Te Anau Glowworm Caves Tour

By Real Journeys
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Price is AU$91 per adult


Free cancellation available
2h 15m
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Multiple languages
Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Contactless tickets
Vehicles and venues aired out
Sanitiser provided


  • Chance for up-close experience with enchanting glowworms
  • Ecological expert provides fascinating information
  • Waterfall, pools & rushing rivers inside the Te Anau cave
  • Scenic cruise across the calm waters of Lake Te Anau
  • Unobstructed views from the comfort of a modern catamaran

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Te Anau Glowworm Caves Tour

2h 15m

Live Commentary in English.

Languages available: English

Price details

Price is AU$90.06 per ticket, price for 1 Adult is AU$90.06


Price is AU$90.06

What's included, what's not

  • What's includedGuided tour of Te Anau Glowworm Caves
  • What's includedCruise
  • What's includedTea or coffee
  • What's includedLive tour commentary provided in English
  • What's excludedHotel pickup and drop-off

Know before you book

  • Children 14 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • This activity is not recommended for infants
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
  • You must be able to climb and descend stairs.
  • If you have back, neck, joint, or muscular problems, you should carefully consider whether to participate.
  • Check-in is 20 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

What you can expect

Enjoy a scenic cruise through calm waters before descending into the curious caves to see walls covered in the sparkles of glowworms. Led by an ecological expert, ride on a small boat into a hidden grotto and witness the glittering displays of thousands of these luminous insects.

Begin your experience with a ride across Lake Te Anau aboard a modern catamaran—The Luminosa. With a large outdoor deck, take in views of the beautiful blue waters while your guide shares stories about the natural history and early settlements in the region.

Arrive at the Cavern House and make your way to Te Anau Glowworm Caves. Along the way, your guide will lead you through a detailed description of the cave and its various inhabitants. Wander through a twisting network of limestone passages filled with whirlpools and waterfalls—the perfect habitat for the alluring glowworm.

Continue deep underground, hop into a nimble vessel, and drift silently along a narrow river to a shimmering grotto. The intricate incandescence of countless illuminated creatures promises you an unforgettable and magical sight. Afterwards, retrace your steps out of the cave and return to Te Anau by catamaran.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption

Safety measures

  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity Location

  • Te Anau Glowworm Caves
  • 85 Lakefront Drive
  • Te Anau Southland 9600

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • RealNZ Visitor Center
    • 85 Lakefront Drive
    • Te Anau Southland 9600

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