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Te Anau Glowworm Caves

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 $99.00
Child $30.00 (5 - 14 years)
Infant $0.00 (0 - 4 years)
Kids Go Free $30.00 (5 - 14 years)

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

Location

  • 85 Lakefront Dr, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand

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 February 28 to March 06

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant$0.00

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant$0.00

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant$0.00

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant$0.00

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant$0.00

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant$0.00

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant$0.00

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant$0.00

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant$0.00

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant$0.00

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant$0.00

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

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

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Vanessa Martin from New Zealand wrote on 22 September 2020

Caves experience

Really easy to move through the cave as my dad is 86. Information is current and interesting. Guides are very friendly. Boat trip was great with awesome views good commentary and clean. Well done all round.

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Violet Dunstan from New Zealand wrote on 16 August 2020

Beautiful day

We had a beautiful day to go over on the lake took my son was a great cruise and the staff were amazing an going through the caves was just magical well worth it thank you

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nicg13 from New Zealand wrote on 28 February 2021

Best thing to do in Te Anau

I loved this tour. It blew my mind. Highly recommend it

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Gail Murphy from New Zealand wrote on 24 February 2021

Great tour *****

Was a great experience, would recommend this to everybody

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JENNY SMITH from New Zealand wrote on 23 February 2021

Jenny

Great lake ride. The whole trip was pretty spectacular. Informative caring guides who ensured that we had the best experience. Thank you.

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