Waitomo Glowworm Caves

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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Reviews

Koralifix Koralifix
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Glowworm Caves – Unbelievable impressions you'll never forget! Feb 08, 2009
Local Maori Chief Tane Tinorau and the English surveyor Fred Mace extensively explored the caves in 1887.

The place is awesome and breathtaking that words can hardly describe the feeling when entering this very special world. Especially if you are not used to shiny glow-worms in your garden every night.

You just can imagine how Tinorau and Mace must have felt when they came into the cave more than 120 years ago …

There you can find the unique Waitomo glow-worms, which lighten the room and give this limestone cave a more than great atmosphere.

Friendly, well-informed and pretty entertaining tour guides show you around and give you all the information about the cave you possibly could dream of.

The glow-worm experience is divided into two stages. There is a walk along narrow paths around 30m under sea level (don’t forget to bring your favourite walking shoes) and a boat trip into the very dark Glowworm Cave itself.

The limestone formations are impressive but countless blue glow-worms above your head are just incredible. We really loved the whole tour but enjoying the dark and quiet atmosphere with these little blue ‘stars’ at the ceiling was just amazing!!

I also recommend booking your tour on the Internet because so you can safe time and quite a few kiwi dollars, you are able to plan your trip properly and you might discover special ‘Cave Combos’ that you can’t resist as well.

Please remember: you’re not allowed to take photos of the glow-worms! That’s quite a pity but I think it’s very understandable, too.

Come around! It’s definitely worth a trip!!
Many years ago ...
The cave's outside
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hayley_phoon says:
yeah, the lady who guide us into the caves, she told us to sing a song haha..
Posted on: Jul 14, 2010
Koralifix says:
So, you performed a glowing song, right? Nope, we didn't do that ...
Posted on: Jul 14, 2010
hayley_phoon says:
yeah i went to Waitomo caves, all the glow worms are really amazing..we sat in the boat and also we're asking to sing a song..for the worms..haha..did you?
Posted on: Jul 14, 2010
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