Te Anau Glowworm Caves - Real Journeys

Experience a mysterious underground world of rushing water, before drifting in silent darkness beneath the luminous shimmer of glowworms. 

Your trip to the Te Anau Glowworm Caves begins with a cruise across Lake Te Anau to the western shores, as there is no road access to these caves 

At the entrance to the caves at Cavern House, view the informative displays and learn about the local geology. 
Inside the cave system, our friendly guides will point out the highlights and share their knowledge of the caves and its history.  
Deep inside the caves, in darkness you will be taken by small boat into a silent hidden grotto inhabited by hundreds of glowworms.

By geological standards the caves are very young (12,000 years) and are still being carved out by the force of the river that flows through them.  The result is a twisting network of limestone passages filled with sculpted rock, whirlpools and a roaring underground waterfall.  

  • Duration: 2hrs 15 mins
  • Includes cruise across Lake Te Anau
  • Trip can be done during the day or night
  • Small group size (maximum 14 per guide)
  • Wonderful family trip, suitable for all ages with the exception of infants
  • Departs: Te Anau
  • Departures: All year
  • Some bending is required at the caves entrance and steps are involved

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Real Journeys Visitor Centre
Lakefront Drive, Te Anau
New Zealand

0800 656 501
+64 3 249 6000