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Experience a mysterious underground world of rushing water before drifting in silent darkness beneath the luminous shimmer of hundreds of glowworms.

Highlights

  • Cruise across Lake Te Anau
  • Guided tour of the caves by path, and by small boat in the grotto
  • Complimentary hot drinks

Your magical journey begins in Te Anau with a relaxing cruise to the glowworm caves onboard our modern catamaran the Luminosa.

Relax on board, enjoy the scenery as we cruise to the western shores of Lake Te Anau. There is no road access to the Te Anau Glowworm Caves.

Upon arrival at the glowworm caves, you'll meet your guide and be able to view the interesting displays in Cavern House and learn about this mysterious underground world.

Venturing underground in small groups, you will soon appreciate that the Te Anau Glowworm Caves date back over 12,000 years and are home to a vast network of twisting limestone passages filled with sculpted rock, whirlpools and a roaring underground waterfall.

Your experienced and friendly guide will share the fascinating history of the cave and point out interesting highlights along the way.

The highlight of the tour is when you transfer to a small boat in a secluded grotto where hundreds of tiny glowworms perform a dazzling display above you - a truly extraordinary sight.

There is time for an optional short nature walk in view of the lake edge.

After a dazzling tour you can reflect upon your experience on the return cruise to Te Anau.

Adult $103.00
Child $30.00 (5 to 14yrs)

What's included

  • Return cruise across Lake Te Anau
  • Optional short guided forest experience to learn about the unique flora of the region
  • Guided tour of the caves by path and by small boat
  • Unlimited hot drinks

Notes

  • Duration: 2.hrs 15mins

    Please Note: Some bending is required at the caves entrance and steps are involved.

    Departs: Real Journeys Visitor Centre, 85 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau.

    Te Anau is a 2.5 hour drive from Queenstown, so ensure you allow sufficient time to travel between the two locations.

    Note: Photography and video filming are NOT permitted inside the cave.

  • Suitable for all 5 years and over. Child rates apply 5-14 years.

Available Bookings from December 03 to December 09

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10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$103.00
  • Child$30.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$103.00
  • Child$30.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$103.00
  • Child$30.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$103.00
  • Child$30.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$103.00
  • Child$30.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$103.00
  • Child$30.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$103.00
  • Child$30.00

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Philip from New Zealand wrote on 08 November 2018

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The Anau caves

A good experience. Great staff. Can't show any photos as you are not allowed to take photos in the cave.

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Charlotte from New Zealand wrote on 29 January 2019

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Glowworm Caves- Te Anau

Amazing experience!

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Lindsey from New Zealand wrote on 08 November 2018

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Te Anau caves

Good trip. Crew on boat very informative on trip up Lake. Presentation before entering the cave told us a lot about the life of the glow worms. Tour very well done and the work that has been done thru the cave is a credit to all. Well worth doing.

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David from Australia wrote on 01 January 2019

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Te Anau Glowworm Caves

Great experience.

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Andrew Batts from Australia wrote on 05 April 2019

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Awesome

Simply awesome adventure in the Te Anau Glowworm Caves.

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