Te Anau, New Zealand
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clock-o2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English and 4 more


See the glowworm caves of Te Anau on an underground adventure sure to charm visitors of all ages. An informative guide joins you on the 2.5-hour Te Anau glowworm caves tour, starting with a cruise across Lake Te Anau. Then marvel at the shimmering illumination of thousands of glowworms as you glide through the quiet darkness of this magical underground world.
  • See the glow worms and beautiful rock formations on this tour from Te Anau
  • Enjoy a return cruise trip on Lake Te Anau
  • Friendly and informative guide

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Multiple departure times means this tour can fit easily into any itinerary.
Meet your informative guide at the tour office to begin your 2.5-hour 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 (a flat-bottomed boat propelled with a pole) 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.


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Dec 2018

Very professional knowledgeable staff. Short boat ride over to the cave and a walk into into an amazing cave experience. Very beautiful!

, Apr 2018

Good tour with cruise and very informative on glow-worms. Very busy tour - lots of people on it, but broken into smaller groups for tour in caves which was good.

, Apr 2018

Incredible your. Wonderful

, Mar 2018

Couldve been 5 Stars EXCEPT a Patron had a very young baby, far too young to enter an immensely dark cavern that was crying and out of control BEFORE We even left the Visitors Centre. The Staff was explicit that quiet was required in the Cave, yet ALLOWED this less then one year old go on the Tour. The child SCREAMED the entire time, completely ruined our experience. Totally TRASHED IT. The Staff ALLOWED THIS TO OCCUR. We spent our 200 for a very poorly managed Tour- they got that Patrons money and OURS. There needs to be a MINIMUM AGE. The vast majority of Patrons are Adults. 10 had a lost experience, 2000 -so a family of 4 misbehaved

, Mar 2018

This tour was so interesting! It was like seeing stars in the sky but in a dark cave. The only thing I would like to see different is to have a short video on the glowworms instead of having someone speak about it.

, Mar 2018

Really well done. A highlight of our trip to Nz

, Feb 2018

It is very interesting tour.

, Feb 2018

Very well organised trip
Must do

, Jan 2018

What an amazing tour. From start to finish, very well organised and informative.

, Jan 2018

Rigtig god tur. Virkelig søde guider, flot oplevelse. Der var god tid til at få det hele med, små grupper og god plads. Bar dog lidt præg af samlebåndsarbejde, men sådan er det jo nogle gange når det er en populær oplevelse og der er mange der gerne vil opleve det. Dette ødelagde dog ikke oplevelsen som jeg klart vil anbefale.

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