Minnehaha Glowworm Walk

Minnehaha Glowworm Walk

Fox Glacier



8 Rankers Reviews

6 Face-to-Face

1 Walking

1 Fox Glacier

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1.2 km return | 20 minutes return

This is one of the best examples of West Coast rainforest where the hues of green are infinite. There is a scaffolded rata, like the Avatar home tree, but one quantum scale down.

A great little rainforest walk that's great by day but almost better by night due to the various glowworm grotto's along the way. Bring your torch!


The start of the track is signposted from the southern end of Fox township, just after exiting the town on the left.


Keep left at the start into the no bike zone and weave through this primordial rainforest past convoluted rata, moss encrusted everything and a rushing stream.

Return via the same track or head right along Te Weheha Walkway, which is also a cycleway.


Feature Value Info


South IslandWest CoastFox Glacier


  • Walking
  • Free



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Sylvie Meganck


Ranking: 10/10

Great family walk. Come at night, bring a torch. Magical!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2017

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Simon Nienhaus


Ranking: 10/10

Walking through a rainforest in the night and watching thousands of glowworms was quite awesome.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Jasmin Thuess


Ranking: 10/10

Walking in the rainforest in the night, best when you can see the stars. It is magical.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Sylvie Meganck

Ranking: 10/10

We loved this! Great for doing with the kids!! It's amazing and we actually got to see a lot of glowworms!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Sabina Carney


Ranking: 10/10

An enchanting and unique night walk experience. The forest sparkled with glowworms. It was truly magical!!

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Sandy Stamp

Ranking: 10/10

A great little walk by day but at night the forest comes alive with twinkling glowworms. Great fun for all.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Jaime Castells


Ranking: 10/10

We went by ourselves (we saw some tours too) walking at night and it was really nice.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Johanna X


Ranking: 10/10

next to the highway but 20min youre feeling like in the deepest jungle.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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