Te Anau Glowworm Caves

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Te Anau Glowworm Caves
4.5
Bodies of Water • Caverns & Caves
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Visit the Te Anau Glowworm Caves - an underground network of limestone caves lit by hundreds of glowworms. In the darkness they produce a glittering display. Carved out by the force of the river, the underground world is surprisingly beautiful with whirlpools and roaring waterfalls. Begin with a scenic cruise across Lake Te Anau and then our nature guides will take you in groups through the caves and then in a small boat into the grotto. Departs Te Anau.
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2-3 hours
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AJ!
Nottingham, UK37 contributions
Interesting but overly expensive
Aug 2021 • Family
Great little boat ride over to the island - good commentary to tell us about what we were looking at!
On the island the tour was a little lack lustre... our guide spoke to us once to show us a stalactite the size of a thimble, then took us on a boat to see the glow worms. For all we know they could have been LED’s on a wall! But the boat ride in the dark and with the twinkle lights
Written 10 August 2021
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peter
Nelson, New Zealand85 contributions
Worth doing
Jul 2021 • Couples
Nature isn't my priority when on holiday but was impressed with this trip. Had a good short cruise to get to the cave and then a good guide took us through the cave with a short boat trip to see the glow worms. May not be the thing if you are clostraphbic. The commentary on the boat was very good and like all the locals we met they are very passionate about the area.
Written 1 August 2021
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Lynda
Auckland, New Zealand204 contributions
Worth a visit!
Jul 2021 • Couples
Nice and comfy boat ride with interesting facts en route to the glow worm caves. Cool setup once you arrive with well lit and designed walkways. We had a great time.
Written 26 July 2021
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RhAdey
3 contributions
Don’t miss this experience.
Jul 2021 • Family
Don’t miss this. Recommended by friends of ours, it’s a great trip across the lake - very informative - followed by a unique cave and boat experience to see the glow worms.

Our children loved the different aspects of the trip and then the warm drinks and educational presentation at the end.

Take a coat as it’s cooler in the caves!!
Written 17 July 2021
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Karen S
19 contributions
A sensory experience
Jul 2021
Amazing experience. Pleasant boat ride with chatty, informative commentary. Separated into groups on arrival for going into the caves in smaller groups, we were perhaps 10-12. The caves are stunning! And the powerful, rushing water incredible to hear and see. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and patient with all the questions she received. The pitch blackness of the cave where the glowworms are was something I have never experienced. While the glowworms are pretty, the cave, water and darkness are just as wonderful. A very sensory experience.
Written 16 July 2021
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Tinkie12
Invercargill, New Zealand48 contributions
Great Cave Trip even without the Glowworms
Jun 2021
Due to heavy rain, the glowworm grotto was flooded but Real Journeys offered either a full refund or a trip to the caves anyway (minus the glowworms) as parts of the cave were still accessible. We were glad we chose the cave trip. Marky? our guide on the boat was awesome and we had a great cruise on the Lake with stunning scenery. Upon arrival at the caves, Harry was brilliant - great guide and told us so many interesting facts about glowworms. The caves blew us away, they were fantastic, especially the waterfall which was raging due to the recent rainfall. We'll definitely come back for the full experience but were pleased we were able to do this trip even without the glowworms. Staff were great!
Written 26 June 2021
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Renate W
21 contributions
Beautiful but..
May 2021 • Friends
Beautiful boat ride. It was amazing to see so many glowworms in the dark. Our tour guide was also good, you could tell he knew a lot, he was very charismatic but the only bad thing and the reason why I can’t rate this with 5 stars is because he was really smelly. It’s a shame because you wanted to get closer to listen better but you couldn’t.
Written 9 June 2021
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KCBC-Europe
Auckland, New Zealand39 contributions
Very interesting
May 2021
Yes not as many glow worms as Waitomo caves but still a great trip across the lake and very interesting - loved the power of the rushing water
Written 30 May 2021
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Tom Brew
Dunedin, New Zealand32 contributions
Surreal experience
Apr 2021 • Business
We really enjoyed our tour of the glow worm caves. The guide was very knowledgable, friendly and funny. The boat experience looking up at glow worms in the dark was surreal.
Written 27 May 2021
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Grant
Christchurch, New Zealand9 contributions
Glowing glow worm review!
Apr 2021 • Friends
Great boat trip, weather superb. Tour through caves was fantastic, and the staff were great. Very friendly and knowledgeable
Written 25 May 2021
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