We sat behind the Sky Tower of Auckland in the morning on the first class of Citybus to the Firefly Cave and the Hobbit base. We visited the Firefly Cave first. There are fixed visiting time here. You just have to wait patiently. Because of the early arrival, there are not many people, especially without the interference of the tour group, it is really very clean. Photographs are not allowed inside the cave. Fireflies are afraid of light and sound. Everyone turns off their phones and whispers nothing. They just watch the blue light of the fireflies on the top of the cave and on the river in silence. They are so touching that they feel all things are so sacred. I thank all the friends from different countries who visited the cave. Our self-discipline has given us and nature the best love and beauty. Out of the cave, the guide let me take a few pictures of the souvenir, so from inside out to take this backlight, I feel very beautiful. Our driver is a local named blue. His son works in Nanjing. Seeing that there were two hours between our journeys, I warmly invited my son and I to go hiking on the primeval forest trail near his home. It was a real profit! Waterfalls, caves, towering trees, ancient bridges, trestles, humorous introduction! What a marvel at the accomplishment of this country! Thank you blue!
Waitomo Firefly Cave is a scenic spot in Rotoruabi, New Zealand. It is through a winding mountain road and enters a cave that only two people can pass through. You will find the fireflies dotted in the cave, like stars in the sky, very beautiful and magical. For us who grow up in the city, such a wonderful sight is rare. Unfortunately, the camera can not catch this movement. People's pictures, only you personally experience, can you feel the magic of nature.
On the ninth day of New Zealand's tour in Rotorua, Auckland, after breakfast, I went to Waitomo Cave, where I was attracted by the white guide's explanation. The firefly cave is located in Waitomo Cave, Waitomo Cave, New Zealand. It belongs to the Maori people. The entrance is a steep wooden cabin with Maori totem carved red pillars beside it. There are stalactites with different shapes in the cave, where Maori people meet regularly. Following the guide's request, it is forbidden to take pictures with cameras or speak in the cave. It is necessary to be quiet so as not to frighten the fireflies. Four people ride in a small wooden boat. The local tour guide will push the boat forward with the rope in hand. In the dark cave, there is only a gentle sound of water, and thousands of fireflies are shining brightly, shining like stars, very charming and beautiful.
The entrance hall of the firefly cave is made of logs and membranes, beside which stands wood carved red pillars engraved with gross profit totems. On the first floor, beside the staircase is a souvenir shop. It doesn't care about postcards, T-shirts, books and firefly dolls. It bought the popular MANUKAHONEY18+, a custom brand of Huaito Cave. The price is NT$80, which is cheaper than the supermarket, and hangs in another corner. If you like, you can take pictures and make postcards to make up for the regret that you can't take pictures in the cave. This can be charged about a dozen yuan. Up the stairs is a cafe and theatre. On one side of the wooden wall hangs photographs of the Maori patriarchal tower, Dinulao, and a British surveyor, Frank, exploring firefly holes many times. They are called the discovery of the Ninth Wonder of the world by later generations.
The ticket office at Dongkou can buy tickets for three holes. If time is not enough or cost is saved, it is recommended to go only to the firefly hole. After all, the other two caves are similar in China. The last few pictures are the end of the boat trip to the cave. Of course, boats can't use engines or paddle. They must be absolutely quiet. The ship was driven by a guide. I don't know how the rope was installed.
The Whitomo Firefly Cave in Rotorua is a must-see attraction here. Because the temperature and humidity of the cave are very suitable for the survival of fireflies, it is said that there are tens of thousands of fireflies living here. Through the narrow entrance into the cave, not far from you will find that there are stars in the darkness of fireflies, fluttering with light, like stars in the sky, it is really beautiful. Children will love it, because there are no fireflies in the city today. Come here to make up for their childhood.
On the wall of the cave, the green light dots scattered all over the cave lay on top of each other. The green light shines on the dark water, doubling the light and shadow. This is a wonderful world belonging to the green elves. With the light rain to go to the firefly hole, the hole is not allowed to take photos, the sky is beautiful!
Really super beautiful, unfortunately not photographic, in order to protect the environment. I haven't seen so many beautiful fireflies since I was so old. The real scene is very close to the pictures. It's green and shining. It's beautiful. It's much more spectacular than the white sparkling dots seen in the Sabah wilderness. There are many fireflies that are very bright. Really many of them feel that the top of their heads is the Milky Way. The fireflies here are not flying fireflies that we see in our country. They are larvae of flying insects. They hang on the rock walls and emit up to 70 sticky, shiny and transparent silk threads. It's wonderful to see fireflies like stars when you enter the cave on a cruise ship. Then there are Maori people singing to everyone in the cave. In this situation, it feels really good and fantastic. We sat quietly on the boat, along the winding Waitomo River, watching the stars in fairyland, gazing at the faint light of countless fireflies, I silently made a wish, hoping that life would be as beautiful as the light of this firefly. Tickets aren't cheap. Looking at them, it looks like $49. So when we went there, we searched the Internet for a long time and planned a one-day tour. We also saw a lot of families. Finally, we made a one-day tour in Huaitomo Firefly Cave, which was decided by Taobao Lazy Cat Travel. Adult price is 222 yuan per person, I calculated, compared to their own tickets to buy, it is cheaper. If you travel one day, you don't have to take care of your own traffic, so it's worth it as a whole. Speaking about travel preparation: I suggest to bring your own skid-proof shoes/boots, waterproof coat and warm coat, because the cave is a little cold inside. Don't touch any stalactites in the cave, and photography is not allowed in the cave. We are looking for their guides to take our photos. It is not allowed to shoot inside, in order to protect the stalactite inside from damage. Oh, by the way, don't bring a lighter and smoke in.
We are on a one-day tour from Auckland. First we go to Firefly Cave and then to Hobbyton. After arriving at the firefly cave, there will be guides leading into the cave. The guides will first introduce the formation of caves and stalactites. Don't worry about not understanding them, because there are Chinese brochures outside. Then they will let you see the firefly stars in the cave by boat. Because it is forbidden to take pictures inside the cave, you can only feel it with your heart. The boat is not paddled with slurry, but with ropes in the air. The guides stand at the bow of the boat and pull by hand. With the rope to control the direction, no one speaks, everyone is looking up quietly, that kind of mystery and shock is difficult to describe in words!