Waitomo Caves, New Zealand

Ranked No. 280 in Lonely Planet’s 1st ed. Ultimate Travelist The 500 Best Places on The Planet.

Are these glowworm caves worth it?

Personally, i think they are fascinating. I also think that it is especially romantic to be floating on an inflatable raft in a dark cave covered with millions of luminescent larvae just like a starry night sky. A sense of wonder.

For more information about Waitomo Caves, please visit . You may also check out the tours available, they also provide caving and rafting adventure.

FYI, we met a couple during our Airbnb stay telling us their magical glowworm experience during their night walk at Fox Glacier. Check out  Minneaha Walk .

Instead of the Waitomo tour, we took the Spellbound glowworm and cave tour. The reason? They provide small group tour. Their tour group size is limited up to 12 people. We visited 2 caves, the first – glowworm cave with a boat ride, and the second –  walk-through The Cave of the Spirit. We also had some short scenic walks.

🄿🅁🄸🄲🄴 : NZD 75 / pax (adult); NZD 26 / pax (children aged 0-14 years) *Price valid until 30 September 2017

🄳🅄🅁🄰🅃🄸🄾🄽 : ~ 3 hours 15 minutes

🅃🄸🄿🅂 : Remember to take your motion sickness pill. I don’t usually have motion sickness but i does feel bit dizzy floating on the raft. If you do suffer with motion sickness, I’ll suggest you to take your pill prior to departure as there will be a scenic country roads drive on a van to the caves, hilly and bumpy.

For more information & details, please visit 

**View my Waitomo Caves travel log ➸  Travel Log 08.11.2016 #NewZealand **


 <Before entering into the wonder of darkness. >

 <Spellbound allow us to take photos but it is nearly impossible to do so in the total darkness without long exposure photography, this is the best we can get. The most fascinating ones were captured with our eyes and stored in our memory, I can’t show you that so you’ll have to go see it yourself and feel the wonder. >

<Photo provided by Spellbound>

<Photo provided by Spellbound>

<Photo provided by Spellbound, almost similar to what you will see inside the glowworm cave.>

<The Cave of the Spirit>

<Scenic walk. That’s me.>

<Me. Wearing the safety hat with headlamp before entering the glowworm cave.>

<Scenic walk>

<Short break with hot drinks and biscuits>

Hope you like my new ultimate travelist series ❤.

x Val

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