Te Anau Glowworm Caves, Te Anau

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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. Make Te Anau Glowworm Caves a part of your Te Anau vacation plans using our Te Anau tour itinerary builder website.
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  • Great trip. Lovely boat ride across Lake Te Anau. Very informative talk and then a walk through the caves culminating in hopping in a small boat and looking in the pitch black at the glow worms...  more »
  • The real journey crew looked after us very well. Young, friendly and very knowledgeable of the area and the caves.  more »
  • This is a must do in Te Anau! What a magical experience. The beautiful scenery on the boat trip over is amazing enough before you are lead into the most extraordinary underground cave system...  more »

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