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The glowworm caves in Te Anau are a must-visit attraction for anyone traveling to the Fiordland region of New Zealand. The caves are located on the western shore of Lake Te Anau and can be accessed via a short boat ride across the lake.
The tour of the caves begins with a scenic cruise across Lake Te Anau, where visitors can take in the stunning views of the surrounding mountains and forests. Once you arrive at the caves, you’ll be taken on a guided tour through a network of underground tunnels and caverns.
As you make your way through the caves, your guide will point out the unique rock formations and explain the geology of the area. But the real highlight of the tour is the glowworms. These bioluminescent creatures are found only in New Zealand and are a truly magical sight to behold.
The glowworms light up the caves like stars in the night sky, creating an otherworldly atmosphere that is unlike anything else. As you move deeper into the caves, the glowworms become more and more numerous, until you’re surrounded by a sparkling, twinkling wonderland.
The glowworm caves tour is suitable for visitors of all ages and fitness levels, although there are some stairs and uneven terrain to navigate. The tour lasts around two hours, including the boat ride across the lake, and operates year-round, although it’s advisable to book in advance during peak season.
The glowworm caves in Te Anau are a unique and unforgettable experience that should not be missed. The combination of natural beauty, geology, and bioluminescent creatures creates a truly magical atmosphere that is sure to stay with you long after the tour is over.