Lake Te Anau and the Glowworm Cave
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October 31st, 2008 – by: robkouw
In the Friday afternoon we arrived in Te Anau, after about an 3.5 hour drive. We had booked a lakeside motel, and a lakeside motel we got! Even the seats and chairs were set up to look out the front, onto the lake!
We had a little walk around the town, went to the visitors centre and booked for the tour to the Glowworm Cave after dinner, and the Milford Sound boat trip the next afternoon.
The Glowworm Cave can be found on the other side of Lake Te Anau, and a 40 mins boat trip gets you to the other side. In between the mountains, there's a lake, and a river flows down into Lake Te Anau. This river is about 6 km long, and they made a tourist attraction of the last 300m.
In the cave, where you're not allowed to take pictures, there are these insects that glow in the dark. The first but of the cave has got a little waterfall, where you can walk past, and a little further you get into a boat in the silent part of the cave, where the most of the glowworms stick to the ceiling of the cave. It looks great!
The total trip on the boat and into the cave takes about 2.5 hours, so that was about to be the Friday night. Now we had to hope for good weather on the Saturday, for going to the Milford Sound!
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