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Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour

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  • Location: Te Anau, New Zealand
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2264RJ400

The fascinating Te Anau caves system on the western shore of Lake Te Anau offers an underground adventure that charms visitors of all ages. This tour takes you to a mysterious underground world of rushing water before drifting in silent darkness beneath the luminous shimmer of thousands of glowworms.


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  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Family friendly
  • Free drinks included
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day

Following a scenic cruise across Lake Te Anau to Cavern House. Upon arrival join an informative talk about the life cycle of the glow worms, the history of the caves, their development and operation.

Next your friendly guide will take you on an exploration of the caves by path and small punt. Observe how the rushing water sculpts the rock formations, before gliding through silent darkness to the glowworm grotto. The delicate incandescence of thousands of tiny glowworms is a magical sight. Return to Te Anau by boat across the lake, reflecting on this amazing experience of nature.

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Real Journeys Office
Departure Time:
2pm, 7pm - All year
5:45pm -1 Nov to 30 April
8:15pm - 1 Nov to 15 April
2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:

Returns to original departure point

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Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour

Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour

  • Lake cruise on Lake Te Anau
  • Entry to the Caves
  • Light refreshments
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 5 years
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: juels54, February 2016

Great trip, lovely ride across the lake, knowledgable staff and a slightly spooky trip underground in complete darkness apart from the glow worms

Reviewed by: Janet E, January 2016

Gorgeous weather, a top-notch tour operator, and stunning natural wonder made for a perfect day!

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Tour code: 2264RJ400