Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour


  • Hot beverages will be provided

  • Be amazed by the wonders of nature at Te Anau

  • Take a trip underground the safe way


Meet your informative guide at the tour office to begin your 2 hour and 15 minute tour of the Te Anau glowworm caves. Start with a scenic cruise across Lake Te Anau before continuing underground to the cave system, located on the lake’s western shore. Upon arrival at the Cavern House, listen an interesting talk about the life cycle of the glowworm as well as the history of the caves. Your guide leads you on an exploration of the caves by footpath and small punt along the rushing underground river. Observe water-sculpted rock formations and drift into the glowworm grotto to marvel at the mysterious sight of thousands of tiny glowworms. Learn what feats of nature create the incandescence in the silent darkness.  Afterward, you’re returned by boat across the lake to Te Anau.

Tour info

2 hours 15 minutes
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Why take this tour?

On this guided tour of Te Anau's glowworm caves you'll learn all about the lives of these amazing little creatures, as well as the natural environment that hosts them. Start with a scenic cruise across Lake Te Anau to reach the caves, then spend 2 hours and 15 minutes inside with a knowledgeable guide. This is a fun and informative activity that both adults and kids will enjoy. Be sure to dress warm!

What’s included?

  • Lake cruise on Lake Te Anau

  • Complimentary Tea & Coffee

  • Entry/Admission - Te Anau Glowworm Caves

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 2h 15m

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Government regulations strictly adhered to. Covid Tracing App QR Code displayed- for those not using the app there is a paper sign-in sheet.

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Operated by:

Real Journeys

About operator:

Real Journeys is a family-owned business that has been operating for over 60 years. We offer cruises and tours departing from Queenstown, and in Queenstown.

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