Waitomo Travel Guide

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Waitomo is famous for its limestone caves.
Tours through the Waitomo Cave (more commonly know as the Glow-worm Cave) and the Aranui Cave have been feature attractions for decades and are still one of the North Island's main tourist attractions.

The Glow-worm Cave is just a big cave with the usual assortment of stalactites and stalagmites. As your eyes grow accustomed to the dark you'll see a Milky Way of little lights surrounding you and these are the Glow-worms.

The name Waitomo coms from Wai (water) and tomo (hole or shaft).

Waitomo is surrounded by wide hills and green deep forests, which are absolutely inviting to an adventurous walk though New Zealand’s great nature.
Besides this location is full of old and mystic Maori legends so that it might be not difficult to see a trip to Waitomo as a neat little history lesson.

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