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Glow Worm Dell

State Highway 6, Hokitika, New Zealand
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Beautiful

It was obviously beautiful but you must go at nigh5 and it is hard to navigate through the track... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
InterestingViews123
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Adelaide, Australia
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Roadside Glow worms experience

The place is just across the road opposite the Shining Star hotel. It's a small enclosure... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
PreetiChhatre
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“after dark” (10 reviews)
“your eyes” (16 reviews)
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State Highway 6, Hokitika, New Zealand
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"after dark"
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"your eyes"
in 16 reviews
"free attraction"
in 8 reviews
"across the road"
in 13 reviews
"shining star"
in 12 reviews
"short walk"
in 26 reviews
"dead end"
in 4 reviews
"bring a flashlight"
in 4 reviews
"magical experience"
in 5 reviews
"te anau"
in 5 reviews
"beachfront accommodation"
in 3 reviews
"flash photography"
in 3 reviews
"small torch"
in 3 reviews
"long exposure"
in 3 reviews
"the main highway"
in 7 reviews
"state highway"
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"park your car"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was obviously beautiful but you must go at nigh5 and it is hard to navigate through the track, very wet when we went but it is really an amazing sight when you reach the end and see all the glow worms, if staying in...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The place is just across the road opposite the Shining Star hotel. It's a small enclosure surrounded by trees and bushes. Visit after dark... In fact it should be pitch black. You get to see amazing twinkling tiny blueish lights once your eyes get adjusted...More

2  Thank PreetiChhatre
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We camped right across the road from this, was a real treat at the end of a rainy day. Took about 2 mins to walk to from the road, absolutely beautiful and completely free! Interesting information plaque on the way in. Remember to keep torch...More

Thank Jacqui J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the glow worms.Road very busy.We also enjoyed our visit to West Coast Vinyl & Fashion whom suggested our visit to the Dell.

Thank social2015
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though the spot is very small, i've spent more than an hour there as it was really magical. It was like being under a crazy sky with green stars or under a christmas tree. I had a very good camera, very good lens, very...More

Thank Monsieurboule109
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

You get to see quite a few glowworms for free! If you have a bit of patience to wait for the once with torches and flash cameras to get bored and leave. A great number of glowworms appeared after a while and i got a...More

1  Thank Mark J
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

While this dell doesn't take long to explore it is still worth making the effort. I chose to go before the sun rose but I am guessing that most people go at night. It was nice to experience the glow worms in a dell location...More

1  Thank 917jodi
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

We stopped by the Glow Worm Dell on our way to our camping ground for the evening. We had just been to the glow worm caves near Te Anau a few days before, and this was a really nice follow up! It's free to enter...More

Thank CanadianChris84
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

We went in the daylight expecting it to be underground. Big mistake. It turns out a dell is a kind of dead end hill. All above ground so in daylight hours no glow worms to be seen. Go after dark.

Thank Chris S
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Really its the sort of place you want to experience completely in the dark. There were loads of glow worms which glowed brighter as the evening went on. However, the human obsession with taking photographs of absolutely anything slightly ruined it. People shining torches to...More

3  Thank Ian H
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