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Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour provided by Real Journeys

Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 13/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour
Government regulations strictly adhered to. Covid Tracing App QR Code displayed- for those not using the app there is a paper sign-in sheet.
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Updated 13/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
On this guided tour of Te Anau's glowworm caves you'll learn all about the lives of these amazing little creatures, as well as the natural environment that hosts them. Start with a scenic cruise across Lake Te Anau to reach the caves, then spend 2 hours and 15 minutes inside with a knowledgeable guide. This is a fun and informative activity that both adults and kids will enjoy. Be sure to dress warm!
  • You'll start at
    85 Lakefront Drive
    85 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand
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    Te Anau Glowworm Caves
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    View glittering glowworms in an underground cave system.
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    Pass by
    Lake Te Anau
  • You'll end at
    85 Lakefront Drive
    85 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand
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  • The tour includes a return boat ride across the lake
  • Hot beverages will be provided
  • Be amazed by the wonders of nature at Te Anau
  • Take a trip underground the safe way
Important Information
Departure Point
85 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand
2h 15m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Lake cruise on Lake Te Anau
  • Complimentary Tea & Coffee
  • Entry/Admission - Te Anau Glowworm Caves
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 72 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
Michelle R wrote a review Oct 2020
75 contributions6 helpful votes
What an interesting and mesmerising experience. Staff were super friendly, helpful and informative. The worms were so cool and the information talk was enlightening. Sitting in the boat waiting to see them and there they were, right above my head. The trip out was stunning.
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Date of experience: October 2020
KAZ wrote a review Oct 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand28 contributions14 helpful votes
We really enjoyed the Glow worms visit. The whole experience from the cruise across the lake to entering the cave and floating in the boat in the dark watching the lights twinkle. The whole attraction was awesome. Great for all ages.
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niamhs456 wrote a review Aug 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand569 contributions98 helpful votes
Great trip at the weekend 30 mins boat ride around te anau lake is fab ,beautiful lake and some great scenery on a clear day .the boat itself is nicely kitted out with clean bathroom and some hot or cold water full station to make tea or fill up.there is also plenty of
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tracyn245 wrote a review Jul 2020
3 contributions
So amazing to explore the glow worm caves. Loved the short boat trip at the end within the caves. Very informative and friendly crew. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
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Date of experience: July 2020
Kate S wrote a review Jun 2020
Colwall, Malvern,United Kingdom27 contributions7 helpful votes
Going on the boat within the cave in darkness to see the glow worms. Magical. Knowledgeable guides too. Great trip, but you need to be reasonably physically able.
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Date of experience: February 2020
About the operator

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A Great Experience, highly recommend.
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Great way to have a relaxed afternoon
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Amazing trip
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Loved every minute, scenery was amazing and particularly loved the commentary along the way, this was so informativ
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Everything was wonderful, except the Donkeys... they needed some love and a brush (thick tufts of winter fur all ov
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Fantastic Trip.
We were made to feel welcome right from the start of the get go. All the staff were extremely friendly and very kno
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2h 15m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese
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