Great sights really well run tour enjoyed the whole experience
Amazing experience! There's a quick ferry over to the spot of the cave. Then there is a short informative talk about the glow worms and then the cave filled with glow worms. No pictures allowed to preserve your night vision. On a side note, my husband originally did not want to go, but ended up loving it! Very cool experience.
This was extremely professional and came off without a single problem. I really enjoyed the entire trip and the caves were intimate and special.
A thoroughly enjoyable experience, start to finish: The ride across Lake Te Anau by catamaran was scenic and smooth. The brief trek through the rainforest to the caves was fascinating. Our tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable, and in control. The caves themselves were amazing--not necessarily for the glow worms. It was thrilling to see a raging torrent of water that is actively carving out a passage to the lake. Along the way toward the section where glowworm habitation was the focus, you could see occasional glowworms twinkling in crevasses in the rocky roof. The guide pointed out and explained geological formations in the caves. After hoofing it for a while, at times needing to crouch a little, we had an in-cave boat trip in complete darkness through a starry sky of glowworms. Then there was a guided rainforest walk and a presentation on the worms. It turns out that they aren't all happiness and bioluminescent light! They can be cannibals, and they emit poisonous and paralyzing droplets along dozens of silk threads to catch their prey. It may make sense that this information doesn't come out until after the tour! Note that, at the departure point, there is a little store that features good buys on such items as possum fingerless gloves.
It was really cool just being in the cave and the boat gets you very close to the glow worms. A must do in Te Anau!
Just a tip, suggest wearing insect repellent for sand flies!
Great trip, friendly staff. Kids and adults both enjoyed seeing the glow worms!
When I first booked this trip, my adult children thought I was nuts. Afterwards....they apologized! This was a great tour. From the boat ride over....to the peacefully calm moments sitting in complete darkness...looking flow of these little creatures above us like stars. And no one even mentions the rushing river and waterfalls in the cave! Really a fun trip. I highly recommend!
I went at night because of scheduling issues, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Stunning.
A great day..the Moose Bar at Te Anau is a wonderful place to spend the time waiting for the glow worms visit. The bar manager made us feel very welcome and our lunch of NZ lamb shanks was brilliant
Wonderful!! Perfect! Absolutely gorgeous!
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