Journey underground on a subterranean adventure at the Glowworm Caves

How would you love to get inspired by the beauty of our planet? Even better, how would you love to visit a place that have attracted tourist from all over the globe by its simplicity and beauty? If you are yet to discover why we need to preserve the environment, perhaps you need to read further into this blog, we may yet convert you into an environment activist.

One of the nature's marvels is the glow worm. The little flying worm produces a greenish illumination - sort of like the smaller version of Northern Lights - that makes it a spell binding insect to look at. Unlike the Northern Lights of the Arctic Circle, the glowworms light blink. It is beautiful and intriguing. Even the most cynical person will get fascinated by the insect.

Of the species of glow worms, the most exclusive is Arachnocampa luminosa that is found in New Zealand. The special worm is particularly found in the Glowworm cave of Waitomo, North Island, New Zealand.

The breathtaking views of the glowworm caves are world renowned. Actually the cave was chosen to feature BBC's 'Planet Earth' series that show cases extra-ordinary features on the planet.

A boat tour into the glowworm caves is one of those experiences that every tourist must endeavour to experience. It takes about 4 hour’s uninterrupted to view the magnificent glowworms that hang on the cave's walls. It takes a while for your eyes to get used to the glowworm illuminations, but it eventually gets better and you start to enjoy the light displays.

The underground adventure will cost an adult approximately NZD$75, a child that is accompanied by his/her parent NZD$ 26 and a child that is unaccompanied $42.

New Zealand is one of the most developed countries of the world and getting accommodation will not be a problem. However, you need to know the weather in Waitomo in order to dress appropriately.

Whatever else you do in this lifetime, make sure you enjoy one nature's best gift to man - the Glowworm Caves of Waitomo. If you get a chance, make it count. It is an experience that will form part of your life’s highlights.

by Kennedy Runo on 12/17/2013 in Sightseeing