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Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour

  • See the glow worms and beautiful rock formations on this tour from Te Anau
  • Enjoy a return cruise trip on Lake Te Anau
  • Friendly and informative guide
Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour
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See the glowworm caves of Te Anau on an underground adventure sure to charm visitors of all ages. An informative guide joins you on the 2.5-hour Te Anau glowworm caves tour, starting with a cruise across Lake Te Anau. Then marvel at the shimmering illumination of thousands of glowworms as you glide through the quiet darkness of this magical underground world.
What to Expect
Meet your informative guide at the tour office to begin your 2.5-hour tour of the Te Anau glowworm caves. Start with a scenic cruise across Lake Te Anau before continuing underground to the cave system, located on the lake’s western shore.

Upon arrival at the Cavern House, listen an interesting talk about the life cycle of the glowworm as well as the history of the caves. Your guide leads you on an exploration of the caves by footpath and small punt (a flat-bottomed boat propelled with a pole) along the rushing underground river.

Observe water-sculpted rock formations and drift into the glowworm grotto to marvel at the mysterious sight of thousands of tiny glowworms. Learn what feats of nature create the incandescence in the silent darkness. 

Afterward, you’re returned by boat across the lake to Te Anau.
Reviews (250)
1 - 5 of 15 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Best tour..

Once your eyes became adjusted the Glow Worms are everywhere, the boat ride in total darkness was quite splendid.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cave was terrific but it was very low on entry. The guides were good as you could hear them over the loud rushing water. The glow worms were nice but I had expected more of them. The information session after was interesting and explained...More

Thank tigergirl2018
Reviewed 1 week ago
Simply Amazing!!

If you are in New Zealand and within 100 miles of Te Anau, do NOT miss the Glow Worm Caves experience. Anyone who is interested in our natural world will love this 2 hour tour. The staff and guides are professional, knowledgeable, and enjoyable. It...More

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Well worth it.

Although the trip did not sound that good I had free time and thought what the hell. The trip across the lake was in itself worth it, not too many people. About an hour long with a commentary pointing out the sights of interest. Disembarked...More

1  Thank exti444
Reviewed 20 August 2018
Not as great as it looks on the brochure

This trip was a dissapointment. The cost is very high for the value of the trip. Overall the glow worms are not nearly as spectacular as the brochures indicate. If you have claustrophobia this trip is not for you either. You will need to be...More

15  Thank 549jeanec
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