New Zealand, a country located in the Pacific Ocean, was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. And due to its long period of isolation, it developed a distinct biodiversity of animal, fungal, and plant life.
New Zealand is full of magical and mysterious sites, like the Waitomo Glowworm Caves that must be found on your “what to see in New Zealand” list.
Located at Waitomo, on the North Island of New Zealand, the Waitomo Glowworm Caves are known for its population of insects that glow through bioluminescence, found exclusively on this island.
The fairy-tale looking cave was discovered at the end of the 19th century, and since then it has been a major tourist attraction. It has a modern visitor center at the entrance, largely designed in wood and there are organized tours that include a boat ride under the glowworms.
There are three different levels that can be visited by a tour guide, with the final level going down to a 18m high Cathedral, a demonstration platform, and jetty, an enclosed area with rough surfaces, now paved and with good acoustic.