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“New Zealand at its best.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Te Anau Glowworm Caves

Te Anau Glowworm Caves
Real Journeys Visitor Centre, Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Owner description: 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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Dunedin, New Zealand
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“New Zealand at its best.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Lovely boat trip to start this amazing trip then the sweetest little cottage with a lovely fire to warm the toes before you head into the cave system. Although the start of the walkway can be a bit daunting with a low entry, it is well worth the moment of claustrophobia to experience a natural cave system with the clearest water I have ever seen flowing through. And then you get to go in a small boat and experience the glow worm grotto. The utter darkness and quiet is an experience not to be missed. Although the Waitomo Caves on the North Island have more worms, the river system makes this a unique attraction.

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“Fascinating visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Loved finding out all about gloworms in such a fantastic setting. The arrangements worked brilliantly.

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“Not for the claustrophobic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

It is actually quite a difficult access with some very low spots. The last bit of the tour is on a boat in total darkness except for the glow worms dots of light. Good information centre. Enjoyable sail across the lake to get there. A must-see in Te Anau.

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“More than just glow worms”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

The boat took us on about a 30 min. cruise across the lake to the caves. We walked in the caves to see a fall, river and then got in a boat to see the glow worms. At times we were completely in the dark..very eerie. But this had to happen to see the glow worms. A good explanation was given following the cave trek.

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“Interesting experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We enjoyed the tour from Te Anau. The guides were informative and friendly. The cave itself was really interesting. I'd never been that far inside a cave before, so it was fascinating to experience such darkness until you enter the glow-worm grotto. The presentation about the glow-worms was also interesting.

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