This Fantastic Evening Guided Kayak Adventure offers something very special for the whole Family.
Start time varies based on Sunset times, ranges from 4:45pm – 7:45pm – 1 hour before Sunset all year.
About the Trip
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.
Private Boutique Tour Upgrade: Includes Mulled Wine or Hot Chocolate, S’mores and Cheeseboard.
Rates (Caters for Ages 5+ years old)
Adults (Ages 13+) – $130
Children (Ages 5-12) – $90
Private Boutique Tour Upgrade – Minimum 2 Guests
Adults (Ages 13+) – $200
Children (Ages 5-12) – $120
This trip requires only a moderate level of fitness.
The trip is fully guided by experienced Boatshed Guides
Trip departure times very depending on daylight hours and there is a minimum group size of 6 people so bookings are essential.
There is a maximum group size of 16 and we like to use double sea-kayaks, so if you have an uneven group number you may be put with someone else.
Weather and What to Bring
As this is an outdoor adventure It will pay to bring some nice warm clothing, a waterproof jacket and gloves if you have them (although not essential). NO JEANS.
This tour is weather dependant. We will use the number provided to contact you regarding the weather and to remind you of what to bring.
If the weather looks poor we will give you the option to rebook. We then wait until 10am the following morning to make a final decision on trip departure. If the trip is cancelled, it is simply a case of rebooking to another evening that suits you.
Warm, waterproof jackets will be provided and waterproof pants will be available.
All Kayak Equipment (Kayak, Paddle and Life jacket)
Private Boutique Tour Upgrade Includes: Mulled Wine or Hot Chocolate, S’mores and Cheeseboard.