Full Day Adventure

Private Tour

Enjoy a full day of scenic adventure that includes a river-trail walk, bike ride and a guided twilight glow worm kayak.


Full day


8 years +

Tour Price

$269 per person
(Minimum of 4 required)

Activity Grade

Easy to medium

Your private tour starts at our Riverside Adventures base where we will fit you with your bikes before hopping aboard our comfortable shuttle van to Jones Landing, where your adventure begins.

You will enjoy an hour-long walk along the Waikato River trail where you will experience views of nearby Lake Arapuni and beyond.

We will meet you at the end of the trail with your bikes. The 2km ride begins at the Arapuni Dam and continues along the Waikato River Trail to the village of Arapuni where you will stop for lunch at the popular Rhubarb Cafe or bring a packed lunch to stop at a scenic spot along the way.

Following lunch, your bike ride continues for 12km, returning you back to our base where you can pause before the day’s final adventure. 

Next, your guide will help you get kitted out and ready for the Twilight Kayak Glow Worm Tour.

Over the next three hours bask in the magic of the Pokaiwhenua canyon as you hear stories from your experienced guide, a few tasty treats and, finally, an experience like no other as you float silently back through the canyon surrounded by twinkling glow worms, stars above – and, if you’re lucky, the tranquil sound of the day’s rainwater making its way down the canyon walls.

Need to know:

  • The temperature does drop during the twilight kayak tour so we recommend that you bring warm layers of clothing, preferably merino. We do not recommend wearing jeans as they get very cold when wet.
  • To make your kayak experience as comfortable as possible, we provide you with overpants, splash jackets and wet shoes.
  • There is a changing area at our base where you can layer up before embarking on the tour. We also have secure storage facilities where you can leave any additional belongings.
  • Glow worms don’t like camera flashes, so please ensure your camera’s flash is turned off after dark.
  • Alcohol or smoking is not permitted.

Tour info:

  • Walk, bike and kayak on a guided private twilight glowworm tour
  • Bookings are essential
  • Double kayaks are used on tours
  • Bike hire is included in the cost but you are welcome to use your own bike
  • e-Bike upgrade option available


    $269 per person