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Tatare Tunnels Walk

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A very different walk in the water to see the glow worms great to see them on your own without a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark D
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Melbourne, Australia
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Different to ordinary walks

We choose this as it was a bit different. Glad we did. Easy to find, just follow the track. Pro tip... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
JamieB3
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After 10 minutes walk on a four wheel drive road, the track climbs gently then drops to a view of the scenic Tatare Gorge. The track then becomes steep and narrow for the short climb to the Tatare Tunnels. If you wish to explore the tunnels you will...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Cowan Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very different walk in the water to see the glow worms great to see them on your own without a tour. It is a fair walk to see them the last part of the track is quite steep. Once in the tunnel it is...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We choose this as it was a bit different. Glad we did. Easy to find, just follow the track. Pro tip - Take flip flops and towel then change footware before you enter, your shoes will get soaked otherwise, the water is really cold however...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

1.5h round trip from town centre. Beautiful walk next to the gorge. About 10 minutes to the end of the old mining tunnel. Glow worms best at the far end. You will get wet feet until you've got some hefty boots on. A lot of...More

1  Thank Ben W
Franz Josef V, Front Office Manager at Tatare Tunnels Walk, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Kia Ora, Thank you for your review. We appreciate any feedback received, it is imperative we find out what we could look at improving. We are glad you could enjoy the track and tunnels, it is a brilliant little adventure. It is a perfect spot...More

Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

As others have said- waterproof shoes and headlight or phone light to walk through. Once you get to the tunnel entrance it’s about 10-15 to get through it. The gloworms were about 3/4 way through it. Turn off your light and look up. Tunnel ends...More

2  Thank Beth S
Franz Josef V, Front Office Manager at Tatare Tunnels Walk, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Kia Ora, Thank you for your review. We appreciate any feedback received, it is imperative we find out what we could look at improving. We are glad you could enjoy the track and tunnels, it is a brilliant little adventure. It is a perfect spot...More

Reviewed 12 April 2018

Well worth going, however very wet inside. Worth taking flipflops to go through the cave and walking boots for the trek up! Just incredible!More

Thank Tasha T
Franz Josef V, Front Office Manager at Tatare Tunnels Walk, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Kia Ora, Thank you for your review. We appreciate any feedback received, it is imperative we find out what we could look at improving. We are glad you could enjoy the track and tunnels, it is a brilliant little adventure. It is a perfect spot...More

Reviewed 4 April 2018

The ceiling of the tunnel was filled with glowworms, absolutely amazing! There were so many of them, that we just turned off our torch for the last half of the tunnel and walked through by the light of the glowworms. Definitely the best part of...More

5  Thank Mitchel R
Franz Josef V, Front Office Manager at Tatare Tunnels Walk, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Kia Ora, Thank you for your review. We appreciate any feedback received, it is imperative we find out what we could look at improving. We are glad you could enjoy the track and tunnels, it is a brilliant little adventure. It is a perfect spot...More

Reviewed 31 March 2018

This was an interesting and fairly straightforward shortish walk - I write this having gone only as far as the swing bridge and the gorge. The latter, though was pretty spectacular, and well worth the effort of getting there - redolent of the magnificent scenery...More

Thank John N
Franz Josef V, Front Office Manager at Tatare Tunnels Walk, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Kia Ora, Thank you for your review. We appreciate any feedback received, it is imperative we find out what we could look at improving. We are glad you could enjoy the Callery Gorge Walk. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in New...More

Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

This walk is a good way to spend a few hours. The walk through the rain forest is n8ce and a little steep in areas, I would not say it was the easiest walk. The tunnel was not claustrophobic to me surprisingly. I was ankle...More

Thank supersunshine
Franz Josef V, Front Office Manager at Tatare Tunnels Walk, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Kia Ora, Thank you for your review. We appreciate any feedback received, it is imperative we find out what we could look at improving. We are glad you could enjoy the track and tunnels, it is a brilliant little adventure. It is a perfect spot...More

Reviewed 25 March 2018

Tartare Tunnels Hike Ease to find Park right on Cowan road, near Alice May restaurant. Information along the trail None, but some information at the end. Difficulty (for non-everyday hikers) Moderate with some step inclines, the tunnel itself was a challenge if you’re trying to...More

1  Thank bagwags
Franz Josef V, Front Office Manager at Tatare Tunnels Walk, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Kia Ora, Thank you for your review. We appreciate any feedback received, it is imperative we find out what we could look at improving. We are glad you could enjoy the track and tunnels, it is a brilliant little adventure. It is a perfect spot...More

Reviewed 15 March 2018

If you like wet feet this is for you. The glow worms are there, interesting but wet. Make sure you have a torch.More

1  Thank alastair n
Franz Josef V, Front Office Manager at Tatare Tunnels Walk, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Kia Ora, Thank you for your review. We appreciate any feedback received, it is imperative we find out what we could look at improving. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in New Zealand and got to see other equally beautiful DOC tracks...More

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Depends on how quickly you negotiate the slippery surface and how much time you want to search for wetas and glow worms while in the tunnel. I would suggest you plan on not less that 1.5 hours. The DOC brochure says 1hr 20... More
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