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Te Anau Glowworm Caves

| Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour
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Te Anau Super Saver: Milford Sound Nature Cruise plus Te Anau Glowworm Cave Tour
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Te Anau Super Saver: Doubtful Sound Cruise plus Te Anau Glowworm Cave Tour
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Visit the Te Anau Glowworm Caves - an underground network of limestone caves lit by hundreds of glowworms. In the darkness they produce a glittering display. Carved out by the force of the river, the underground world is surprisingly beautiful with whirlpools and roaring waterfalls. Begin with a scenic cruise across Lake Te Anau and then our nature guides will take you in groups through the caves and then in a small boat into the grotto. Departs Te Anau.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a well organised trip, the boat journey across the lake was comfortable, the staff were friendly, polite and enthusiastic about the caves and the history behind them. It's a little on the expensive side, but, its a unique experience so you are paying...More

Thank pmgreenwood
Reviewed 4 days ago

I really enjoyed visiting the glow worm cave. The large boat takes you across the fresh water lake, said to be one of the largest fresh water lakes in the Southern Hemisphere. Once there the well informed guides take you in small groups into the...More

Thank Jason C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went int he winter so boat trip across the lake was in the dark, would be lovely in the lighter evenings Whole trip really well organised and floating through the caves in the dark with the glow worms lighting the ceiling was magical

Thank Jo8Cumbria
Reviewed 5 days ago

I first visited the glow worm caves about 25 years ago. This time I took a friend who is more of an urbanite than nature lover - but even she was impressed with the magnificent cavern with its underground river system and of course the...More

Thank quin-i-bog
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit and learned quite a lot. We needed more time in the educational room after our glow worm tour. They need a Chinese language introduction film of instructions - the language barrier meant the Chinese speaking tourists did not obey the 'silence...More

Thank kidsalongtraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The boat trip and the cave itself was an awesome experience and such beautiful scenery! However seeing the actual glow worms themselves was the least exciting part, however I enjoyed it for what it was and the people were amazing

Thank Kirsten H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Execellent afternoon with the kids exploring the caves. Great guided tour with fabulous local knowledge.

Thank Bonnie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This one is an iffy one. I loved the cruise over and Lake Te Anau was so scenic. When we got to the glow worm caves it was kind of dull. The actual tour lasts for like 20-30 minutes and 5 of them is actually...More

Thank DamoTravels23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is totally an awesome experience. It was great to know how they preserve this place. Wish they can expand further.

Thank 286karing
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked the daytime tour with Real Journeys which departed from Queenstown. Nice scenic drive to Te Anau and cruise across Lake Te Anau. In awe of the cave, the rock formations and the beautiful waterfalls. Needed to board a boat to see the beautiful glow...More

Thank kitty202001
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Mariyani W
7 July 2017|
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Response from MIKEndSUE | Reviewed this property |
You should be OK, it is not very hard or very long.
Amanda S
27 November 2016|
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Response from RTC411 | Reviewed this property |
Aloha, I agree with the other answers. I can't explain why some people like something and the same amount of people don't like it similar to the elections recently in America.
Amanda S
27 November 2016|
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Response from Nicholas Y | Reviewed this property |
There is no particularly charges for sitting near the guide. I went at 4pm and the tour is pretty good. I got a 6 yr old and he enjoy it. The tunnel is narrow and some section is pretty Low. People walk in a single line and... More