The Southern Alps and Fiordland Travel Guide

The Southern Alps and Fiordland Sights

Te Anau Glowworm Caves

  • Lakefront Dr. Map It
  • Te Anau
  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

Boats and walkways take you through a maze of caves containing underground whirlpools, waterfalls, and gushing streams. Then you'll reach the inner, quieter part and on the cave walls; glowworms shine like constellations in a clear night sky. It's a surreal experience. The caves can only be reached by water. This is a lovely family trip that takes around 2½ hours. Don't miss it if you're going through Te Anau; if you're short on time you can do it in the evening.

Sight Information


Real Journeys, Lakefront Dr., Te Anau, Southland, 9600, New Zealand

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03-249–6000; 0800-656–501

Sight Details:

  • NZ$75

Published 08/30/2016


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