07 Nov Unforgettable Experiences – The Lost World of Waitomo
No holiday to New Zealand is complete without a little adrenalin-pumping adventure. And this courageous little country serves up loads of thrill-seeking travel activities to choose from…
Let’s take a look at one of the most epic: the underground caves of Waitomo.
Maori tribes first discovered the labyrinth-like cave system of Waitomo (meaning the place where the water enters the earth) over 500 years ago, but they are over 30 million years old. This is a very sacred placed, steeped in myth and legend.
Today, you have the chance to explore this spectacular subterranean world, with its’ magnificent glow worms, churning black water rapids, pristine crystal formations and underground waterfalls.
World Famous Glow Worm Caves
David Attenborough described the Waitomo glow worms as as “one of nature’s most magical illuminations.” To see this marvel of mother nature yourself, you’ll board a boat ride, where you silently glide along an ancient underground river… to witness the spectacular galaxy of tiny living lights that are thousands upon thousands of glow worms.
Lost World Abseiling
Rappel 330 feet down into the Lost World abyss – that’s taller than the Statue of Liberty! Any fear you feel will be quickly overcome by excitement as you get harnessed in for the abseiling adventure of your life. The other-worldly stillness and awe-inspiring natural beauty of this massive, prehistoric cavern will be imprinted onto your memory forever. This is a New Zealand must-do.
Black Water Rafting
Abseil, weave, jump, climb, and float through a subterranean wonderland, with only the torch on your helmet and the illumination of glow worms to light your way!
Black Water Rafting is a roller coaster ride that follows underground rivers and waterfalls, letting the water carry you through tunnels that have been created over millions of years. Group sizes are small, and you’ll be expertly looked after by some of the world’s best adventure guides.
Challenging yourself, stretching beyond your comfort zone and getting the blood pumping will make you feel truly alive. When we create and curate a luxury New Zealand holiday for you and your family, ask us to include a once-in-a-lifetime adventure along the way…