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. 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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  • First contact with the glowworms before the Waitomo Caves and... Without words! A wonderful way to get there, a very complete disclosure Centre and a visit, as all the of New Zealand, very interesting, demonstrating the respect for nature. A must-see!
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  • This place is a magical setting, whilst in the caves it is unbelievable what you are seeing! The trip on the boat and the tour takes about 3hours which is well worth it! They give a little talk at the...  more »
  • We purposely chose this site as opposed to the more touristy one on the north island. We were not disappointed. The guides were informative and the glowworm experience remarkable. Don't miss it.