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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  • 89 NZ$ per pax to make a 1h RT cruise on the lake/fiord is the best part of it Besides of that, nice little glowing worms in the cave... well, its the kind of activity you keep for rainy days!  more »
  • If you haven't seen the glowworm yet - try it! It's amazing to see this fascinating cave with the glowworms! The trip was in total 2:15h. A short boat ride to the caves around the lake, the visit of t...  more »
  • Unique experience. Definitely worth going, but there is no point visit again, if you ever saw it here or on the north island. I believe these are the only two location you can see this in New Zealand....  more »