Glow Worm Dell, Hokitika

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Adventure into the secret nocturnal life of one of nature's brightest creatures at Glow Worm Dell. Bring a flashlight with you on the short walk, which yields excellent views of the worm colonies in a well-maintained, sustainable grotto. The insects can only be seen at night, but the grotto itself is an atmospheric, fern-covered natural structure when visited during the day. By using our Hokitika trip maker website , you can arrange your visit to Glow Worm Dell and other attractions in Hokitika.
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  • Glow worms were a short walk/biking away from city center. I went soon after sunset and first I could see only a few but as the evening grew darker there were hundreds of them! Worth visiting, especia...  more »
  • Pretty dell and free to see the glowing worms!!! Only small so I suspect in peak season can get crowded  more »
  • A Visit to this little Dell is certainly worth your while. It is only a one minute walk off the highway and an easy walk for all ages. There are of course many other places in New Zealand to see gloww...  more »
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  • Very cool. Could see lots of glow worms. Bring a torch but try not to use it. They'll look a lot brighter if your eyes are adjusted to the dark
  • Amazing, convenient, and free place to see the infamous New Zealand glowworms. I didn't know what to expect, but it was unlike anything else I'd seen in the wild. Thousands of bright lights could be seen after walking only 15 meters into the area. With all the lights off it looks like you are seeing a beautiful, blue-starred sky. Remember to turn off your camera flash and torch, keep quiet, and be respectful to the other visitors if there are any.
  • Best free place to see glow worm. Note that you have to turn off the light. A group of tourists before us couldn't see anything until we told them to turn off the light.
  • Great spot, good parking. Bring a torch, warm clothes. Keep quiet and use the torch sparingly and the glow worms will be well worth a visit.
  • It's free !!!!! Yes u can see lots of glow worm in the dark tunnel~ try not to turn on light in order to adjust your eyes!! Keep walking on left side, it's amazing !

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