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Giants and Glowworms

1 Day Tour

Tour Details

Highlights:

  • Hear Māori waiata (songs), myths and legends
  • Meet the giant kauri tree Tāne Mahuta in the Waipoua Forest
  • See the Kawiti Glowworm Caves

Travel to the Hokianga and meet your local Māori guide, then venture into the ancient Waipoua Kauri Forest for an unforgettable encounter. Learn about life in the forest and hear Māori waiata (songs), myths and legends as your guide takes you on an intimate journey through nature and explains how the lives of local Māori are intertwined with the forest.

Finally, meet a national icon, the truly impressive Tāne Mahuta (the Lord of the Forest). The largest known kauri tree in the world aged up to 2,500 years old. Stand beneath this ancient giant and hear the legend of how he separated earth and sky at the beginning of the world. Finally, stop at the Kawiti Glowworm Caves and discover one of Northland's best-kept secrets.

Special Notes

  • Local Māori guide for insightful commentary
  • Meet the oldest and largest Kauri trees in the world.
  • Free entry into Kawiti Glowworm Caves

Trip Plan

Tour Length: 8 hours

Minimum Number: From 1 person. If you would like to book a group charter, please contact us for a quote.

Itinerary: Tours depart Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Please report 15 minutes before departure.

8:00 - Departure
16:00 - Arrival

What to Bring: For the most enjoyable experience, we recommend that you bring:

  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Walking shoes
  • Camera
  • Warm clothing.

Tour Cost

$128.00 NZD / person
$64.00 NZD / Child up to 12 years old

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