Bookings are required for
ALL PUBLIC TOURS see below
For groups of 10 or more,
private tours can be arranged. Contact the
Treehouse for special bookings, which can be run
on selected dates provided guides are available.
· The standard tour will be to the Glen area
· If a tour has to be cancelled for any reason the
Treehouse (499 1400) will be able to advise.
When the Treehouse is closed the Wellington City
Council Contact Centre will be able to answer any
queries. Contact phone number 499 4444
· A fee of $5 per adult applies, children 12 years
old and under, free. This will be collected at the
commencement of the tour.
· Visitors must keep to paths and not touch glow
worms; they and their homes are delicate.
A fact sheet advising appropriate details of the
tours – dates and conditions – will be available
at the Treehouse and Begonia House and a copy will
be given to each group of visitors on the night.
· Tour advisory
commence at the Founders' Entrance to the Main
The tours are not suitable for children under 6
children must be accompanied by an adult
– a maximum of 2 children per each
adult. Responsibility for child
safety lies with the parents or
caregivers as at night and with
large numbers the guides cannot
monitor all individuals.
visitors must provide a torch – a minimum of
one torch per two people. Children should note
the torch is to see the way, not to look at
glowworms unless told to do so
mobility is required, and good walking shoes
should be worn. Access is, however, flat.
average tours take around 1 hour.
finish at the Founder''s Entrance Glenmore
group on the way
dependent on sufficient glow worm numbers
being present, as numbers do seasonally
change. Tours are generally run around the
time of the new moon, when low moonlight
allows the insects to be seen to their best
advantage. Certain environmental conditions
can, however, affect viewing, although they
can always be seen. They are not in a cave,
but are living in protected open places along
the streams and banks.
of the glow worms CLICK HERE