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Ohiwa Glow Worms

Ohiwa Glows Worms is part of the Ohiwa Nature Trail which begins at the Ohiwa Domain. Visiting the Glow Worms is a fun family attraction after dark just a 10-15 minute walk from your campsite or accommodation.

With a mysterious Pohutukawa tree hanging above the large Glow Worm grotto and waterfall all hidden in a beautiful piece of coastal native forest.

At a Glance

Activity Duration: 1hr
Map Location: B
Travel time to activity: 10 - 15 min walk
Costs: Free

This makes for a magical walk that will be the high light of your night or day if just wish to walk through the bush and check out the Ohiwa Nature Trail.

The walk to the Glow Worms begins at the Ohiwa Domain, just 5 minutes walk down the road from the park.

The Ohiwa Nature Trail is a superb example of coastal native trees and shrubs. Thriving with lots of new seedling plants and a very large number of bird life.

These birds include Tui, Fantails, Silvereye, Kereru (woodpigeon), Shining cuckooss, Pukeko, Weka and many others.

If you'd prefer a more challenging walk / tramp check out our Great Walks Page.

Activity Locations Map

All of different species of Native Trees and shrubs along the Nature Trail have plaques which help children identify them.