Te Anau Glowworm Caves, Te Anau

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Step into a boat and glide into the magical world of Te Anau Glowworm Caves, a system of 12,000-year-old limestone caves carved into intricate curving shapes by the river running through them. The caves, also explorable on foot, are home to glowworms, bioluminescent fly larvae that fill the cave with a soft light. As the caves are fragile, certain areas are restricted from visitors. You will need to register online for one of a few daily tours by boat and foot, which are run in small groups of around 12 people. Make Te Anau Glowworm Caves a part of your Te Anau vacation plans using our Te Anau tour itinerary builder website .
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  • The whole experience was mesmerising and the enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff were exemplary. The darkness and silence, except the rushing of the underground water, added to the special atmosphere...  more »
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Where to stay in Te Anau

Despite its modest size, Te Anau offers a decent range of accommodations from which to explore the surrounding national park. Boutique hotels, economy motels with kitchenettes, and rental apartments cluster mostly in the town center, but also along the main roads that lead into it. Campsites offer a good option for those wanting a full-on outdoor holiday. Reserve in advance for busier periods.
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