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Waitomo Glowworm Tour at Footwhistle Cave
"Meet your guide and small group at the CaveWorld office then hop in a shuttle for a 5-minute ride to the cave. Disembark and follow your guide on a short walk through New Zealand’s lush forest where you can glimpse native birds ferns and a large waterfall that feeds a stream that runs into the cave. Pause at the entrance while your eyes adjust to the dim light and listen as your guide shares the history of Footwhistle cave known to local Maori as Te Anaroa cave. Once you’re ready enter the candle-lit cavern. Marvel at the soft pinpoints of light that come from the glowworms surrounding you. Your guide can help you get great photos in the dim cavern. Continue further into the cave on a side passage where you will see ancie a large emu-like bird that went extinct about 600 years ago.As you slowly walk through the cave system note its otherworldly setting of sparkly stalactite and stalagmite formations
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Cave Tubing at Waitomo Caves
"Meet your expert guide at the CaveWorld office and get outfitted in wetsuits booties and helmets with attached flashlights. The fun starts as soon as you pull the wetsuits on — it's not always an easy task but good for a laugh! Once you’re suited up hop into a shuttle for a short ride to the cave. Get out near the cave entrance with your tube and helmet and walk through the bush to reach the cave. After a safety briefing gear check and photo op
From NZD139.00
 
Glowworm Caving Adventure Tour in Waitomo
"Your adventure begins at the base with beautiful views over New Zealand farmland and native forest. The operator will kit you out in caving helmet headlamp suitable footwear and caving apparel. The tour begins with a walk down the scenic Mangapu Gorge where you can become acclimatized to the environment. You then enter Mangarongapu Cave and spend approximately 90-minutes walking through the large cave system
From NZD129.00

More Things to Do in Waitomo Caves

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Ruakuri Bush walk.

After visiting Glowworm caves I went to do a free walk in ‘Ruakuri Scenic Reserve’.This walk is NOT the same as ‘Ruakuri Cave’ attraction which is a paid commercial cave tour that often done as part...
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Waitomo glowworm caves .

(part2) The glow worm, Arachnocampa luminosa, is unique to New Zealand. Thousands of these tiny creatures radiate their luminescent light . Their tail-light shines from an organ which is the...
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The Waitomo glow-worm caves.

(part 1)I’ve been to Waitomo caves before ,about 20 years ago ,and now rather forgot things cuz that time I was still young so this year I decide to visit the caves again.There are 3 caves that worth...
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Black Water Rafting Co. Waitomo

There are a few caves in the area, some offering calm boat rides down glow-worm-lit caves. There are dry caving trips that test your mettle. Then there's Black Water Rafting's trips, that combine...
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Spectacular visitor centre

This breathtaking construction has really taken me in. It was built after a massive fire that destroyed the visitor centre in 2005.The new building is spectacular, using native materials and blending...
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The other caves that can be visited

The other two caves that can be visited are Ruakuri and Aranui Caves. On photos they surely look more impressive than the main cave – and photography is allowed.I have not been in either of these two...
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The boat ride

This is the highlight of the tour – when you slide through the dark, the ceiling of the cave lit up like a night sky lit up by millions of stars. The stretch of river/cave visited is not very long, so...
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The Cathedral and other underground formations

The Cathedral is the highlight of the walking tour. It is on the lower level of the Waitomo Cave. The acoustics in this 18 metre high enclosed cavern is impressive. You will hear that New Zealand’s...
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Guided tour of the Glowworm Caves

You cannot access the caves on your own but on guided tours only.These guided tours of the Main Cave include a 250 metre walk through the cave and a boat ride through the glow worm grotto.Tours depart...
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Ruakuri Cave

My friend and I had planned to do the Black Labyrinth tour. Unfortunately it had rained several inches the previous night, and the cave was flooded. They were able to schedule us on a walking tour of...
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You have to see Waitomo Caves

There are a bunch of ways to see the caves and glow worms, but the best way is to use Black Water rafting company. They take you out to the middle of nowhere and you abseil down a canyon-like cave...
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Black Water Rafting

This is a excellent activity to do - There are different rafting activities also available. Sometimes I was scared but I am really glad i did it. My boots where full of water and I was tired at the...
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Waitomo Cave

Waitomo glow worm caves ý Besides the usual limestone cave formation, the cave contains the New Zealand glow worm which emits a light to attract flying insects as good. A guided tour boat ride through...
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Black Water Rafting

When my friend Jay came to New Zealand in August 2002 we decided that we wanted to do something adventurous. We picked Black Water Rafting as we thought it would be a good way to see the Waitomo Caves...
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Waitomo Caves Village, RD7, Otorohanga, North Island, 9999, New Zealand
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School Road, PO BOX 26 , 3943
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95 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves, 3977, New Zealand
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