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Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour provided by Real Journeys

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Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour

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Overview
On this guided tour of Te Anau's glowworm caves you'll learn all about the lives of these amazing little creatures, as well as the natural environment that hosts them. Start with a scenic cruise across Lake Te Anau to reach the caves, then spend 2 hours and 15 minutes inside with a knowledgeable guide. This is a fun and informative activity that both adults and kids will enjoy. Be sure to dress warm!
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You'll start at
85 Lakefront Drive
85 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand
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    Te Anau Glowworm Caves
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    View glittering glowworms in an underground cave system.
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    Pass by Lake Te Anau
You'll end at
85 Lakefront Drive
85 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand
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Highlights
  • The tour includes a return boat ride across the lake
  • Hot beverages will be provided
  • Be amazed by the wonders of nature at Te Anau
  • Take a trip underground the safe way
Important Information
Departure Point
85 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand
Duration
2h 15m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Lake cruise on Lake Te Anau
  • Complimentary Tea & Coffee
  • Entry/Admission - Te Anau Glowworm Caves
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Loretta T wrote a review Mar 2020
Sydney, Australia136 contributions40 helpful votes
A great 30 minute morning cruise on lake Te Anu to the glow worm caves! Interesting , informative, funny guide! Just a great morning out. TIP: if you book 2 trips with real Journeys you get 20%off the second trip!
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Response from Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia Ora Loretta. Thank you for your feedback, it's much appreciated and we we hope you enjoy the rest of your visit to our region. Kind Regards - The Team at Real Journeys.
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Frank R wrote a review Mar 2020
Baltimore, Maryland9 contributions
As much as the eerie glow from the roof of the water-filled cavern, we enjoyed the evening shuttle-boat ride, the hike into the cave and on to the skiff. The guides were pleasant and informative. Well worth the time.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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James H wrote a review Mar 2020
Davidson, North Carolina223 contributions57 helpful votes
The ferry ride was comfortable and efficient. The tour itself was quite interesting and the guide (Harry) was very informative and helpful. I must mention one thing though that was not enjoyable - Harry has a BO problem, big time. Someone needs to ask him to bathe daily and use
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Scruffy0506 wrote a review Mar 2020
Sydney, Australia65 contributions24 helpful votes
We took our tour with Real Journeys, with whom we also did Doubtful Sound and were very happy with their service. A bus and boat take you on the short trip to the caves where the tour begins with a brief visual presentation and commentary from a guide which I personally love
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour
Responded 4 weeks ago
Kia Ora. Thank you for taking the time to post your 5 star review about your magical Glowworm Caves experience with us. We think it's pretty unique and we are pleased you had a a great time. Enjoy the rest of your visit to our region. Kind Regards - The Team at Real Journeys.
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littleapple1970 wrote a review Mar 2020
Dallas, Texas19 contributions3 helpful votes
Very nice tour with knowledgeable tour guide. We went on the late afternoon run and wore our rain pants and coats. However, the tour wasn't that wet, but I was happy for the warmth.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Great cruise, brilliant dinner and sheep shearing / sheep dog demo great fun
We were staying slightly out of town but managed to get free parking quite easily and walk a short distance to the
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gillw2901
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Fabulous relaxing cruise
What an absolutely stunning part of the world, this cruise was definitely one of the highlights of our trip
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T R
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Doubtful Sound day cruise - total experience
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griswaldd
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Fjordland wonders
Haven't made it to Norway, but this tour may give a run for the money! Did the hotel pickup option out of Te Anau,
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Surreysunlovers
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Too many coaches and too many people
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Surreysunlovers
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A excellent Cruise and Dinner
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stella450m
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Superb experience...
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wifeyfeedsmefat
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Who let the sheep out!
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ceri t
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Great views, good meal
16:00 start. Fabulous old steam ship, fascinating watching the guys in the engine room, I wouldn’t like to be the s
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Hoops2323
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Absolutely Amazing!!
We did this trip on a overcast drizzly day but could not have enjoyed it more! All the real journeys staff were fan
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h2orev
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Not doubtful but positive !
We are so grateful that there is mobility parking right next to the terminal - something lacking in much of New Zea
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Cheryl P
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Travel back in time!
We boarded the TSS Earnslaw for a trip to Walter Peak Station. This 1912 steamship was remarkable. Spend time wat
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Cheryl P
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Tummy busting BBQ
We enjoyed a terrific BBQ at Walter Peak Station. The food was abundant, delicious and plentiful so you could go b
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franceskarenc
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A Night to Remember
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zavalaphilam
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Lots of closeups of waterfalls in the Sound
We did this while based out of Te Anau. Picked up at our hotel real early and got back about 6 or 7pm. Worth it! D
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  • Duration: 2h 15m
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