Te Anau Glowworm Caves, Te Anau

(4.1/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web)
Step into a boat and glide into the magical world of Te Anau Glowworm Caves, a system of 12,000-year-old limestone caves carved into intricate curving shapes by the river running through them. The caves, also explorable on foot, are home to glowworms, bioluminescent fly larvae that fill the cave with a soft light. As the caves are fragile, certain areas are restricted from visitors. You will need to register online for one of a few daily tours by boat and foot, which are run in small groups of around 12 people. With our world travel planner, Te Anau attractions like Te Anau Glowworm Caves can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Was very disappointed, because I myself was looking forward. The boat is a half an hour to the cave-ridden. Then in groups of 14 people through the caverns channeled with another cave ride in absolute darkness. Okay, the fireflies were already very beautiful out on the cave walls hang bright as they. Who however suffers from claustrophobia, should not participate better in this attraction, because the corridors are very narrow due to the many rocks around. Through these mass processing, as it is fed through the corridors, it loses authenticity.
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  • We were disappointed with this tour as the caves were poorly lit & it was very hard to know where you were going especially when having to watch out for your head & arms whilst walking in the dark. Th...  more »
  • We booked on-line to ensure we didn't miss out on the experience. The staff were pleasant and our guide pleasant and informative. The boat ride through the caves was a dreamy, magical experience in co...  more »