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Waitomo Glowworm Caves

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Geological Sites
Waitomo, New Zealand
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About Waitomo Glowworm Caves

The Waitomo Glowworm Caves is a limestone cave group in the western mountains of New Zealand's North Island; it is a famous New Zealand scenic spot. In the Maori language, Waitomo means "surrounded by green waters." The caves consists mainly of three distinct caves, the Waitomo Glowworm Cave, the Ruakuri Cave and the Aranui Cave. The Waitomo Glowworm Cave is a stalactite cave. The Cathedral Cavern inside the cave is especially well known for its echo. The Ruakuri Cave is an underground cave where visitors can hear the musical sounds of an underground waterfall. The entrance to the Aranui Cave is also the visitor center. The membrane structured arch here is very magnificent.

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  • 爱走路爱跑步

    We sat behind the Sky Tower of Auckland in the morning on the first class of Citybus to the Firefly Cave and the Hobbit base. We visited the Firefly Cave first. There are fixed visiting time here. You just have to wait patiently. Because of the early arrival, there are not many people, especially without the interference of the tour group, it is really very clean. Photographs are not allowed inside the cave. Fireflies are afraid of light and sound. Everyone turns off their phones and whispers nothing. They just watch the blue light of the fireflies on the top of the cave and on the river in silence. They are so touching that they feel all things are so sacred. I thank all the friends from different countries who visited the cave. Our self-discipline has given us and nature the best love and beauty. Out of the cave, the guide let me take a few pictures of the souvenir, so from inside out to take this backlight, I feel very beautiful. Our driver is a local named blue. His son works in Nanjing. Seeing that there were two hours between our journeys, I warmly invited my son and I to go hiking on the primeval forest trail near his home. It was a real profit! Waterfalls, caves, towering trees, ancient bridges, trestles, humorous introduction! What a marvel at the accomplishment of this country! Thank you blue!

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  • 张老师

    I had a pleasant day with my tour guide for the first time. Although I had insomnia the night before and slept for only two hours, I was still in high spirits. From Auckland to Waitomo at 7:30-10:30, from Waitomo to Hobiton at 12:30-14:30, from Hobiton to Rotorua at 17:30-18:30, and drove 400 km by myself. I went through showers, road repairs, wrong turns, and stopped to take pictures at the wrong time. I arrived at my destination and participated in the scheduled project. I was lucky to catch up with the Chinese commentator. Drifting along the dark river in the dark wormhole by a small valve, you can only see the fireflies'tails on the four walls and on the top of your head shining like stars. Unfortunately, you can't take pictures. The beautiful scenery is just a way for firefly larvae to trap food. When they grow up and lose their mouths, they can only reproduce their offspring at the last moment of their lives and crash into the net of the larvae with their last breath before they die, feeding the larvae, which is a bit like Chinese parents. It's a long way from here. The eavesdropping pleasure is that their hearing has improved and an important mistake in Chinese translation has been corrected. Hee] Quickly, the small valves went down the stream, and there were small openings in the mountains. If there was light, they would build boats and come out of the mouth with a sudden enlightenment. I haven't seen the Hobbits, but it doesn't prevent me from acting crazily in Hobbyton. Peter Jackson chose a half-day view, and eventually chose the ranch of the farmer in Matamata Township because of a 100-year-old pine tree he found on a low-altitude flight. The ranch was just a drop from the farmer's ranch. The tour guide said that the green you saw was the farmer's. The beef you ate at McDonald's in New Zealand was his home.

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