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Te Anau Glowworm Caves Tour

by Real Journeys Duration 2h 15m Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is NZ$93
Amazing! 4.6/5 Wotif Guest Rating View all 12 Wotif Verified Reviews

Enjoy a scenic cruise through calm waters before descending into the curious caves to see walls covered in the sparkle of glowworms. Led by an ecological expert, ride on a small boat into a hidden grotto and witness the glittering displays of thousands of these luminous insects.

Begin your experience with a ride across Lake Te Anau aboard a modern catamaran – The Luminosa. With a large outdoor deck, take in views of the beautiful blue waters while your guide shares stories about the natural history and early settlements in the region.

Arrive at the Cavern House and make your way to Te Anau Glowworm Caves. Along the way, your guide will lead you through a detailed description of the cave and its various inhabitants. Wander through a twisting network of limestone passages filled with whirlpools and waterfalls – the perfect habitat for the alluring glowworm.

Continue deep underground, hop into a nimble vessel and drift silently along a narrow river to a shimmering grotto. The intricate incandescence of countless illuminated creatures promises you an unforgettable and magical sight. Afterwards, retrace your steps out of the cave and return to Te Anau by catamaran.

Enjoy a scenic cruise through calm waters before descending into the curious caves to see walls covered in the sparkle of glowworms. Led by an ecological expert, ride on a small boat into a hidden grotto and witness the glittering displays of thousands of these luminous insects.

Begin your experience with a ride across Lake Te Anau aboard a modern catamaran – The Luminosa. With a large outdoor deck, take in views of the beautiful blue waters while your guide shares stories about the natural history and early settlements in the region.

Arrive at the Cavern House and make your way to Te Anau Glowworm Caves. Along the way, your guide will lead you through a detailed description of the cave and its various inhabitants. Wander through a twisting network of limestone passages filled with whirlpools and waterfalls – the perfect habitat for the alluring glowworm.

Continue deep underground, hop into a nimble vessel and drift silently along a narrow river to a shimmering grotto. The intricate incandescence of countless illuminated creatures promises you an unforgettable and magical sight. Afterwards, retrace your steps out of the cave and return to Te Anau by catamaran.

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10:15 AM, Te Anau Glowworm Caves Tour in English

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Te Anau Glowworm Caves Tour

Activity Location

Te Anau Glowworm Caves

Te Anau

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Real Journeys Visitor Center

    Lakefront Drive

    Te Anau 9640


Highlights

  • Chance for up-close experience with enchanting glowworms

  • Ecological expert provides fascinating information

  • Waterfall, pools & rushing rivers inside the Te Anau cave

  • Scenic cruise across the calm waters of Lake Te Anau

  • Unobstructed views from the comfort of a modern catamaran


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Te Anau Glowworm Caves

  • Cruise

  • Tea or coffee

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 4 and younger are complimentary.

  • Children 14 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • This activity is not recommended for children 1 and younger.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • You must be able to climb and descend stairs.

  • If you have back, neck, joint or muscular problems, you should carefully consider whether or not to participate.

  • Check-in is 20 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Te Anau Glowworm Caves Tour ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

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4.6 out of 5

4/5 Jul 11, 2018

The 20 minute cruise to and fro the meeting point was beautiful. You experience the true natural beauty of your surroundings. The guides were friendly and very helpful. The tour itself is highly dependent on the water level. Can't control the weather but hope for the best that your tour runs after days of rainfall. The walk inside the caves was pretty awesome. The little boat tour in the dark was a bit of a let down as I had expected constellations of light. Probably comes down to timing as the worms were probably not actively populating during the cold season.