Daytime KAYAK Cave & Glow Worm Tour

Perfect for beginners and families.

An amazing kayaking tour suitable for beginners that takes you in a kayak to an amazing cave home to a constellation of glow worms. This is a truly unique New Zealand kayak tour. The glow worm kayak tour is one of the best things to do in rotorua and a great way to see the lake scenery. Glow worms are found all over New Zealand including Waitomo caves and other areas, however the kayak glow worm tour is one of the more rare locations to see these amazing glowing worms. Paddle board rotorua provide this day time glow worm kayak tour to a glow worm cave in a boutique small group tour. A great activity to to in Rotorua and a New Zealand must do. This tour is only 15 minutes for Rotorua it is not Waitomo Caves. Waitomo caves are a mass tourism operation and this is a boutique uniqu kayak glow worm tour only found in Rotorua New Zealand


Your Rotorua Lakes Kayak Adventure Starts Here


allow 4.5 hours (pick-up to return)

Skill Level


Group Size

2 – 4 persons

Minimum Age

5 (with guardian)

16 (no guardian)


149 NZ$

Activity Includes

  • pick-up and return
  • gear hire
  • informative travel to local lake
  • safety briefing
  • kayak instruction
  • 2hr guided kayak lake tour
  • secret cave exploration
  • small family of glow worms

Bring Along

  • swimwear
  • wetsuit / warm swimwear
  • towel
  • sun-protection
  • bottle of water
  • footwear
  • snacks

Activity Description

Enjoy a truly unique kayak activity as you paddle your way along bush clad shorelines to an amazing cave home to a small family of glow worms. A fun day activity perfect for beginners and families, with easy to paddle and stable kayaks.

Appreciate the convenience of a complimentary pick-up and return transfer from your central Rotorua accommodation or the Rotorua I site at 1167 Fenton Street, Rotorua. With tours departing 8am and 1pm daily you have the option of choosing the best time to suite your needs. As you depart Rotorua a 20-30 minute informative drive begins during which time you will meet your small-group tour members and pass the iconic Okere Falls Store before arriving at your tour destination Rotoiti.  Knowledgeable and expert kayak guides ensure you will master kayaking quickly enabling you to experience all the lake has to offer during your two hour on the water tour. You will have the opportunity to swim, explore the shorelines, take photos of the scenery before arriving at a well hidden secret cave that not even locals know hoe to find. All kayaking equipment is provided however you are required to bring your preferred swimwear.