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Meet your informative guide at the tour office to begin your 2 hour and 15 minute 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 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.
85 Lakefront Dr, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand
Returns to original departure point
Lake cruise on Lake Te Anau
Complimentary Tea & Coffee
Entry/Admission - Te Anau Glowworm Caves
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off
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
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I did not know what to expect, when I agreed to participate in this tour, but I was so glad I did. The boat ride to the cave was interesting and very informative. Upon arrival, you are further informed abt the glow worms. The total...More
We did this tour on a rainy day, but that doesn’t effect the glow worm experience in any way. The boat ride is a comfortable 25 minute journey to the drop off point,. The rain did hinder the views of the Fiordlands though.
Very good, and much much better cave boat ride/ effect than waitomo caves. System much younger so no surprises re smooth caves. Boat ride to caves made the trip a real event. If unable to expand cave systems then should have perhaps a short bush...More