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Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Government regulations strictly adhered to. Covid Tracing App QR Code displayed- for those not using the app there is a paper sign-in sheet.
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Updated 13/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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!
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    85 Lakefront Drive
    85 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand
    Please be sure to arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled departure.
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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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    Lake Te Anau
  • You'll end at
    85 Lakefront Drive
    85 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand
    Please be sure to arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled departure.
    See address & details
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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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 72 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Joy C wrote a review Apr 2021
Dunedin, New Zealand16 contributions
The caves themselves were amazing, and very interesting to see how incredible nature really is. It was just right in terms of time spent in the caves. It was very difficult to hear the guide though, so we felt like we missed some info in the caves. What we could hear was
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Simbojnr wrote a review Apr 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand101 contributions13 helpful votes
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What an amazing experience. By chance saw this when booking Earnslaw so decided to make a day of it. Staying in Q'town it was a long day trip with the drive but so worth it. First you board a boat for a magical trip across lake Te Anau to get to the Glow Worm caves. Once across
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Tayla m wrote a review Apr 2021
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand10 contributions3 helpful votes
This was an amazing experience. In 2 hours we boated across Te Anau lake, went through natural caves and finally went on a beautiful glow worm boat tour. The tour guides and skipper was excellence. Overall the trip went above and beyond to make it amazing! 1000% recommend to
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Date of experience: April 2021
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deardougal wrote a review Apr 2021
Wellington, New Zealand40 contributions8 helpful votes
Unexpectedly decided to do the 2 hour trip from Te Anau. Very glad we DoD. Great tour across the lake and to the caves. Guide awesome caves a great experience. Highly recommended
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The Gordon-Garretts wrote a review Mar 2021
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This was a good experience. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable and we enjoyed the boat ride to and from the caves. The time spent inside the caves themselves was not as long as we expected, but it was amazing to see glow worms up close.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Fantastic!
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A 'Must Do' in Queenstown
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Beautiful
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Simply stunning!
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A must to do !
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Once in a lifetime experience for all
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