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Nocturnal adventure Glow-worm tour
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Nocturnal adventure Glow-worm tour

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Even on the cloudiest night, the New Zealand glowworm lights up the darkness in a lucky few spots across the country. This short evening bush-walk departing from Rotorua involves a short drive, a walk through picturesque native bush and the chance to see these increasingly rare creatures. Tack this tour onto the end of a thrilling day in Rotorua instead of hiring a car for an almost two-hour drive west to visit the exceedingly popular Waitomo Caves. This is one of the easiest ways to experience Aotearoa’s unique glowworm habitats.
USD 50.96 per adult
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Jkms0316 wrote a review 18 Jan.
Arnprior, Canada48 contributions18 helpful votes
Nice natural hot pool with an easy quick walk to the stream from the car park. The area is filthy though!! Rubbish, used diapers, toilet paper and likely human waste. Toilets at car park are disgustingly unusable.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Stopticklingmeplease wrote a review 9 Jan.
Whanganui, New Zealand143 contributions31 helpful votes
It’s been a little while since I have been here and it was wonderful to come back and visit again. However saying that, it is now a bit crowded and in some places a lot of rubbish lying around, it was a bit disappointing. Good to see that there is a toilet here now even if it is the good old Kiwi long drop.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Warren Turner wrote a review Dec. 2020
9 contributions4 helpful votes
We visited Kerosene Creek 5 years ago and it was amazing. This time around I was shocked to see how much litter there was all over. The track from the car park to the river was littered with baby nappies, human faeces and toilet paper. At the waterfall area there was an old dumped couch with lots of beer bottles and can everywhere. It just felt dirty and was a let down.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Brittany Nawani wrote a review Nov. 2020
Taupo, New Zealand151 contributions11 helpful votes
Very cool spot. Does need a bit of tidying up and maintaining but otherwise good spot for a swim....
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Monica Logan wrote a review Nov. 2020
Milan, Italy14 contributions3 helpful votes
Be careful as we had our car broken into and all our clothing stolen. Were careful not to leave anything in sight and we took our valuables so all they were able to steal was clothes. They target tourists and groups of women so be weary! According to some locals and the police this area is well known for criminal activity.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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