Marvel at the natural wonders of Te Anau in New Zealand. The name Te Anau Caves means 'caves of rushing waters'. It is a place of waterfalls, rapids and whirlpools. These spectacular limestone caverns are famous for seeing glow worms. Explore this mysterious underground world of rushing water before drifting in silent darkness beneath the luminous shimmer of thousands of glowworms.
The tour to the Glowworm Caves departs from Real Journeys Visitors Centre, Lakefront, Te Anau. Please make your own arrangements to reach this place.
Cruise across beautiful Lake Te Anau on board the new luxury catamaran Luminosa to Cavern House located on the western shores. During the cruise enjoy the large outdoor viewing deck or relax inside the spacious cabin. Your crew will share stories about the natural history and early pioneers to the region.
On arrival join your nature guide for your Te Anau Glowworm Caves experience both above and below ground. Highlights include the spectacular Tunnel Burn Stream that flows the caves system. Observe water at work sculpturing the limestone and learn about this young and dynamic cave system. Deep underground groups are transferred into small boats to drift silently along the river below a magical display of the New Zealand Glowworm.
Above ground your guide will explain in detail aspects of the cave and its various inhabitants in our well-appointed visitor and interpretation centre.
Return by catamaran to Te Anau.
This is a good tour to do at night in Te Anau. The boat ride to the caves offers a fantastic view of the lake....Daniel Fung
Guides were informative and friendly, very smooth cruise and enjoyed seeing the glow worms....JAY HUTCHINSON
Booking through isango was a breeze. The whole process booking through to the tour was seamless and very professional. The caves tour was excellent and was catered towards all...Sameep Kale
2 hours 15 minutes
Year round: 1400h (02:00pm) and 1900h (07:00pm)
01 Nov - 15 Apr: 1615h (08:15pm)
01 Nov - 30 Apr: 1745h (05:45pm)
01 Nov - 30 Nov: 0900h (09:0am)
16 Jan - 28 Feb: 0900h (09:0am)
27 Dec - 28 Feb: 1015h (10:15am)
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
The tour starts from Real Journeys Visitors Centre, Lakefront Drive, Te Anau.
The tour ends at the starting point
Wear comfortable and sturdy walking shoes/boots Bring Waterproof jacket, woolen seater/fleece jacket, Sunscreen and sunglasses, Insect repellent Photography and video filming are not permitted inside the caves
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.
Photography and video filming are not permitted inside the caves
A reasonable level of agility is necessary (some bending is required due to low caves entrance and steps are involved)
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
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