Te Anau Glowworm Caves

Te Anau Glowworm Caves

Explore a mysterious underground world of rushing water before drifting in silent darkness beneath the luminous shimmer of thousands of glowworms

An excursion to the Te Anau Glowworm Caves begins with a cruise across spectacular Lake Te Anau on a purpose-built scenic cruise vessel.

After disembarking on the western shores, there is time to view the informative displays at Cavern House before your friendly nature guide accompanies you into the caves in a small group (maximum 14 per group).

This underground world is astonishingly beautiful. 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.

Deep inside the caves, beyond the roar of the water, you will be taken by small boat into a silent hidden grotto inhabited by thousands of glowworms.   In the subterranean darkness, they produce a glittering display that is nothing short of extraordinary.

  Duration 2hrs 15mins  
 
  Suitable for all ages with exception of infants  
 
  Some bending is required at caves entrance and steps are involved

 


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 Cruising across Lake Te Anau to the Glowworm Caves
 


Te Anau Glowworm Caves - from Te Anau
Season: All year, daily departures
Duration: 2 hrs 15 mins
16 Apr 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
Departs: 2pm & 7pm
Prices from: $75 adult / $22 child
1 Nov 2014 - 30 Nov 2014
Departs: 9am, 2pm, 5.45pm, 7pm & 8.15pm
Prices from: $75 adult / $22 child
1 Dec 2014 - 26 Dec 2014
Departs: 2pm, 5.45pm, 7pm & 8.15pm
Prices from: $75 adult / $22 child
27 Dec 2014 - 15 Jan 2015
Departs: 10.15am, 2pm, 5.45pm, 7pm & 8.15pm
Prices from: $75 adult / $22 child
16 Jan 2015 - 28 Feb 2015
Departs: 9am, 2pm, 5.45pm, 7pm & 8.15pm
Prices from: $75 adult / $22 child
1 Mar 2015 - 15 Apr 2015
Departs: 2pm, 5.45pm, 7pm & 8.15pm
Prices from: $75 adult / $22 child
16 Apr 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
Departs: 2pm & 7pm
Prices from: $75 adult / $22 child

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Please note:

  • Suitable for all ages with exception of infants
  • Child rates apply for 5 - 14 years and infants 0 - 4 years carried free of charge
  • Some bending is required at caves entrance and steps are involved
  • No film / photography permitted inside caves
  • Additional departures may be added from time to time
  • Morning departure times may vary. Please check availability pages for latest departure schedules.




What to bring:

Non-slip shoes/boots, waterproof jacket, warm sweater/fleece jacket (8 - 12ºC cave temperature), sunscreen/ sunglasses, insect repellent and camera (note: photography and video filming are not permitted inside the cave).

Real Journeys also operates Doubtful Sound cruises (day and overnight), Milford Sound cruises (day and overnight) and TSS Earnslaw and Walter Peak excursions.

 

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