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Address: Real Journeys Visitor Centre, Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
Description: Visit the Te Anau Glowworm Caves – an underground network of limestone...
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 small boats into the grotto. Departs Te Anau.
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An awesome tour!

As the tour cost only 50US$, we were somehow worried just how good it could get, as it also includes a cruise on Te Anau lake. Boy, we were in for a surprise. The tour was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

As the tour cost only 50US$, we were somehow worried just how good it could get, as it also includes a cruise on Te Anau lake. Boy, we were in for a surprise. The tour was brilliant, with some parts of it being literally magical - the boat ride inside the caves where the glowworms on the ceiling look like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

It was so cool to see underground rivers and rushing waterfalls. The glow worms were interesting to learn about too. The boat ride was peaceful as.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Be enthralled by the total darkness as you dive deeper into the cave on a boat. The glow worms looked like stars except blue in colour. The journey is very short for the amount of money paid and the entire cave ride lasted about 20minutes or less. More time was spent waiting for other groups to finish their tour while... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

One of a kind experience. The entrance may seem scary for some because you need to crawl through the opening in the rocks. Once you are through, I was amazed with the way the water has eroded the rocks. Once you are inside, you are taken on a boat, in pitch darkness and you are supposed to look up the... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Love the caves and the information session about the glow worms themselves. Was an unreal experience to be floating in complete silence and see all these beautiful glowing worms. Would definitely recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The caves are fantastic and worth seeing. However, be warned that in winter tour operators are not efficient getting you from Queenstown. And you might be waiting around for periods of time back and forth.

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Wanaka, New Zealand
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I had my mother and sister visiting me for a few weeks, although they aren't the thrill seekers I am, it was something we could still all enjoy together. This tour was a great little thing we could do as a family together even though we all have different levels of energy. It was peaceful and majestic. A really great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

very interesting to see how the worms are living. it is quite dark in the cave and you only see small spots, but it is very impressive

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

These caves are historically discovered and beautifully maintained. You need to book a tour, which includes a cruise to the caves and then a boat ride in the cave. The glow of the worm and the pattern adds beauty. You will be tempted to click pictures but photography is not allowed. The commentary is moderately informative and it will incite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The tour is well organized and very safe. Getting into the cave will make you feel like entering a fairy tale. Totally worth it! Do bring a jacket cuz it's very cold inside.

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Address: Real Journeys Visitor Centre, Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau

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