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Te Anau Glow Worm Caves

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Te Anau Glow Worm Caves

Te Anau Glow Worm Caves

The sparkling show put on by the glowworms at  Te Anau Glowworm Caves will fill anyone with wonder. As your boat silently glides through the grotto you will be captivated by thousands of twinkling emerald stars. To reach the grotto you will travel through a mysterious underground world of twisting limestone passages, rushing water, whirlpools and thundering underground waterfalls

The caves were found in 1948 by Lawson Burrows after three years searching using clues from old Maori legends. The caves are very young, about 12,000 years old, and are still being carved by the rushing water.

Practical Info

The caves lie in the Murchison Mountains, across Lake Te Anau from the village of Te Anau 2.5 hours from Queenstown. The trip across the lake is a treat in itself.

Access is restricted to the caves and mountains as the environment is very fragile. The caves themselves can only be visited as part of a tour.