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Glow Worms Night Walk

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Glow Worms

Quick Facts

        • Location: North Island NZ
        • Distance: 0.50 kms
        • Time needed: 1 Hour
        • Difficulty: Very Easy
        • Wheelchair Access: No
        • Route: Double back
        • Elevation: 177m
        • Wet Feet: No
        • Toilets: No
        • Dogs: Yes
        • Mobile Coverage: No
        • Last Updated: November, 2019
  • Track Highlights

    Glow Worms.

  • Track Quality

    It is a very good six foot track
    Very easy to walk at night with a torch.

  • Hazards

    The night we were there two very keen mountain bikers blinded us with there bright light as they zoomed past.

  • Transport


  • Water


  • Driving Instructions

    Hot Spring Rd is 2.6Km south of katikati and on your Right.
    Drive to the very end of the road.
    Do not take the Hot Springs turn off on your Right

  • Shops or Restaurants nearby

    8.5 Km to Katikati

  • Area & Track History

    Tuahu Track around 1890 was a old Maori bridle track running from the Bay of Plenty up and over the Kaimai Rangers to the mighty Waikato.
    The Kaimai Rangers has an area of 37,000 ha of native bush and not forgetting the huge kauri trees.
    As for the bird life you might see a Fantail, Robin, Tom Tit, Pigeon or Tui.
    The Kauri you walk past is also known as Tuahu. There are story’s of families who would ride over the Tuahu Track from Te Aroha to ride in the events in the Katikati AMP show.
    They were the Duncans, Halls and Thompsons, they would stay for the weekend.
    They arrived on Friday afternoon, go to the show on Saturday, then dance the night away after the trophies would be presented, then ride home Sunday morning.

  • Best Things To Do near this walk

  • Map location of Glow Worms Night Walk

    Map of walk

Points of interest along the walk

In the map above, if you zoom in on the walk, you’ll see all the following track points and their location. Each point has photos along with a description about each one.

Point 1: Glow Worm’s

Hot spring Road is just a 30 minute drive north of Tauranga. followed by another 10 minutes to the Tauhu carpark.
The first lot of glow worms are just 10 minutes into the walk.
But the best patches of glow worms are just past the turnoff to the Tuahu kauri tree, about another 15 minute walk with out the kid’s.
The night we were there two very keen mountain bikers blinded us with there bright light as they zoomed past.

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Hot Springs Road, Katikati 3178, New Zealand

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