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Waitomo Caves Travel Guide: 65 reviews and 210 photos

This whole area is riddled with limestone caves and strange formations. The caves have been known to the Maori for quite some time, but Europeans didn't discover it until 1887.

Waitomo gets its name from wai meaning water and tomo"i which is hole.

  • Last visit to Waitomo Caves: Nov 1995
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2008 at 12:14 PM

    I enjoyed Waitomo Caves. Bring back fond memories. Highly recommended.

  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Nov 14, 2006 at 3:59 AM

    A boat trip through the cavern sounds magical. What a list of travels! Great tips...I'll be coming back for more...

  • elpariente's Profile Photo
    Apr 7, 2006 at 9:09 AM

    I hope i will have the chance to see those worms during my visit to NZ

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2005 at 11:55 AM

    This looks very eerie to me. Thanks for sharing

  • swings's Profile Photo
    Nov 15, 2004 at 7:59 PM

    PIcs look great, Grets.... Hope I get to see the glow worms! w


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