Te Anau Glowworm Caves, Te Anau

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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  • I love caves so I was really looking forward to this one. We had a lovely cruise to the cave area and then a very informative guide to show us the caves and gloworms. We all enjoyed our afternoon.  more »
  • I know there are many sites around the world you can see glowworms but this tour is so different. Harry (Potter) our guide was full of very interesting information on all things glowworm and also...  more »
  • I was a bit apprehensive about this tour as my wife is a bit claustrophobic. Shouldn't have worried. It is a bit tight getting into the cave, but once inside there is plenty of room. The tour is...  more »

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