Posted by: kiwitravelandtours | March 15, 2011

New Zealand Glowworm Caves

Glowworms are everywhere you go throughout New Zealand.  They like it damp and sheltered, so although many a bush walk taken at night will reveal their little twinkling bottoms, caves and old mining workings are the most likely place to see them.  We don’t recommend fossicking around old mine tunnels -especially at night -so by the far the safer way to see them, is an organised tour of one (or all) of the caves complexes where they are guaranteed to be. Two of the most popular are Te Anau  -in the South Island, a couple of hours away from Queenstown or Waitomo -in the North island, a couple of hours away from Rotorua! The hungrier the glowworm, the stronger its white-blue light shines -all the better to attract its dinner. I’ll be blogging about each cave complex -and what’s on offer -separately but in the meanwhile I thought I’d share a few photos taken inside the caves -with the glowworms shining like stars in a clear nightsky.

Taken inside Te Anau Glowworm caves

Inside Te Anau Glowworm caves

Up close and personal in Waitomo Caves

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