New Zealand is a country packed to the brim full of natural wonders and the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, around a two-hour drive from Rotorua, are no exception. Frequently considered to be one of New Zealand’s best natural attractions, a walk and boat ride into the caves will see you floating under a sky of glowing blue. A firework display put on by Mother Nature herself, you’re sure to be spellbound as these magical creatures light your way in this subterranean universe, 30 million years in the making.
The guides on this tour are fantastic. Many of them are direct descendants of the Maori chief who first explored the cave, so you can rest assured they’ll enrich your adventure with story-telling and snippets of history throughout.
With the Arachnocampa Luminosa glowworm being unique to New Zealand, this really is a serene excursion not to be missed.