Experiences Back Te Anau Glow-worm Caves

Experience a mysterious underground world of rushing water before drifting in silent darkness beneath the luminous shimmer of thousands of glow-worms. Your trip to the Te Anau Glow-worm Caves begins at the Real Journeys visitors centre in Te Anau with a cruise to the western shores of Lake Te Anau on a purpose-built scenic cruise vessel.

At the entry to the caves at Cavern House, view the informative displays and learn about this geological wonder before you join your guide underground. On the tour of the caves, our friendly guides will point out the highlights and share their knowledge of the caves and its history.

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, unique to New Zealand. In the subterranean darkness, they produce a glittering display that is nothing short of extraordinary.

A great family excursion, duration 2 hours and fifteen minutes. Please note that photography and filming is not allowed inside the caves.

Price: From $93 per person