Waitomo Tourism & Travel Guide

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Waitomo Glowworm Caves

This wonder is in Waitomo in the North Island of Newzealand and was explored by two brave hearts for the first time in 1887. The stone formations within the cave were created when the region was still under the ocean millions of years ago. The magical part is its population of glow-worms which amazes the explorers by their twinkling glow in the complete darkness of the cave.
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About Waitomo Caves

Believed to be around two million years old, the Waitomo caves are a glimpse into the Maori legacy. The Waitomo caves are easily accessible and made of lime stones. The Waitomo caves system as such hold many different set of caves. The glowworm caves being the most famous. These underground limestone caves are known for their glow worm population that light up the caves at night. This species of glow worms, Arachnocampa luminosa, found exclusively in New Zealand are found in huge numbers in these caves.

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Best time to visit Waitomo Caves is from October to March
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