Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour - Queenstown

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 2 Hrs 15 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    9am: 1 Dec - 30 Apr, 10:15am: All Year, 2:00pm: All Year, 4:30pm: 1 Oct - 30 Apr, 5:45pm: 1 Oct - 30 Apr, 7:00pm: All Year, 8:15pm: 1 Oct - 30 Apr,
  • Departure Details :
    85 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


The fascinating Te anau caves system on the western shore of Lake te anau offers an underground adventure that charms visitors of all ages. This tour takes you to a mysterious underground world of rushing water before drifting in silent darkness beneath the luminous shimmer of thousands of glowworms.


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Informative, friendly and professional guide

Family friendly

Free drinks included

Choice of several departures throughout the day

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Following a scenic cruise across Lake Te anau to Cavern House. Upon arrival join an informative talk about the life cycle of the glow worms, the history of the caves, their development and operation.

Next your friendly guide will take you on an exploration of the caves by path and small punt. Observe how the rushing water sculpts the rock formations, before gliding through silent darkness to the glowworm grotto. The delicate incandescence of thousands of tiny glowworms is a magical sight. Return to Te anau by boat across the lake, reflecting on this amazing experience of nature.


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

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 5 years

Not wheelchair accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 24-Feb-2020

    Well worth it. Fantastic place and knowledgeable guides. Trip on boat good too. Especially on a calm day

  • 19-Feb-2020

    A must-do when visiting the area, From check in to return, a wonderful experience. Our guides were knowledgeable, fun and entertaining. The glow worms themselves performed admirably and put on a great show. If you have mobility issues this might be a problem but the staff will do all possible and they'll let you know ahead of time. From little kids to older folks (like me) you'll finish up grinning.

  • 03-Feb-2020

    This trip included a 2 yr old child who could not sit still nor keep quiet. Hence the whole trip was spolt. There was not a magical moment in the caves just a lot of howling and crying.

  • 03-Feb-2020

    Amazing little Cruise to the glow worm cave.
    The Glow worms were amazing to watch. Our tour guid was amazing too.

  • 27-Jan-2020

    Excellent trip with amusing, informative staff.
    We took the 4.30 trip and saw hundreds of glow worms in the stunning caves.
    I would highly recommend this trip

  • 09-Jan-2020

    It‘s much better than I expected, very magic , very good organized and also very informative, a must in Te Anau

  • 06-Jan-2020

    The tour was well organised - great guides, the boat trip was easy with lovely views and the caves/ glowworms are magical.

  • 26-Nov-2019

    We came in rainy October and the original booking and then the day after got canceled. Luckily we gave it one more try. Because of all the rains we were super up close to the glow worms and got a great experience.

  • 21-Oct-2019

    A lovely cruise and commentary on the LakeTe Anau. The caves were a lot easier to access than we thought. Enjoyed the boat and glow worms.

  • 19-Aug-2019

    Book in for the first night of your stay incase of poor weather conditions enquiring to be cancelled and rescheduled. There was flooding in the caves on my first night but thankfully there was space to be moved to the next day which worked out well. The boat journey across the lake was really cool. It was really dark and they turned the lights off in the boat too which was really pretty awesome! The stories about the glow worm caves were cool - and the guides very knowledgeable. The caves are super impressive

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