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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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The whole experience was way better than we expected. The glow worms were really cool but the thing we liked best was the cave experience. I have been in a lot of caves but never one like this. There was a river running thru the...More
Not a great rating... but still an amazing experience. The setup is great, the staff were amazing and the tour it self was well done. Negatives you can’t hear the guide due to the water (maybe some type of headset option should be available, possibly...More
The glow worms was very touristy and frankly I wondered if all those little glow/lights were real! I enjoyed learning about them and liked walking and riding through the dark cave. But I probably wouldn't go if I knew! Good for kids if they can...More
The boat ride is nice, we went at 7pm and they gave us a commentary about the area which was interesting.
The caves themselves have roaring water and it's very beautiful inside. We enjoyed being plunged into darkness on the boat and the surreal feeling...More
A fun tour that's very well organised. Real Journey's Glow Worm tour in Te Anau is worth doing, especially if you have kids. The highlight of the tour is obviously the time in the cave and seeing the glow worms (total time in the cave...More
After the 40 minute cruise over Lake Te Anau, you arrive at the caves. The walk through the caves itself is just as good as getting on the boat in the darkness. The whole walk through is well worth it if you are in the...More
If you are looking for an amusement park type event this isn't it. It's simple and really fascinating. The critters are a miracle for sure! The best time to visit for the most glow worms is mid summer in December. Read up on them prior...More
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Check out realjourneys they run the trips to the caves. Roads and weather in Fiordland is variable, we got caught with a large snow fall a few years ago in the area in early June, but if you can handle the cold and have... More
Check out realjourneys they run the trips to the caves. Roads and weather in Fiordland is variable, we got caught with a large snow fall a few years ago in the area in early June, but if you can handle the cold and have flexible days, it is great.
The trips to the caves seem to run through all seasons. I am unsure of the camp sites at this time of year, but my son liked the one at Manapouri.
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