Wonders of the World: the Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Thousands of tiny bright lights shine from the ceiling of the stunning Glowworm Grotto. It's a jewel in one of the wonders of the world, the Waitomo Glowworm Caves in New Zealand.
The government took over the administration of the caves as the number of visitors grew. They retained control until 1989, when the government returned the area to the descendants of Chief Tane Tinorau, and today many of the staff who work there are his direct descendants.
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How to Get There
Waitomo is easily reached by road from many of the North Island of New Zealand's major centers. The city of Hamilton is just one hour away. Auckland is around 2.5 hours away and Taupo and Rotorua are a mere 2 hours away.
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