Waitomo Glowworm Caves: Walking the Milky Way

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Waitomo Glowworm Caves in North Island of New Zealand are one of the most beautiful attractions of this country. This is the ultimate destination for all caving lovers. Though, Waitomo is not for the faint-hearted, since the damp, dark tunnels can be quite claustrophobic and disorientation is not uncommon in this cave labyrinth. Their name has a Maori origin meaning ‘holes filled with water’.

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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Projection of the Milky Way

Still, if you decide to take a tour, you can choose between walking and a boat ride. The amazing part comes when you look up and it gives the impression of standing in front of a 3D projection of the Milky Way. The ‘lights’ that create this beautiful illusion are actually blue insects, which are endemic for New Zealand. For the adventurers, there is an option for black water rafting which means that you can crawl and float through the labyrinth on a rubber tube; but for the ultimate Milky Way experience try zip-lining around the ‘stars’.

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