Glow Worms

Quick Facts about this walk

  • 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

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Points of interest along the walk​

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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