The Waitomo Glowworm Caves is a limestone cave group in the western mountains of New Zealand's North Island; it is a famous New Zealand scenic spot. In the Maori language, Waitomo means "surrounded by green waters." The caves consists mainly of three distinct caves, the Waitomo Glowworm Cave, the Ruakuri Cave and the Aranui Cave. The Waitomo Glowworm Cave is a stalactite cave. The Cathedral Cavern inside the cave is especially well known for its echo. The Ruakuri Cave is an underground cave where visitors can hear the musical sounds of an underground waterfall. The entrance to the Aranui Cave is also the visitor center. The membrane structured arch here is very magnificent.
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The Waitomo Glowworm Caves attraction is a cave at Waitomo on the North Island of New Zealand. It is known for its population of Arachnocampa luminosa, a glowworm species found exclusively in New Zealand. This cave is part of the waitomo streamway system that includes the Ruakuri Cave, Lucky Strike, and Tumutumu Cave. Their exploration was conducted with candlelight on a raft going into the cave where the stream goes underground (now the cave's tourist exit.) As they began their journey, they came across the Glowworm Grotto and were amazed by the twinkling glow coming from the ceiling. As they travelled further into the cave by poling themselves towards an embankment, they were also astounded by the limestone formations. These formations surrounded them in all shapes and sizes.
#hidden land # From Regal, about 3 hours drive to Waitomo Firefly Cave, the cave discovered by Maori 15,000 years ago, is now the ninth wonder of the world.
Drive to the ticket office of a firefly hole, and then take the scenic car for about half an hour to reach the hole. The guide will drive us to the tour. The guide is very professional and you don't have to worry about it.
This is one of the fireflies that we went to. The hole is very dark. You need to bring a professional hat. There is a light on the top of the hat. It will be used when you first enter it. Then when you take the boat, you can close it. Falling, quietly watching the firefly on the top of the sky, very romantic.
Firefly wormhole can't take pictures, but there are special photo points and tripods when I first entered the hole. We are looking for a guide for piter. It is also a very professional photographer. Photograph, only this point can take pictures throughout the whole process, we must seize the opportunity.
A head is full of fireflies, which is not too much near the hole, more inside. Watching thousands of fireflies swell in the caves, such as the stars, some people call this natural wonder "the ninth wonder of the world". It is really a marriage resort, and the little friends with ideas are fast. Move it up.
There are several rules for visiting the Glowworm Cave that require special attention. Never touch the stalactites with your hands. It will lose its color and damage due to touch. Its fragile composition. In the cave, you should keep quiet and not smoke. In special cases, you can take pictures.