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Te Anau Glowworm Caves

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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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A secret other world!

We boarded the Real Journey's boat for a 20 minute trip through lake Te Anau with great commentary. Plenty of viewing with inside and outside seats. Arrived at cave and given... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We boarded the Real Journey's boat for a 20 minute trip through lake Te Anau with great commentary. Plenty of viewing with inside and outside seats. Arrived at cave and given briefing on procedure. Split into small groups and taken through cave system and onto small boat to see glow worms. While waiting for everyone to go through caves there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

A very peaceful trip, where you take a boat out to the caves (around 30 mins). Very beautiful out on the Lake. We didn't have many people so our trip felt intimate and was paced well. The tour was well handled - informative and friendly. Such a gorgeous location and well worth the time out there. Trip into the caves... More 

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Stanley, Falkland Islands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

It was quite busy with a big coach load if other guests, but still a great experience, the caves are fantastic with all the rushing glacial water.nthen a short ride in pitch black in a little boat to stare at the glow worms in the cave. No lights or talking, but unfortunately we had a guy in our trip who... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Toured with Real Journeys. Very organised and lots of experience. The Caves were beautiful and it was surreal. Really pleased as I booked this trip with my daughter in mind and I believe I enjoyed it more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Our group enjoyed the guided walk/boat through the caves, culminating in the glowworm experience. This experience may not be for the claustrophobic, however, as there are some minutes of complete darkness. I, however, did not find it at all frightening, nor did our 7 and 10 year old daughters. Seeing the glowworms this way was extra special!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Having missed the glow worm caves on the North Island, we decided to take in the Te Anau Caves. It was about a 20 minute boat ride across Lake Te Anau to the cave entrance. At that point we were split into small groups with a guide. Inside the cave we got on a small boat and coasted through the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The ticket includes the boat ride across Lake Te Anau, to the Glow-worm Caves. After the boat ride we were divided into small groups and had a short introduction about the caves and what to expect inside. Then we walked inside the cave (very dim lighting with railings and wet) and passed the underground rushing water falls. Then we boarded... More 

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We did an afternoon trip to the caves. Boat trip over was very informative and at the caves, the guides were all very welcoming. Yes it was wet, dark and open season for being bitten, but we had been advised of that before we got there! So glad we went and would recommend others to go if you can deal... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Exciting trip across the lake from the jetty to the caves visitor centre. Great scenery with non-stop commentary on board. Further information on arrival and then off to the canoes for the tour through the caves. Unfortunately, I was physically unable to access the canoe so returned to enjoy a coffee and snack while I awaited the tour return. Very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We were short on time and I did think maybe going on the evening trip would be a poor compromise. I was wrong. The boat is extremely powerful and the trip alone was exciting but the view of the southern sky from the top deck of a boat in the middle of a lake in the night was breathtaking. There... More 

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Address: 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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