Waitomo Tourism & Travel Guide

Glow worms called arachnocampa luminosa are luminescent creatures unique to Waitomo, which can be seen in the caves....

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Waitomo & Waiheke For the last leg of our trip, we took the Intercity bus to Auckland via Waitomo....

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39 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo, Waitomo Caves 3977
What a sight it is to see a sky full of stars amidst the polluted cities which we live in. I crave to see stars in the night sky but I always fail. I look up to the sky almost every day expecting there to be some sudden change, some ray of shiny stars. There is a feeling of wonder and awe when you look up to the sky and see glitter in there. I felt this awe when I went to Waitomo and saw the glowworm caves there. Waitomo is a small town in the northern island of New Zealand. In Maori, the term Waitomo can literally be divided into two words- “wai” which means water and “tomo” which means hole. Waitomo consists of several caves after which it is named. These caves are the habitat of various glow-worms and I explored these through the streams which go through them.
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477 Fullerton Rd Waitomo, Waitomo Caves 3981


About Waitomo Caves

The Kiwi land is home to the most breathtaking caves and a caving tour here can be your introduction to underground sceneries like you've never seen before. Glow worms called arachnocampa luminosa are luminescent creatures unique to Waitomo, which can be seen in the caves. You can also take a quiet boat ride along the meandering Waitomo River to witness the surreal glow inside the caves. Black water subterranean rafting, rope dangling and rip roaring are some of the most thrilling things to do in New Zealand while visiting the Waitomo Caves in the Waikato region.

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Best time to visit Waitomo Caves is from October to March
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