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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 2hour and 15 minute 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 hour and 15 minute 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 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.
Te Anau Glowworm Caves
View glittering glowworms in an underground cave system.
Well organised as usual by Real Journeys. The guides were informative and eager to assist. Interesting to experience the glow worm cave by dinghy pulled along the narrow waterway by means of ropes. Fabulous experience and not to be missed.
A "must do" experience when in Te Anau, it's fabulous.
, Feb 2020
The glow worm experience was everything we expected and more. The dinghy through the cave was very different and special plus the guided tour by Real Journeys personnel was as expected, very professional and informative. A not to be missed experience while in Te Anau.
A must-do when visiting the area, From check in to return, a wonderful experience. Our guides were knowledgeable, fun and entertaining. The glow worms themselves performed admirably and put on a great show. If you have mobility issues this might be a problem but the staff will do all possible and they'll let you know ahead of time. From little kids to older folks (like me) you'll finish up grinning.