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Glow Worm Dell

State Highway 6, Hokitika, New Zealand
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After dark delight

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

Reviewed 6 days ago
barefootlouise
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Must do

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saluka T
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“your eyes” (17 reviews)
“after dark” (10 reviews)
“across the road” (15 reviews)
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State Highway 6, Hokitika, New Zealand
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"your eyes"
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"after dark"
in 10 reviews
"across the road"
in 15 reviews
"free attraction"
in 8 reviews
"shining star"
in 13 reviews
"short walk"
in 29 reviews
"te anau"
in 6 reviews
"dead end"
in 4 reviews
"bring a flashlight"
in 4 reviews
"magical experience"
in 5 reviews
"beachfront accommodation"
in 3 reviews
"flash photography"
in 3 reviews
"small torch"
in 3 reviews
"long exposure"
in 3 reviews
"mobile phone"
in 3 reviews
"the main highway"
in 7 reviews
"state highway"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Saluka T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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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

3  Thank Abie2
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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
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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.

Thank clan100
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful nature! The glow worms are delightful. It is obviously very dark so you will need to tread carefully

Thank Gingercrew
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Only a short walk or drive from town, this is a hidden gem. At night the glow worms are spectacular. Winter is a great time to visit with smaller kids due to the longer nights, you can be there and back well before bed-time!

Thank Ben S
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 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

Thank InterestingViews123
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