Te Anau Glow Worm Caves

Real Journeys offers an amazing opportunity to view the Te Anau Glowworm Cave. The tour begins with a scenic cruise across Lake Te Anau to the western side of the lake, on-board the catamaran Luminosa with live commentary. Upon arrival there is time to view informative displays at Cavern House before the friendly guides invite you to accompany them underground in small groups.

As you explore by path and small boat, your senses will be overwhelmed. 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.

Experience the underground beauty of the Glowworm Caves on your next visit to the South Island of New Zealand, this is one tour not to be missed.


  • Te Anau Glowworm Caves
  • Lake Te Anau scenic cruise


  • Lake Te Anau scenic cruise
  • Small boat tour of glowworm caves
  • Complimentary tea/coffee


Departs: 9.00am 27Dec-28Feb, 10.15am, 4.30pm & 5.45pm 01Nov-30Apr from Real Journeys Travel Centre, Lakefront, Te Anau
Other Departures: 7.00pm daily all year PLUS 8.15pm 01Nov-30Apr and 9.30pm* 01Nov-28Feb. *Note: Tour is subject to minimum numbers 01Nov-31Dec.
Duration: 2.5 hours

Additional Info

Children: Not suitable for infants aged 0-4 years. Children aged 5-14 years are charged at the child rate
What to Bring: Comfortable walking shoes/boots, waterproof jacket, warm clothing, insect repellent.
Meals: Light refreshments are available for purchase at Cavern House. Complimentary tea and coffee is available at Cavern house
Note: Photogaphy is not allowed inside the caves
Operated By: Real Journeys