Tatare Tunnels Walk, Franz Josef

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  • If you like wet feet this is for you. The glow worms are there, interesting but wet. Make sure you have a torch.  more »
  • We had an afternoon free and had missed out on seeing glow worms in different places in NZ so thought we’d see what this was all about. It was a fair walk, 45 mins or so but still a pleasant trek. Onc...  more »
  • A very unique walk. Walking to the tunnel, then we go in the dark. Be sure shoes that can get wet. The water goes down to the ankles and biting cold. At the other end, there's not much to see, the way was blocked, so a small disappointment.
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  • Great if you are prepared! No cost involved. Easy 1.5 hours round trip (including tunnel time) that is well sign posted. Hike up rocky steps... spectacular river views along the way... take crocs/water shoes, torch and hand towel. The water in the tunnel is ankle deep and freezing. The tunnel will test your resolve! Lots of glow worms if you make it to the end. DON'T MISS THIS!
  • This is definitely a hike, not a walk. This would be a challenge for elderly, small children and those not used to hiking. There are steep hills, uneven terrain, and a slippery, wet trail with low head clearance at times in the tunnel. But well worth the effort if you're able. We started the hike at 7:15 pm. Arrived at the tunnel entrance at 7:45. Through the tunnel to the other side where you have to turn around by 8:00 pm. We were back to the car at 8:43 pm for a beautiful sunset. We wore water shoes, drifit clothing, a light jacket and used or phone flashlights.
  • A great freebie and way to kill a couple hours. The track isn't difficult for anyone in average shape. As others have said bring a torch and be prepared to get wet feet.
  • Nice hike to a small, dark, man-made cave with glow-worms in it. Bring flash lights. Best to bring some flip flops for the anckle deep water in the cave.
  • nice walk through an old mining tunnel. Make sure you have a torch and shoes that you don't mind getting wet.

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