Te Anau Glowworm Caves

Experience a mysterious underground world of rushing water before drifting in silent darkness beneath the luminous shimmer of hundreds of glowworms.

By geological standards the caves are very young (12,000 years) and are still being carved out by the force of the river that flows through them. The result is a twisting network of limestone passages filled with sculpted rock, whirlpools and a roaring underground waterfall.

Deep inside the caves, you will be taken by small boat into a silent hidden grotto inhabited by hundreds of glowworms. In subterranean darkness, they produce a glittering display that is nothing short of extraordinary.