Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Waitomo Glowworm Caves Tour Complete Info, History, Best Time To Visit

Waitomo Glowworm Caves Tour Complete Info, History, Best Time To Visit

Have you ever heard about World Famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves?. You haven’t. Then you must know about this awe-inspiring natural wonder. Are you an explorer?. Do you want to explore the nook and cranny of the world?. Why late add Glowworm Caves Of New Zealand to your wish list. Explore it. Enchant the majestic beauty of the caves and boat ride under thousands of magical glowworms. Behold the beautiful experience that will hardly come in a lifetime.

World of Natural Wonder Waitomo Glowworm Caves has occupied the first place not only in Waitomo sightseeing attractions but also in New Zeland’s must-see tourist places. Every year people from various parts of the world have been exploring the unparalleled beauty of the caves.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

About the Boat Ride Along Waitomo Glowworm Caves:

Coming to the Boat Ride along the Glowworm Caves of New Zealand, you will be enthralled as well as astonished while you are gliding silently via the stary wonderland of the Glowworm Grotto. This is the place where you will be starred at the innumerable glow worm lights. The outstanding sight thrills you a lot and makes you awestruck. Moreover, the serene ambience of the Glowworm Grotto makes you feel that you are in another world. Apart from it, the expert guides familiarize you about geological and historical prominence.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves


Business hours:

  • 7 days.
  • Aranui cave is closed on Christmas Day (25th December).
  • Tours depart every half hour: 9 am – 5 pm.
  • From the Labour Weekend to Easter Monday: 9 am – 5.30pm. (There is one additional tour at 8 pm from 26 December – 28 February).
  • Tours depart daily – 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.

Intriguing History Of Waitomo Glowworm Caves Of New Zealand:

The cave was formed on an earthquake fault, which means the rainwater that creates the limestone crystals enters more readily. By virtue of, almost every corner of the roof and walls are embellished with fragile, sparkling forms in pink, pale brown, and white.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

The Glowworm Caves in Waitomo were first discovered in 1887 by local Maori Chief Tane Tinorau accompanied by an English surveyor Fred Mace. As they entered the caves, their first discovery was the Glowworm Grotto with its multitude of tiny bright lights dotting the cave ceiling. As their eyes adjusted to the darkness, they saw a myriad of lights reflecting off the water.

Looking up, they discovered that the ceilings were dotted with the lights of thousands of glowworms. The scattered pieces of rubbish or waste untidy the waterway. Anyhow they managed to pole themselves toward the embankment they were able to leave the raft and explore the lower levels of the cave. Here they found themselves surrounded by the glorious cave decorations

Best Time To Visit waitomo caves New Zealand:

Waitomo Glowworm Caves can be explored throughout the year. It possesses the unique beauty in all the seasons. 









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