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Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour

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Overview
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!
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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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You'll end at
85 Lakefront Drive
85 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand
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Highlights
  • 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
Duration
2h 15m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Lake cruise on Lake Te Anau
  • Complimentary Tea & Coffee
  • Entry/Admission - Te Anau Glowworm Caves
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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William T wrote a review 14 Feb
12 contributions
Very nice experience. The boat ride to the caves was quite nice while the caves were fascinating. The tours worked like clockwork, efficiently bringing 3-4 groups of 14 into the cave with minimal interference or overlap. The boat ride in the cave was quite surreal, with stars
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Date of experience: February 2020
rbndate wrote a review 11 Feb
12 contributions1 helpful vote
Glow Worm tour a must if you are in the area. A great tour by a very knowledgeable guide. The whole cave system is wonderful.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour
Responded 6 days ago
Kia Ora. Great to hear you had a wonderful experience and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit. Kind Regards - The Team at Real Journeys.
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Pamela B wrote a review 7 Feb
199 contributions48 helpful votes
We were lucky enough to go on the Glow Worm tour the day before it had to be cancelled because of the floods. The boat takes you across the lake which is a lovely start to the tour. There is a very interesting video presentation about glow worms with one of the knowledgeable
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour
Responded 6 days ago
Kia Ora Pamela - it's great to hear you were able to experience the Glowworm Caves before the weather intervened. We are so pleased you had a great experience with us and thank you for recommending this trip so highly. Kind Regards - The Team at Real Journeys.
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Ssiar x wrote a review 2 Feb
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We really enjoyed our Glow-worms cave tour. We had a lovely trip across the lake to the cave. The cave itself is awesome as you travel down into it to get to the boat to see the glow worms. You then spend 15 or so minutes in complete darkness in the boat just soaking in the
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia Ora and thank you for the 5 star review of your Glowworm Cave trip. Great to hear that you all loved the experience no matter the age - there's certainly something for everyone and we think it's pretty unique. We hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday. Kind Regards - The Team at Real Journeys.
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Art wrote a review 1 Feb
4 contributions
A stunning example of evolution at it's finest. Our guide was fantastic and knowledgeable. As a cave lover, this ticked every box.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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By: Real Journeys
Katherine
60
Overloaded!
Would be a far more pleasurable experience if they didn't overload the boat, seems unfair to not get a seat there
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Stef B
London, United Kingdom
212
Great way to see Doubtful Sound
The overnight cruise was a lovely way to see Doubtful Sound. We were picked up from Queenstown and had a
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Jeff
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
8015
Pristine Beauty.
Amazing views of Glacial Fjords, Majestic mountains, opaline waters and swirling cloud formations. We normally
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William T
Sterling, Virginia
50
Te Anau cruise and Glow Worm Cave
Very nice experience. The boat ride to the caves was quite nice while the caves were fascinating. The tours worked
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Michael
Melbourne, Australia
166
Great day out
Everyone I know who as done this tour raves about it so of course we had to do it ourselves. We were not
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Michael T
Formby, United Kingdom
440175
Mist opportunity
10m of rain a year. That's over 1 inch of rain per day. Therefore expect it to be raining. Unfortunately the rain
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John M
Virginia Beach, Virginia
2611
Relaxing way to experience Milford Sound
We thoroughly enjoyed our overnight cruise on the Mariner! Unlike seeing the Sound on a cruise ship, the Mariner
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rbndate
Greater Melbourne, Australia
121
Wonderful , educational tour .
Glow Worm tour a must if you are in the area. A great tour by a very knowledgeable guide. The whole cave system
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Rachel Breen
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
70
Ulva island
I was lucky enough to voyage out to Ulva island on this tour today and what a blast it was! Our guide, Erin, was
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AmsterdamLippy
Crete, Greece
183
Wilderness Tour
Great time, well organised although busy would highly recommend. Weather was really wonderful which was an added
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