Glow Worm Cave & Puketi Kauri Forest

Glow Worm Cave & Puketi Kauri Forest

5 hours | Bay of Islands | B I 1 - 2 1 5
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Description

Points of Interest

  • Glow-worm Caves
  • Paihia and Surrounds
Moderate activity

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Venture off the beaten path with an excursion to two enduring landmarks that inspires awe and reverence. First you'll head into the subterranean world of Kawiti Glow-worm Caves where a guide will lead you along a wooden boardwalk through a 200-meter (656-foot) limestone cave system. Once inside, you'll see a galaxy of glow worms twinkling across the ceiling surrounded by breathtaking stalactites and stalagmites. Along the way, your guide will explain the glow worm's life cycle and the intricate webs used to catch their prey. Your next destination is equally impressive. Did you know that massive kauri trees once covered most of the Bay of Islands? Today, these mighty giants are protected in the Puketi Forest. A guided walk along a boardwalk through the magnificent forest of hardwoods, podocarps and kauri affords you the opportunity to stand in awe at these imposing trees plus unique plants and noisy birdlife.

Special Notes:

This tour involves considerable walking, wear comfortable shoes. Guests at the Kawiti Glow Worm Caves must negotiate 150 steps. Not recommended for guests with claustrophobia. Photography and video is not permitted in the glow worm grottoes.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a guided tour of Kawiti Caves

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 40
Travel time: 00:30
Time at site: 01:10
Inside visit: Yes
Walking distance: 600
Steps: 200
Restroom available: Yes
Shopping available: Yes
Photo/video restrictions: Yes
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Free time in Kawakawa to use restrooms and purchase snack

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 40
Travel time: 00:10
Time at site: 00:30
Free time at site: 20
Inside visit: No
Restroom available: Yes
Shopping available: Yes
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Guided tour of Puketi Kauri Forest

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 40
Travel time: 00:45
Time at site: 00:40
Inside visit: No
Walking distance: 400
Restroom available: No
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 40
Travel time: 01:15