Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Waitomo Caves

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Home to a species of glowworms found exclusively in New Zealand, Waitomo Glowworm Caves serve as one of the country's most popular natural landmarks. A magnet for both local and foreign visitors, this attraction offers guided tours through three underground levels linked by long vertical shafts made of limestone. Start at the visitor center, where you can learn about the history of this cave system. Guided tours depart from behind the center and take participants past huge stalactites and stalagmites. As you enter a giant cavern known as "the cathedral" and your eyes gradually adjust to the dim light, prepare to see thousands of tiny glowworms sparkling all around you. Plan my trip to Waitomo Caves with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • We did the glow worm trip by boat and found it well worth a visit. The tour was Ngaroto 1 hour, with 30 min walk through the Cave and 20 min in the boat. 
    We did the glow worm trip by boat and found it well worth a visit. The tour was Ngaroto 1 hour, with 30 min walk through the Cave and 20 min in the boat.  more »
  • We bought gift vouchers online for a family member to enjoy the experience only to find that in the small print the voucher could only be redeemed in the gift shop. Poorly advertised and very... 
    We bought gift vouchers online for a family member to enjoy the experience only to find that in the small print the voucher could only be redeemed in the gift shop. Poorly advertised and very...  more »
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  • I loved it. It was like walking into a cathedral which had an atmosphere of peace and serenity. It was amazing. This is the first time I have been there but it was truly "awesome". Go if you get a chance. The glow worms were pretty and gliding in the boat was spectacular. I would love to go again one day.
  • Awesome place.. loved the tour guides.. they were amazing.. guided and loaded through lots of ancient knowledge.. very interesting & eye gazing.. loved it❤️

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