• 2 Hrs Duration
  • English
  • Free Cancellation 7 Days Before Use
  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Certain City Hotels Pick Up
  • No Meals Included

Te Anau Glowworm Caves Entry Ticket

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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!

Assembling arrangement:
  • 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.

  • Coach: Alternatively you can choose a coach transfer from Queenstown to Te Anau, which picks up from most Queenstown Hotels. Please enter the name of your hotel when booking.


  • 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:

  • Non-slip shoes

  • Waterproof jacket

  • Warm sweater

  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses

  • Insect repellent

How to Use
Booking information:
  • 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.

Cancellation rules:
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancellation or revision made at least 7 days before use.
  • 30% payment fee will be charged for cancellation or revision made at 4-6 days before use.
  • No cancellation or revision within 3 days before use.
  • If you do not show up at the required time, you will be considered to have forfeited your booking and will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Q:When will we take the 15 minute optional guided walk?
    A:Hi there, thank you for your question. You will take the 15 minute optional guided walk upon landing after the cruise and prior to the entry to the caves. If you have any other questions, please feel free to send an email to service@kootrip.com. Kind regards, Hilary
  • Q:Hi there, what is the best time in a day to visit the Glowworm Caves?
    A:Hi there, thank you for your question. It's always dark inside the caves, so you'll be able to see the glowworms on any departure. Just choose a departure which fits best with your itinerary. If you have any other questions, please feel free to send an email to service@kootrip.com. Kind regards, Hilary

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