Travel to Waitomo Caves in New Zealand

Explore the interesting Waitomo Caves

Located on the New Zealand's North Island, the Waitomo Caves can be found in the southern side of the Waikato region. The cave system with its many natural rock formations is quite incredible to behold and it is wise to make time in your visit to New Zealand to see them. The weird formations with their enchanting shadows seem to transport you into an unreal world - a place where the imagination rules supreme and logic ceases to exist.

The Waitomo Caves can be found just 12 km northwest of Te Kuiti. Not far from the caves you will find the tiny town of Waitomo Caves with its meager population remaining more or less constant at about only 40 people. While some may wonder at so small at why these people choose to stay in such a small place, others envy them for their simplistic but meaningful lifestyles. If you're going to be arriving late at night, the town of Waitomo Caves is also a great place to find a Waitomo Caves hotel.

The unusual Maori word "Waitomo" can be translated as "water passing through a hole" and the name is every bit as mysterious as the place. The limestone caverns are easy to get to and are a popular tourist destination. The three main caves are Waitomo Cave, Ruakuri Cave and Aranui Cave which are noted for their impressive stalactites and stalagmites. Naturally occurring glowworms give the caves a delightful warm glow and the Glowworm Grotto which is accessed from the Waitomo Cave is generally regarded to be one of the best caving sights in the country. Why not make sure that your tour of New Zealand includes a trip to this most unusual natural treasure - its well worth it!


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