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Te Anau Glow Worm Caves

from NZD$83.00

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Glow Worm Cave Tours in Te Anau

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  • from Te Anau (day tour) NZD$83.00
  • from Te Anau (evening tour) NZD$88.00
  • from Queenstown NZD$159.00

Child (5-14yrs):

  • from Te Anau NZD$22.00
  • from Queenstown NZD$80.00

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Service rating:   excellent

What a wonderful experience thank you so much the day was delightful the guides where great and told you all about the history of the caves and glow worms the boat ride was beautiful had a great time i highly recommend this to everone

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Reviewed 04-Nov-2017

Service rating:   excellent

Excellent experience, beautiful view, friendly staff and nice food

Reviewed 18-May-2017

Service rating:   excellent

The tour guides were friendly and helpful. They were knowledgeable about the glow worms and seem to love what they do.

Product rating:   excellent

Such a beautiful sight. I thoroughly enjoyed the boat ride to the island and the trip into the caves.

Reviewed 27-Apr-2017

Service rating:   excellent

Easy booking process. Booked for my paragliding and glowworm cave tour in advance and it made things so much easier on the day.

Product rating:   good

Friendly and informative staff. Complementary tea and coffee are always nice. Stunning experience.

Reviewed 16-Mar-2017

Latest Questions about Te Anau Glow Worm Caves (Te Anau)

Hi , we are macau quest , we have 7adult and 3child wanna join the glow worm caves day tour from queenstown , is it possible for child whose ages under 5? thank you!


Children under the age of 5 travel for free on the Glow Worms tour from Queenstown, however they are not permitted in the actual glow worm caves. There is a cafe on the other side of the lake after the boat ride where you can wait with your infant while your partner visits the caves & you can then swap as the cave tour is always split into two groups.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 24th Oct 16 at 16:20

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Ah, one more question please. If I were to opt to secure my own transport to Te Anau, where should I stop at? However, I am not driving and would have to look for a bus to get to your location in Te Anau (for the glowworm tour). My accommodation in Queenstown is at Hurley's. Is it easy to get from Hurley's to Te Anau location via bus?

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I was just wondering. Can you visit the caves if your pregnant?


There is no reason why you can't visit the glow worm caves in Te Anau if you are pregnant however if you take the return coach from Queenstown it is quite a long day with a fair bit of waiting around. If you have your own transport then I recommend driving yourself to Te Anau (2 hours south of Queenstown) and doing the tour from there. This will cut many hours off the duration of the trip and make it more enjoyable.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 28th Jan 16 at 00:37

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I am looking at traveling to New Zealand in December to visit family for Christmas. Before I see them, I wanted to see a bit of what NZ has to offer, in particular Queenstown. I am very interested in this tour but would be traveling on my own. Do you have a min amount of people to be able to do this tour especially departing & returning from Queenstown?


There is a minimum number required to run the glow worm tour from Queenstown but it always confirms as the coach you get from Queenstown is actually the Milford Sound bus that takes customers to Milford for the nature cruise. You would be on this bus and dropped off in Te Anau for your glow worm tour. You will have several hours free time in Te Anau to look around before your glow worm tour. You will then be dropped back to Queenstown after the tour which is 2 hours from Te Anau.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 23rd Jun 15 at 16:51

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Is your 5.45pm trip has more to see than the 7.00pm tour?
Our worry is 7.00pm trip may be too late and too dark and maybe too cold in early October 2014.
Appreciate your feedback.


Hi Lee. The Te Anau Glow Worm caves are actually dark all day long so it doesn't matter what time you do the tour as it will be the same darkness in the caves. The darker the better when it comes to spotting glow worms!!

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 30th Aug 14 at 15:19

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What goes on during the 12.5 hours if I depart from Queenstown? The journey should take 2 hours, and the tour should take 2.5 hours, in addition to another 2 hours for the return journey. What goes into the remaining 6 hours?


Hi Bow. You're right, it does seem like a long time considering the length of the Te Anau glow worms tour. The simple answer is that the coach that takes you down to Te Anau from Queenstown and back again is actually the same coach that takes people to Milford Sound so you end up having about 3-4 hours of free time in Te Anau before the glow worms tour commences. After the tour you are brought straight back to Queenstown. If you would prefer not to have all that extra time in Te Anau then you can drive yourself to Te Anau (2 hours from Queenstown).

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 27th May 14 at 13:41

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Good morning, I am planning a trip for a friend and I from Queenstown to the Te Anau Glow worm caves in May 2014. My friend is concerned about steps. Are there many steps in the caves? Also where in Queenstown would we catch the bus for the transfer and where in Te Anau would we catch the bus back. Is it close to the end of the tour. I am planning it to be a day trip so the trip back to Queenstown would have to be the same day.


Hi Jennifer. There are some steps that you have to navigate on the Glow worm cave tour in Te Anau however the tour is suitable for people of all ages and physical abilities so if you have reasonable fitness you should be fine.

Yes you can do a glow worm caves tour to Te Anau from Queenstown in the one day. There is a return coach from Queenstown that departs early in the morning and allows you about 4 hours free time in Te Anau before your glow worm tour and then return transfers back to town. The total duration including transfers is 12.5 hours. If you are able to drive yourself to Te Anau, which is 2 hours from Queenstown, then that is a much more time efficient way of seeing the glow worm caves as the tour itself only lasts 2.5 hours.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 18th Feb 14 at 17:29

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Are there any glow worm cave tours in the morning? We are 4 adults looking for a tour on Sunday morning, January 12th. We will already be in Te Anau from the night before, and we cannot stay and wait until the 2 pm tour.


Hi Debbie. Unfortunately, the earliest Glow Worm cave tour in Te Anau is 2pm. However if you are in town the night before you might like to consider the 8.15pm tour that operates during the summer months. 

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 1st Dec 13 at 12:06

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Is the price $136 per person include the
return bus trip to Queenstown?


Hi Anita. Yes that's correct, if you book the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves tour from Queenstown the cost is $136 per person including coach transfers from Queenstown (2 hours each way to Te Anau).

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Nigel) on 1st Mar 13 at 16:09

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Do you operate on Christmas day?


Hi Linda, yes the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves certainly will be operating on Christmas day. Simply make your booking online and we will send you back your e-ticket confirmation.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 1st Dec 12 at 13:46

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Is it possible to be picked up at Te Anau and then dropped off at queenstown and how much would this cost?


Hi Jasmine yes, you certainly could get picked up in Te Anau and dropped back in Queenstown for the Glow Worms tour however you would need to pay the full Queenstown price as even though you wouldn't be coming from Queenstown in the morning they would still need to reserve your seat so you can get back in the afternoon. The price from Queenstown is $126 and you would just need to add in the "Additional Information" field that you are wanting to be collected in Te Anau but return to Queenstown.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group on 19th Sep 12 at 12:40

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Is this a viable activity if we have already gor accomodation in Queenstown for our entire visit?


Hi Rebecca,

The Glow Worm Caves in Te-Anau are certainly an option as you can take a day trip down to Te-Anau. It will take around 2 and half hours to get to the Glow Worm Caves. You can hire a car and drive or take a bus to Te-Anau and then be picked up by the team at Glow Worm Caves. Te-Anau is the last township before the famous Milford Sound, it has a beautiful Lake/scenery and a nice place to visit if you have time in your schedule.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Nigel) on 22nd Apr 12 at 10:25

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