Twilight Paddle Board and Glow Worm Tour

The glow worm tour in Rotorua is simply incredible. The glow worm cave is simply amazing and it is close to Rotorua only 15 minutes drive. The glow worm cave by paddle baord or kayak is the best thing to do in rotoruaThe twilight paddle board and glow worm tour has an interesting beginning. When Nev first moved to Rotorua he had heard by whisper of glow worms caves hidden on Lake Okeraka. At the time he though nothing of it, but when he met Matt Barnard and together they formed a Rotorua paddle board company his desire to innovet and creat the best experience for thier customers possible led to many nights searching for these hidden glow worm caves. After many paddle boarding adventures Nev finally discovered the glow worm caves. He brought Matt along to check whether he thought the twilight paddle board and glow worm tour could be as epic as he thought. After seeing the glowing caes Matt was as convinced as Nev and the Twilight Paddle Board and Glow Worm cave tour was born. It was an instant success and fast became one of the must do activities in Rotorua.


Our customers describe this tour as

“the best glow-worm experience we have been on”

“the highlight of our trip to New Zealand”

“absolutely incredible, a truly unique experience”


allow 3 hours (pick-up to return)

Skill Level


Group Size

2 – 7 persons

Minimum Age

10 (with guardian)

18 (without guardian)


120 NZ$ per person

Activity Includes

  • pick-up and return
  • gear hire
  • informative travel to lake
  • safety briefing
  • paddle-board instruction
  • 2hr guided paddle-board lake tour
  • secret caves home to a galaxy of glow-worms
  • complimentary wetsuits to stay warm during winter

Bring Along

  • swimwear
  • wetsuit / warm swimwear
  • towel
  • bottle of water
  • water footwear
  • a sense of adventure
  • warm clothes to chang into (during winter)

Activity Description

Enjoy the Rotorua Lakes as the sun sets at twilight hour on an amazing stand-up paddle board scenic tour. Then get adventurous as night falls as you paddle your way to a secret glow-worm cave. Departing Rotorua you will pass the Redwoods-Whakarewarewa forest on a 15 minute shuttle journey before descending to the lake to begin the adventures. An amazing time stand-up paddle boarding on the lake ensues as you soak in the natural surroundings as the sun goes down before venturing into the unknown to be amazed by secret hidden caves that are home to a galaxy formation of glow-worms. The return transfer to Rotorua is a great time to relive the adventures of your night and form great memories

More Information

This is one of our hot selling tours. Get in quick to take part in this amazing night out. The summer departure time for this tour is 7:30pm, the winter (April to October) departure time is 5pm.

We provide a shuttle service to and from your Rotorua accommodation or the I-site in central Rotorua. Allow 3 hours for the round trip The maximum number of customers per tour is 7, so book in quick! We will do our best to get in touch well in advance if the weather looks bad, unfortunately sometimes mother nature wins. If our regulations allow us to operate then we will operate. A weight limit of 105kg applies. There is an age limit for this tour. The minimum age is 10 years old. 10-17 year old persons must be supervised by a responsible adult (18 or over).