WAITOMO, NEW ZEALAND
Magical places do exist in our earth and while most people think nothing can beat beautiful landscapes and weird geological formations, then they have yet to see the Glow Worm Cave in New Zealand.
I couldn’t believe what I just saw with my very own eyes, as everything turned pitch black, thousands of stars (glowworms) light up the entire grotto and the best part was the reflection of the waters, mimicking the blue/green lights.
I just entered a fairy tale wonderland. 💫
The Waitomo Glowworm Cave is an attraction in the North part of New Zealand where the population of glowworms (Arachnocampa luminosa) on this side is massive compared to most parts in the country. This species is found exclusively in New Zealand and is known to dwell in wet caves, grottoes and sheltered, humid places in forests.
There are many options when you book your tour in the cave but the popular one that does not involve long trails of walking, getting wet or getting dirty is the package combo of Waitomo Glowworm Cave + Aranui Cave, where you can explore various cave chambers with magnificent limestone formations and soon after float in a raft towards Pandora (Glowworm Cave). 😆
Hours of Operation
- Open from 9am daily, 365 days a year.
- Tours depart every half hour daily from 9am-5pm daily from 01 April – 31 October.
- Summer Hours: 9.00am – 5.30pm (01 November – 31 March).
- Winter Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm.
Photography isn’t allowed inside the cave, so the pictures you see here are from Pinterest. It would be such a waste to not share this to all of you as it is educational and inspiring. ❤ So happy that the Travel Bounty Inc. included this in the itinerary.