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A Short Video About Our Glowowrms

Watch the video from 1.29m to learn about the glow worms of Hokitika.


The Hokitika Glow Worm Dell is located right on the highway at the northern entrance to the town. There is a small parking area at the entrance with some interpretation boards for you to read. The dell is up a short bush walk that is suitable for strollers. This activity is a real favourite of all our guests, especially the children and best of all, it is FREE!


You can learn all about the glow worms of New Zealand here:

Top Tips

  • You have to wait till after dark to see the glow worms. 
  • Take a small torch/headlamp or use the light on your phone. Don’t shine your light at the glow worms or at others viewing them.
  • No flash photography.
  • The later in the evening you go, the fewer people there will be.