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What an amazing tour. From start to finish, very well organised and informative.
Great tour! Beautiful boat ride to the cave site. Very interesting brief informational lecture on glow worms beforehand. Once inside caves, amazing glow worms and also rock formations and small waterfalls. Very friendly and knowledgable tour staff. Highly recommended.
Tour is amazing !!! Beautiful worm cave !!! The walls of the cave glitter in the dark like stars. It’s beautiful and very Peaceful . We love the tour !!!
Amazing. Boat ride, guide were great. The cave was a whole new experience, breath taking. Highly recommend it
This is something different. Nice cruise out there. Interesting tour. Don't do if you are afraid of the dark. No photos allowed in the cave. We really enjoyed it.
This was an excellent tour from Te Anau across the lake to the caves. It was well organised and most enjoyable. I recommend it whole heartedly. Jenny
We were very impressed by the professionalism of this tour. Everything was highly organised with the large group split into groups of 12 so it felt like a small group tour. Highlights were the boat ride in the glow worm cave and across the lake.
A very organised experience. This is something very special that you feel not many people get to do. It was really quite mind blowing and beautiful!
The Waitomo caves are larger, but they are also more expensive and service much larger groups. The boat ride across the lake gives you a beautiful different perspective of Te Anau's scenic landscape. Our guide was very informative not only on the glow worms, but the indigenous plant life information I used through out the entire trip across the South Island.
This was a great tour and more intimate than bigger caves elsewhere. Highly recommend.
What a great trip would highly recommend it to everyone, our guide was Thomas and he was great.
We loved this tour. It started with a lovely scenic boat ride and from the first glimpse inside the caves it was worth coming even before we saw our first glow worm. Very well conducted professional tour.
Professional and friendly staffs. Share lots of knowledge and information about the history of the caves and the life cycle of the glow worm. Excellent for the children as they could learn more about the NZ natures.
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It's a much more intimate and enjoyable tour than the one at Waitomo these caverns are narrower and extensive. Definitely do both, if you can, but this one would be my first choice.
This trip is excellent value with cruise walk. It is difficult enough to explain the majestic beauty of the lake but the most amazing aspect is being in a cave with fast rushing water and then doing a completely silent glide in a boat with only glow worms to light the way. Do it!
This was just amazing. Didn't really know what to expect but the glowworm caves are a must see. The boat left from downtown Te Anau right on time and we had a nice 45 minute trip up lake to the caves. There we had a good introduction to the geology of the area and the life cycle of the glowworms. Absolutely fascinating. If you are in Te Anau and don't do this trip you'll be sorry.
Pamela H United Kingdom
The tour starts with a 20 minute ferry cruise along Te Anau lake to the cave site. I had an evening booking so this became a fabulous start and finish to the glow worm cave experience, with the sun setting over one of the most scenic lakes in New Zealand. The entry to the cave was well organised and group sizes small. The walk into the cave involved fairly even ground underfoot, but some low headroom. It was in almost complete darkness to allow eyes to adjust, but the guide set a steady pace and kept up a commentary on the cave features. No stalactites as in some of the other caves because this is a fairly young one, but some impressive underground rivers. The glow worm caves themselves can only be reached by boat, so you climb in, sit down and drift in pitch dark and silence looking up to the roof of the cave at the constellations of tiny lights. A truly magical experience. On the return to the cave entrance there is an information centre, hot drinks and a video presentation while you wait for the ferry boat back to Te Anau jetty. Not for the claustrophobic or those afraid of the dark but a thoroughly enjoyable and unique experience.
It was a magic world when you go deep down the cave with all lights out but the flickering blue/green lights glowing above your heads. Let alone the beautiful view on Te Anau Lake. We had to drive over 200km from 6am in the morning to get there, but it was totally worth it!
Loved the guide on the Island.. she was so informative. Overall a great tour. New Zealand was amazing.
SANDRA B United Kingdom
This was great fun - the boat across the lake and then a small boat into the dark caves to see the many glow worms - an amazing and unusual sight! So glad we did this tour. Ideal for children
Amazing sight that exceeded out expectations. Very effciciently organized our as well - a lot of people but excellent crowd management.
A very interesting tour but have in mind that: the cave entrance is one meter high and you have to be able to walk few good meters in that position, have very good non slippery shoes, follow safety instructions. I would not recommend it for kids under 7 years old. I had few times when I regretted as it was very noisy, pitch dark, like in a cave. I didn't know that will walk actually 250 m inside the cave. It is interesting, the company Real Journey built a very difficult scaffolding system inside the cave to walk on for 250 m, an incredible amount of work. The guide is having a hard job to make himself heard in that environment, kudos to them!! Well trained, really appreciate their stamina.
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