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If you love Glow Worms and the movie Avatar, this is a place to visit :) Glow worms are actually... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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With very little notice, I tried to put together the perfect tour of the lower South Island for a... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2018
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State Highway 6, Hokitika, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you love Glow Worms and the movie Avatar, this is a place to visit :) Glow worms are actually larvae, of a fly called fungus gnat. They create blue or green light on the tip of their tails to attract insects. The hungrier they...More

Thank hellomissmay
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

With very little notice, I tried to put together the perfect tour of the lower South Island for a friend. Everything was so amazing but she was absolutely in awe the night we visited to glow worm dell in Hokitika. It helped that it was...More

2  Thank travelbunny
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This place is magical, with the glow of the worm larvae as the ONLY light. IF you wish to to light your way with flashlights or cell phone lights, stay away. That ruins it for those who hold hands, walk slowly and touch a side...More

Thank MarilynLA
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Went for a walk to see the glow worms and were not disappointed- they were everywhere. Definitely a must do

1  Thank barefootlouise
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We went around 6.30 pm nice and dark and plenary of glow worms. It’s free and short work. Easy access .

1  Thank Saluka T
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We were not aware of what a dell was and assumed it was a small cave. We did a quick drive by and stopped at the dell in the afternoon. There is nothing to see if it is not dark. We did see them in...More

1  Thank Midtownie
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Just off the road, you only need 10 mins. Short walk, couple of hundred metres Don't shine your torch and talk loudly as most people were !!! Quite cute and romantic when it's quiet - plenty of glow worms will be on show then. Best...More

Thank ahooky
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Only a few minutes from town and doesn’t take long but worth it! After passing on te Anau due to the time/cost and it not being particularly child friendly this was the next best thing. Go and check it out. Very short walk, suitable for...More

4  Thank Abie2
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Nice little walk into a nook to see glow worms. Must go at night and take a torch facing the ground. Right on the highway not far out of town.

1  Thank Karyn R
Reviewed 5 May 2018

We found this place by accident - obviously you will need a torch or use your mobile phone torch to navigate the short walk. It was beautiful to see the glow worms - great for young kids.

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