Lake District Adventures

From $55 for a 3 Hour Glow-Worm Kayak Adventure at Lake Karapiro (with Options for up to 6 People) from Lake District Adventures (Value Up To $594)

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Who would've thought that the sight of bioluminescent fungus gnats dangling mucus-soaked strands over water in an attempt to ensnare and eat passing insects would be, well, beautiful?

It totally is, though. Glow-worms are one of New Zealand's must-see natural treasures, and what better way to see them than a twilight kayak ride around scenic Lake Karapiro?

Your adventure plays out like this:

Starting late afternoon / early evening at Lake District Adventures' base on Horahora Rd, paddle over the old submerged Horahora Dam that produced electricity for the early Waihi goldfields.

Learn the history of the village that serviced the dam. Enjoy the twilight and silence of being on the water as night arrives over the lake.

Then up the Pokaiwhenua Stream and through the canyon, carved out by water over many hundreds of years. Ferns and trees drape over you. Bird life is all around. If you look up, make sure you keep your mouth closed!

When darkness falls, float silently back downstream, being guided by the glow-worms on either side, sparkling like Christmas lights.

Lake District Adventures are passionate about encouraging people to get out and about in the natural beauty on their doorstep. They can provide you with everything you need for your outing, including overpants, neoprene shoes, flotation devices and dry bags, not to mention their stable sit-on kayaks, which are safe and comfortable even for people with no kayaking experience.

So what are you waiting for? Hit Buy Now to nab this unforgettable treat, and you'll be the one glowing!

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