Experience a mysterious underground world of rushing water before drifting in silent darkness beneath the luminous shimmer of hundreds of glowworms on this Te Anau Glowworm Caves tour.
Your trip to the Te Anau Glowworm Caves begins with a cruise to the western shores of Lake Te Anau on a purpose-built scenic cruise vessel. At the entry to the caves, you'll get to view the informative displays and learn about this geological wonder before you join your guide underground.
This underground world is astonishingly beautiful. By geological standards the caves are very young (just 12,000 years old!) and are still being carved out by the force of the river that flows through them. The result is a twisting network of limestone passages filled with sculpted rock, whirlpools and a roaring underground waterfall.
Deep inside the caves, you will be taken by a small boat into a silent hidden grotto inhabited by thousands of glowworms that are unique to New Zealand.
Book your passage into the illuminated underground world of the Te Anau Glowworm Caves today!
Meeting point: Real Journeys Visitor Centre, 85 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, New Zealand
Car: Te Anau is about a 2.5 hour drive from Queenstown and around 5 hours from Dunedin. Free parking is available at the meeting point.
Child ticket: Ages 5 - 14 years
Infants under the age of 5 are not recommended to enter due to the quietness requirement inside the cave.
Photography and loud noises are not permitted inside the cave.
Small group size (maximum 14 per guide).
This tour includes a 15 minute optional guided walk into the nearby forest to learn about the unique flora of the region.
Tours departing from Queenstown at 9:00 am and 6:55 am will stay for 2 - 4 hours in Te Anau, before heading to the Glowworm Caves at 2:00 pm.
Food and drinks can be purchased at the Cavern House at the Te Anau Glowworm Caves and also onboard the cruise vessel.
A reasonable level of fitness is required to participate in this tour (some bending is required due to low caves entrance and steps are involved). This tour is not suitable for passengers in wheelchairs or heeled shoes.
What to bring:
Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.
Please present the voucher on your mobile device on the day of the tour.
Your tour operator's contact details are included on the tour voucher.