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For an unforgettable, eerie adventure, visit the three Waitomo Caves south of Hamilton on the North Island. Those are not stalactites hanging from the ceiling - they're thousands of luminescent glowworms. Ride the tour boats through the Waitomo Cave, visit the Museum of Caves, or (if you're feeling adventurous) try rappelling or "black-water" rafting in the Ruakuri Cave. Rafters don wet suits and miner's helmets to float through the glowworm caves and down a small waterfall. The more understated Aranui Cave does have thousands of tiny stalactites.

Waitomo Caves with glitering glow worms, ancient stalagmites and stalactites have left me fascinated.

I chose to do the lost world cave which was a 100m abseil and caving adventure. Sure was a great trip !

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  • In a nutshell:75 km south of Hamilton
  • Last visit to Waitomo Caves: Oct 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • BluBluBlu's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2005 at 2:54 AM

    Waitomo is a great little place...thanks for reminding me! Happy travels, Blu

  • l_joo's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2004 at 6:11 PM

    This Waitomo YHA looks cute. The caves also, any caves drawing then? 75 km south of Hamilton...okay

  • k_yana's Profile Photo
    Jan 18, 2004 at 12:51 AM

    The Lost World was sort the highlight of my trip. Love your pages.

  • city_guy's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2003 at 6:13 AM

    Caving ? Batman and Bat girl? hehe :) Nice... ☺


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