"I thoroughly enjoyed gaining Maori insight into the various uses of rainforest plants, as well as the opportunity to hike and view such beautiful landscapes."
Landon Klein - USA

"I enjoyed the rawness of the outing...and the stories were very real and personal."
Melena Nelson - USA

"I really enjoyed the beautiful sites throughout the entire trek and I loved listening to stories about the Maori culture."
Emily Martin – USA

Glow Worm Discovery

Stay the night in our bush camp, enjoy a hangi and take a guided night trek with Native Nature Tours.

Duration Cost Included Min - Max on Trek
1.00pm-11.00am Next Day NZ$375 pp Hangi Dinner
2 - 12 people

Your glow worm discovery starts with a traditional Maori welcome at our family marae (traditional meeting place). We then invite you to assist us in the ‘laying of a hangi’. This is a traditional method used to cook food in the ground - the Maori way.

Native Nature Tour’s bush camp is truly amazing!

Glow Worm DiscoveryWith dinner cooking, we can now trek or catch a ride to Kaitoki camp, our accommodation for the night. This bush camp truly is amazing. You’re surrounded by pristine native fauna in the middle of nowhere but still have your basic comforts.

Share with our local Maori guides some of the intimate secrets of our forest.

A short walk into our private rainforest reserve and we will share with you some of our intimate knowledge regarding the forest, including natural medicines, foods and Maori mythology.

Enjoy a delicious hangi feast, cooked the traditional way.

With all of the talking and walking, your stomach will now be calling for dinner. We will uplift our traditional hangi and enjoy it’s delicacies in the serene environment of Kaitoki rainforest reserve. Once you have dined on a traditional Maori hangi, we give you plenty of time to let your meal digest. This is a perfect time to ask any questions prior to our walk to see the glow worms.

A natural wonder with Native Nature Tours glow worm discovery

Glow Worm DiscoveryThis truly is a natural wonder of the world. Our night trek will lead us towards the glow worms in their natural environment. Prepare to be spell bound by the beauty of our rainforest decorated with fluorescent glow worms.

Stay the night at Native Nature Tour’s bush camp

Kaitoki Camp offers accommodation with all the basic comforts from hot showers and flush toilets to a fully sustainable kitchen. The four cabins at Kaitoki Camp each offer comfortable accommodation. The bush cabins are fully equipped with beds, sheets, covered pillows and sleeping bags or duvets.

In the morning join us for breakfast and enjoy the peaceful surrounds that only nature can provide. After breakfast we will conduct a traditional Maori farewell and wish you a safe journey on your return home.

You will need an average level of fitness, overnight attire, a day pack, tramping boots or durable running shoes, wet weather jacket and a drink bottle. Don’t forget your camera!


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