back downstream, surrounded by glow worms on either side sparkling like tiny Christmas lights.
  • Kayak,and paddle
  • PFD lifejacket
  • Splash pants and jackets, wet shoes, thermal clothing if required and dry bag
What’s Not Included
  • Kayak backrest
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years

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Meeting point

Meet at Lake District Adventures Base and return to the same place.

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What to bring
  • Warm clothing
Know before you go
• Customers should bring warm clothing and a jacket and a spare change of clothing is also a good idea.
• Do not wear denim jeans or thick cotton pants as they get very cold if wet.
• The minimum age for children is eight years, and each child under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult.

From US$ 72.77 per person

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Product ID: 194579