The Waitomo Glowworm Cave
If you are ever in New Zealand, make sure you take a magical boat ride in the Waitomo Glowworm Cave!
This magical natural wonder is unique to New Zealand and is one of its top sightseeing attractions!
Located in the North Island of New Zealand, this cave is known for its Arachnocampa Luminosa, a glowworm species only found in New Zealand.
The beautiful caves are made of limestone formations of various shapes and sizes, illuminated with luminescent light from the millions of Glowworms!
The cave was born hundereds of years ago. Its creation started in the ocean, with the formation of limestone, made up of compressed fossilised corals, sea shells and sea beds to name a few. The caves then formed when a movement in the earth caused the limestone to bend and buckle under the ocean. It eventually came up to sea level and then above it. Exposed to the air, it began to seperate and crack, which allowed water to flow through it, forming caves.
The caves have been naturally decorated with limestone deposits which give it a beautiful look with an indescribable ambience!
This beautiful creation of nature was opened to visitors in 1889 and in 1910, the Waitomo Caves Hotel was built to accommodate visitors from around the world.
This magnificent cave features small underground lakes, cave flowers and houses a banquet chamber for visitors to eat in and a cathedral which has accommodated singers including Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.