The Glowworms of Waitomo
New Zealand’s fourth largest city, Hamilton is situated on the banks of theWaikato River. The city is easy to explore – visitors can take a strollthrough the award-winning Hamilton Gardens, discover the animals atHamilton Zoo or relax with a picnic at Hamilton Lake.
Waitomo is a city located on the North Island and close to the city of Hamilton. This destination offers the chance to experience awe-inspiring limestone formations and magical boat rides under thousands of twinkling glow-worms. For the more adventurous at heart, try abseiling, black water rafting, zip-lining or climbing through the cave systems on one of the many adventure tours.
There is nothing like being completely enveloped in absolute and total darkness. As your eyes adjust to the environment you slowly begin to see a whole universe expand in front of your eyes, except that you aren’t looking into the cosmos, instead you are looking at the stars of these caves, the glowworms!