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Glowworms of Waitomo

This cave in New Zealand is magical

The glowworms of Waitomo in New Zealand are world famous. Have you ever seen glow worms in a cave? It's a unique, natural light spectacle fit for a fairytale. It's an amazing light show put on by mother nature, and Waitomo is one of the best places to see it.

They are not actually worms, but the larvae of gnats. The larvae glow to attract pray to feed on, and the adults glow to attract females.

Glowworm tour in Waitomo

A glowworm tour is done by a guide in a boat. He will also switch off the lights, and soon the magic of Waitomo is visible. Tiny lights flicker everywhere. They are made bij very small animals. You will be amazed at this natural beauty.

Can I make of the Waitomo glow worms?

It is very difficult to take pictures of the animals. During the tour it is noticeably dark, so your camera does not get enough light. Professional photos are taken during the tour. You can buy them at the shop. It is a nice reminder of the excursion.

What's the location of the Waitomo Caves?

Waitomo is located on the North Island of New Zealand. It is located about 120 kilometers from Auckland and is very accessible. Ask on the spot about the possibilities for a tour. Although it is better to buy tickets online in high season. Then you avoid disappointment.

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