Te Anau Sightseeing Coach Tour | Te Anau Glowworm Caves

Te Anau Sightseeing Coach Tour | Te Anau Glowworm Caves

Cruise across Lake Te Anau on board a modern catamaran Luminosa to Cavern House located on the western shores. This purpose built vessel has large outdoor viewing areas and a spacious cabin. The crew will share stories about the natural history and early pioneers of the region.

On arrival, join the specialist nature guide for the Te Anau Glowworm Caves experience. Above ground the nature guide will detail aspects of the caves and its various inhabitants in the visitor interpretation centre. Then below ground there is a twisting network of limestone passages filled with the whirlpools and waterfalls of the Tunnel Burn Stream. By geological standards, the caves are very young and are still being carved out by the force of this river that flows through them.

Follow the path deep underground before transferring into small boats to drift silently along the river below a display of the New Zealand glowworm; thousands of glowworms inhabit a silent hidden grotto.

Retrace your steps out of the caves and return to Te Anau by catamaran. Light refreshments are available for purchase at Cavern House and on board the Luminosa. Complimentary tea and coffee is available at Cavern House.

Note: A reasonable agility level is necessary (some bending is required due to low caves entrance and steps are involved). Not suitable for wheelchair clients or heeled shoes. Suitable for passengers of all ages except infants.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Scenic Coach Day Tours
From: Te Anau to Te Anau
Price:
From (NZD) $98 per person
Duration: 2 1/4 Hour
Tour Code: RJ400

Inclusions

Cruise across Lake Te Anau on board the catamaran Luminosa to Cavern House
Complimentary tea and coffee at Cavern House
Nature guide on from visitor interpretation centre to limestone passages along the Tunnel Burn Stream, including a ride in a small boat to view the glowworms
Light refreshments are available for purchase at Cavern House and on board the Luminosa
Interpretation handouts are available at Cavern House in English, German, Japanese and Chinese.

Schedule & Duration

  • Frequency: Daily. All year round
  • Departure Point: Visitor Centre, Lakefront Drive, Te Anau
  • Departure Time: Various times during the day (dependent on time of year)
  • Duration: 2 hours 15mins (approximately)
  • Return Details: Returns to Visitor Centre, Lakefront Drive, Te Anau
  • Closed: Christmas Day

General Information

  • Child ages are 5-14 years inclusive
  • What to Bring: Comfortable walking shoes, waterproof jacket, warm clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellent and camera
  • Photography and video filming are not permitted inside the caves
  • Experienced nature guides have extensive knowledge of the Te Anau and the caves
  • Cruise on the Luminosa, a high speed aluminium cruising catamaran

Important Information

  • This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of travel
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
  • Complete operator information, including opening times and local contact telephone numbers are included on your e-voucher

Tourism Affiliations

Tourism Industry MemberQualmark Endorsed Visitor TransportQualmark Enviro Silver

4.4/5.0

There are 5 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 4.4 out of 5.


Tour Reviews

4
23/12/2017
Cruise was lovely, the complimentary snacks and explanation of the glowworms and the formation of the cave was sufficient and interesting. The caves themselves were a wonder and the sights were unbelievable! Great experience overall. The guides were knowledgeable, but unfortunately at the end of the tour there wasn't time to ask questions as we had to go on the cruise.
Overall Tour Rating

4
31/01/2017
The tour is excellent however, the young man who gave the information speech at the cave centre has no idea how to enunciate or project to an audience. Half of what he said was incomprehensible and I am sure he is knowledgeable. He needs some training in clear, unhurried public speaking.
Overall Tour Rating

4
08/10/2015
Amazing experience and very nicely managed. Definitely recommend to others.
Overall Tour Rating

5
04/10/2012
Great experience. Beautiful view inside the cave. And it is an exciting experience.
Overall Tour Rating

5
27/06/2010
It was most enjoyable to see the glow worms. I have recommended this tour to several friends.
Overall Tour Rating

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Te Anau Sightseeing Coach Tour | Te Anau Glowworm Caves
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Tour Code: RJ400
From (NZD) $98 per person
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