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Te Anau Glowworm Cave Tour

Te Anau, New Zealand

Journey into the fascinating Te Anau Glowworm Caves and explore complicated limestone passages, whirlpools and an underground waterfall on this half day tour

Duration2 Hrs 15 Min
Start & End Time
Start & End TimeVarious
Minimum Age
Minimum Age5+
MealsNot Included
Start & End Location
Start & End LocationTe Anau
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Te Anau Glowworm Cave Tour Highlights

  • Get up to $15 cash back per person when you book with us!

  • 2 incredible hours of guided cave exploration

  • Small group size (maximum 14 per guide)

  • An unforgettable opportunity to see glowworms up-close

  • Optional short guided forest experience to learn about the unique flora of the region

  • Cruise across Lake Te Anau

  • Unlimited hot drinks including tea and coffee

What to Expect

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the best time of day to visit?

It’s always dark inside the caves, so you’ll be able to see the glowworms on any departure.

Daylight hours do vary significantly in NZ so for evening tours, it may be dark for the cruise across Lake Te Anau to reach the caves, or on your return. Just choose a departure which fits best with your itinerary.

Inside the caves the temperature is a fairly constant 8 - 12º Celsius, so bring a warm sweater/fleece jacket. 

Yes, however please note at the entrance to the caves there is a large rock overhang and bending is required to pass this section.  

There are also steps and often the walkways are wet, so care is required in the subdued light.

Te Anau is about a 2 hour 30 minute drive from Queenstown and around 5 hours from Dunedin.

From Manapouri, it's around a 30 minute drive.  

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Cancellation Policy:

A Refundable Booking is available at checkout. This will provide 100% refund for one of the many reasons included via our terms - including adverse weather, sickness or delays with transport.

All customer cancellation & refund requests are also subject to our website’s own refund conditions.

Tour Operator

RealNZ Visitor Centre, 85 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau