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Te Anau Glowworm Caves

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Address: | Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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 a small boat into the grotto. Departs Te Anau.

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Well worth a visit!

Last minute trip to the glow worm caves. Excellent tour all round. Kids loved the boat trip, the caves were fascinating and it was also good value for money. Highly recommended

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Jashmore
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Last minute trip to the glow worm caves. Excellent tour all round. Kids loved the boat trip, the caves were fascinating and it was also good value for money. Highly recommended

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were humbled and awed by the roaring underground river, fed by snow melt from mountains kilometres in the sky. The glow worms were lovely and the presentation at the end was educational and relaxing. The boat ride out was beautiful. Thanks Real Journeys for the memories!

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Naas, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I guess quite a few people would think this trip would be nerdy.Nothing could be further from the truth.We took the 4:30pm sailing which wasn't as busy as subsequent ones.The trip through to the glowworm caves was enjoyable,although perhaps not for those who have a weak bladder.The sound of the rushing water could have you needing to go.The trip on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Supposedly you can only find glow worms in nz! The caves where they have worms are amazing. Your very own Bruce Wayne experience lol. This is a must for if you visit Te Anau :)

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I went on the 7:30 pm trip to the glow worms . The night time boat ride to the caves was about 25-30 minutes . This was great fun and gives u a chance to see the town at night - which is stunning . We arrived at the glow worms caves and were greeted quickly and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never visited a glow worm cave before. The tour after the boat ride was well organized. A sense of curiosity kicks in at every turn in the caves ... was a little worried if you look up with your your mouth ever opened ...and thought what if one of them fell in! Hahaha. My 5 yr old son was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved going to the glow worm caves! I would just caution against bringing a 6 month old baby. The way it works is you go over by ferry to a visitor centre, then small groups walk into the caves, then hop on a little boat once you're quite deep in the caves. When we booked were told we could... More 

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Maple Valley, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour stars with a boat trip to the caves, a quick cave intro in a info center type location, and then you head into the cave. The infrastructure within the cave is amazing. I wish I could have done a behind the scenes tour of that. In the cave there is about 10 minutes of walking through the cave... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe you've been to other glowworm caves, but if not, this is ideal. a 30 minute ferry ride gets you here, and a 30-40 minute trip thru the caves gives you an appreciation into the fascinating world of glowworms and is quite a spectacle. Well worth the $25-35 charge. n educational presentation awaits you afterwards. Don't miss it if you're... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the complete experience. Ferry across Lake TeAnau to the caves which was both educational, interesting and fun. Recommended.

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