Thursday, August 25, 2016

Beautiful Tianzi Mountains of China


Dragon Cave

The main peak of Tianzi Mountain is smaller than others and rises 1262.5 meters above sea level. What makes them separate contrast is the Si Nan Yu, which is only 534 meters located above sea level. Thanks to the discovery of cable car, we are enabled to see fairy-tale landscape with less effort.Tianzi Mountain gifts us with some 100 natural viewing platforms in China.

Continuity of clouds, wonderful sunrise, peaks wrapped in snow in winter and wavelike rocky peaks are the four most spectacular sights of Tianzi Mountain.

The mountain range’s formation is surprising.There used to be once sedimentary rocks growing below the waters of an ancient ocean. Today, that same layer of quartz rocks is as old as 380 million years old, as thick as 5-6 hundred meters, tops the Tianzi Mountain.

Birth of Tianzi Mountain

The Tianzi Mountains took birth from quartz sandstone of 400 million years ago through their irregular rising of the crust for about 2 thousand years. The crust formation is owned to the "New Cathaysian" tectonic system.

About 3 billion decades ago, the place was anenormous part of the ocean. After a number of geological changes including Himalayan and Geotectonic movements, the bottom of ocean mounted out of the surface, and the quartzite sandstone pillars and peaks took form after the gradual cutting, erupting and fragmenting of Nature for millions of years.

The several high sharp stone peaks rising on the ground with sudden four walls and appearing as nothing shorterthan of the secret workings of nature.

Beautiful scenes of the mountain greet visitors in different seasons.

Attraction of Beauty: 

Zhangjiajie: Zhangjiajie is admired for its attractive tourist sites including weird shaped pillars, hidden valleys, bed of cloud, and limestone caves. It is one of the best scenic areas in China.

  • Wulingyuan Scenic Area 

Wulingyuan Scenic Area in Zhangjiajie was nominated as a UNESCO WorldHeritage Site in 1992. It contains a number of national parks and good view areas inclusive of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and Suoxiyu. Towering sandstones mesas, dense forests, and deep valley are the beautiful natural landscape of Wulingyuan Scenic Area.
  • Yellow Dragon Cave
Yellow Dragon Cave is also considered to be a World Natural Heritage Site. It is praised to be the most wonderful cave in the world by UNESCO experts. With an approx.area of 10 hectares (25 acres), a length of 7.5 kilometers (4.5 miles), a height of 140 meters (460 Ft.), and the cave is the only biggest karst caves in China. It enjoys underground streams, fantastic rocky shapes, and large caverns.
  • Tianmen Mountain
TianmenMountain located on the south of Zhangjiajie city; It is the second suggested visitors place in Zhangjiajie after the forest park. With a height of 1,519 meters (4,983 feet), Tianmen Mountain is the largest peak in Zhangjiajie and is considered as the soul of Zhangjiajie.

The limelights of Tianmen Mountain are Tianmen Mountain is the Cableway, 99 bends, the Cliff-Hanging Walkway, the Glass Sky Walk and Tianmen Cave.

  • Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge:
Many of the tourists are getting attracted to the Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge. The bridge measures two deep cliffs, and has transparent glass as its bottom. With a maximum length of 430 meters, spread 300 meters above the valley floor, it's now the longest, highest glass-bottom bridge in the world.

Hotel Pullman is one of the best hotels. The only international five star hotel.

A place like Tianzi Mountain feels great, the air is fresh and clean and moreover you are away from the big city life.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Natural Wonders Of Philippines


Philippines

PHILIPPINES IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE where there are lots of things to do. It offers leisure and tourist activities that can make a weekend an awesome one. Anyone looking for a party island for your next holiday this place has got it.There is many islands that make up the Philippines. This country is blessed with rich environment lush forest tropical islands, white sand beaches, lakes, rivers, mountains. The people staying here are very warm towards the visitors. One should come on a long holiday on a visit to this place since there is a lot to experience in thisplace. Each year the numbers of tourist increase year by year.

The nature seems to be very natural like 1000 chocolate Hills, underground rivers and caves, 2ooo year old terraces carved by ancient islanders,colourful coral reefs, one of the deepest trenches and perfectly formed Volcano. More adventurous travellers prefer to stay on the coastline.

Some Of The Famous Tourist Destinations Are: 

El Nido Palawan is one of the most beautiful island beaches in the world. It should be visited definitely. Here you will experience different island like beautiful white sand beaches, lagoons and crystal clear waters. You can swim snorkel, do kayaking or just relax and enjoy the beauty of MotherNature.

Boracay island, Aklan: Everyone dreams about visiting this island in the province of Aklan. Don’t miss out its soft white sand, bright blue water, beautiful sunset view and unforgettable night experience.

Batanes islands, Batanes: It is one of the most wanted tourist destinations in Phillippines.Scenery over here is very unique that includes unspoiled islands that satisfy nature’slovers. There are animals freely roaming on the green hills, huge cliffs, overlooking oceans under the blue sky, rocky shores and white sand beaches and the rich cultural heritage of the Ivantans.

Camiguin islands at Camiguin holds the record of having the most number of Volcanoes. This place boasts
of natural attraction including uninhabited white sandbar, hot and cold springs and waterfalls.

Kalanggaman Islands: The island of Kalanggaman in Palompon is famous for its beautiful sandbars in this place and in the world. No wonder the international cruiseships always makes a stopover on this dream islands where hundreds of tourist from the different parts of the world enjoy this island. The water is very clear and transulant. Walk along a white long sandbar and experience a beautiful blanket of stars at clear night sky.

Siargao Island is famous for surfing and a home to the world renowned surfing wave called the Cloud9. There are also beautiful beaches, lagoons, natural pools, waterfalls and caves.

Mayon volcano Albay is the most active volcano. This volcano is a breath-taking landscape .This picture of the volcano is printed on the postcards and on the Philippine currency.

Mount Apoinmindanao is the highest and tallest peak in this place. Mountaineers and Adventurers are more willing to face challenges while climbing on this mountain, but it is not easy. It is also a home to floraand fauna.

Tubbatahareef Natural Park Palawan is a heaven for the scuba divers .This is a wonderful underwater world near the middle of Sulu Sea and also one of the best sites on earth.

NIGHLIFE in Philippines is really wonderful, specially while partying .There are some place where one can visit MANILA, BORACAY, CEBU, PUERTO GALLERABAGUIO.

THE TOP FOOD REGIONisCEBU –LECHON, DAVAO-TUNA BELLY, and BATANGAS-BULALO, LLOILO- LENGUA CON SETAS Y OLIVAS and BICOL-BICOL EXPRESS.

When One Is Immersed In Nature Try To Explore The World.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Visiting Lake Crescent


Lake Crescent

The Beauty of Lake Crescent: 

Any body in search of a natural beauty must visit Lake Crescent because of its pristine deep waters and glacially carved lake. It is nestled in the northern foothills of the Olympic Mountains. It is a popular recreational area where no one can deny the facts about its beauty. Along with its beauty there have been some mysterious stories of this lake. This lake is considered to be one of the Crown Jewels of Olympic National Park. Lake Crescent is suitable for family vacations, romantic holiday and awe-inspiring hikes, camping, lodging and unforgettable day hikes making this park popular.paddleboarding, snorkelling and freediving take place also. This lake is a unique lake.

This lake with crystal clear waters appears to be of various shades, a beautiful blues depending on the light. There are plenty of stopovers where one can take a beautiful snap.

Putting Up At The Lodges: 

The lodge at crescent lake has the most adorable little cottages and a wonderful beach area. A gift activities shop is also available in the cottages. Fishing in this gorgeous lake, swimming and other water are also there. Lake Crescent Lodge is the oldest of the parks. It is located at Barnes Point on lake Crescent road. Here the oxygen levels are quiet low .Because of the great depth the water seems to be deeply turquoise that almost one must see it to believe. One can enjoy picnic around the lake. Fairholme, Bovee’s Meadows, LA Poel and north shore all have tables so that everyone is comfortable.

The Cities near Lake Crescent are Forks, Port Angeles, Sequim, and Port Townsend.

In the West end of Lake Crescent, there are 87 Fairholme campgrounds.This campground is situated in a wooded area, and the ground is very rocky. They have a lot of trails.

Things to Do Near Crescent Lake: 

One can visit these falls and also get a better view of Lake Crescent from the mountain top.

  • MARY MERE FALLS TRAILS 
  • JOYCE  DEPOT MUSEUM 
  • RIAL TO BEACH 
  • OLYMPIC RAFT AND KAYAK 
  • RUBY BEACH 
  • LAKE CRESCENT’S SPRUCE RAIL ROAD TRAIL 
  • Hoh RAIN FOREST 
  • QUINAULT RAIN FOREST 
  • SOL DUC FALLS 
  • SALT CREEK RECREATION AREA 
  • MADISON CREEK FALLS 
  • CAMP DAVID JR BUNCH CREEK FALLS
Right from Mary Mere Fall and Devils Punch bowl to Mount Storm King and spruce Railroad Trail each and every moment in Lake Crescent area of Olympic National Park is rich in beauty.

While hiking some climb the surrounding mountains and some explore the lowland forest and creeks. Many of them enjoy going into the water during the summer. Rowboats are available for rental. Hiking along the lake on the spruce Railroad Trail is a wonderful experience .One can stroll along Barnes creek up to Mary Mere falls. For more adventurous trip hike the steep switch back trail to storm King Mountain.

For an Appetising Meal: 

Restaurants in Olympic national park: Lake Crescent lodge Restaurant, Kalaloch Lodge Restaurant, springs restaurants are some of the famous eatery joints.

Come And Experience This Lake As Words Cannot Explain The Beauty Of This Lake But Seeing It Believes.

Friday, August 12, 2016

The Breath Taking Na Pali Coast


Na Pali Coast
Kauai’s famous, beautiful and pristine coastline is Na Pali coast which nourishes the soul. It is situated in the remote location. This coastline is truly breath-taking because of the sheer cliff and wide ocean exposure. Na Pail offers some of the most dramatic scenery in all of Hawaii. Afternoon light is amazing on Na Pali. You can see rich hues of green, red and black as the sun sets that makes this coastline unique.

Exploring the Exotic Na Pali Coastline:


The best way to explore this coast is on board of the ocean rafting tours. Sailing along you will pass by the emerald green pinnacles towering along the shoreline, the velvet green cliffs and cascading waterfalls flowing into the deep narrow valleys. This coastline is accessible via a strenuous foot trail that traverses rugged miles from Ke’e Beach to Kalalau valley.

The only route to go to this coastline is by boat. Tours operate from this West side location all year. It offers the most comfortable journey. The boat ride is fast and comfortable. They have a rest room on board. The vessel is small enough to go through the sea caves during calm seas. The raft will explore all the nooks and crannies of the majestic coastline. The coastline is an absolutely marvel and you feel like you are passing through The Jurassic Park. The water is crystal clear. This is a memorable excursion.

Fun Time to Enjoy the Adventurous Activity’s:


The famous Na Pali coast hike KALALAU TRAIL is an 11 mile hike for adventurous who are not frightened of heights.Camping is a must for one or two nights in this valley where one can enjoy being under a starry night and hearing the sound of the ocean at night which is really worth it.

Na Pali Coast tour by plane or Helicopter is the best tour where you can relax and enjoy the incredible view. Flying close to the mountain tops, enjoying the view of the waterfalls and dip into the valleys below to get abird’s eye perspective of the inaccessible region.

Do not miss out on Sailing, rafting and hiking. These are the best ways to experience Na Pali’s myriad of natural wonders.One can enjoy Kayaking during the summer month. While year round trips are available on sailing catamarans and rigid hull rafts. Here you can enjoy snorkeling and waterside fun. Encounter spinner and bottle nose dolphins, Hawaiian green sea turtles and during the month of December- April one can experience the magnificent humpback whales.

Ocean-Front Dining at Its Best:


The Na Pali DinnerSunsetsail is our premier “DINNERWITHAVEIW” experience. Sunset at sea viewed from the Southern Star charter boat are spectacular. Passenger will enjoy a panoramic view of the entire coastline. During the course of time the on-board chefs get busy preparing the fresh meal.

Each day is unique as the light reacts with clouds and landscape and the Rainbow frequently add color to the distant mountains.

Top Things to See and Do in Wellington, New Zealand

Mount Victoria


When traveling to the New Zealand capital of Wellington, it can be overwhelming because of all of the things there are to see and do. That being said, there are a few things you don't want to miss. Keep in mind that while the capital is just 2 kilometers in size, getting around on foot can still be hassle. If you aren't from the area, rely on Wellington car hire services to get you around to these top attractions.

Te Papa Museum

Your first stop should be the exhibits at Te Papa Museum. In Maori, “te papa” stands for “our place.” It's a very fitting name for the country's national art gallery and museum. When you first set foot inside, it can seem daunting because of the number of exhibits to see. The museum spans six floors and contains over 250,000 fossils. It also features a large exhibit that tells the story of the Gallipoli Campaign during WWI, which took over 24,000 hours to put together.

Mount Victoria

New Zealand is known for its breathtaking views, and nothing embodies this better than Mount Victoria. From the peak of its summit, you get a great view overlooking Wellington's harbor. However, there is more to take in on Mount Victoria than just the sights from the top. The mountain is full of woodlands that are beautiful to explore. In fact, this is where some of the filming was done for the Shire scenes in the Lord of the Rings movies.

Wellington Cable Car

Another great way to get around and see the city is to take a ride on the Wellington cable car. This historic cable car was first opened to the public in 1902. While it's known as a tourist attraction, the cable car still serves the local community and plays a part in the daily commute of locals. If you miss one of the departures, you won't have to wait long for the next with departures scheduled every 10 minutes.

There is a lot to see and do in the New Zealand capital city. Despite it's small size, it would take multiple trips to see and do everything there. If it's your first time in Wellington, hiring a car is a great option for getting around. That way you don't have to worry about finding your destination, and you can just enjoy everything there is to see and do.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Plan Your Visit - Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake

Formation of Crater Lake:


Crater Lake is a beauty born from violent eruption of spitting fires and rocks. This happened when Mount Mazama erupted and collapsed .The volcanic basin called a Calders filled with water and became the lake that we know today.Usually it is called as DEEPWATER in a sleeping volcano. The phrase GREW, BLEW, FELL AND FILL gives a description how the Crater Lake was formed. The volcano once stood 12000 feet but it collapsed after a major eruption and formed Wizard Island, a CINDERCONE that rises from the water.
This lake is the deepest and the most beautiful lake in UNITED STATES OF AMERICA .It is one of the 7WONDERS of Oregon. From the top of the mountain the rim of the Crater Lake looks wonderful .Mount Shasta, Mount Lassen, the trinity Alps and the Marble Mountain is located to the south of the Oregon California Border. The lake has no inlet or outlet streams. It is fed solely by springs snow melt and rainfall.

The Beauty of the Crater Lake National Park:


The lake and its surrounding region became CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK in 1902 and slowly the park had more than 90 miles of hiking trails. The Crater Lake National Park is also called as COUNTRY’SCROWNJEWELS. There is no other place on earth which combines a deep pure lake, surroundings cliffs, a picturesque island and a violent volcanic past. The park has plenty of fascinating volcanic features along with a second rocky island the PHANTOMSHIP. One can see wide variety of wildlife along with black bears, mountain lions elk and spotted owls. The park is open all year round and 24hours a day. Some roads trails are closed due to snow .If going to visit the Crater Lake one should find out whether it is visible because quiet often because of the clouds it is invisible.

History about the Crater Lake National Park In A Visual Form:


There are two VISITORS CENTERS. THE STEEL VISITOR CENTER where a 22 minute film is shown for hour and half hour .it explores the park’s significance and the lakes volcanic past. And the second center is The RIM VISITOR CENTER at Rim Village.

Enjoyment during Your Stay:


There are SUMMERSPORTS and activities like Biking,Fishing, Swimming/Scuba Diving, and WINTER SPORTS and activities like cross country skiing, The ultimate ski tour, The West Rim Trail, The East Rim Trail, Snowmobiling and Snowshoeing. One can explore the park by hiking up mountain peaks, enjoying cruising through the volcano area on daily boat tour. To enjoy swimming at Crater Lake, hike down to CLEETWOODCOVE trail, the only trail that leads to the shoreline.
Apart from recreational opportunities in the NATIONAL FOREST and in the WILDERNESS,there are number of location in the vicinity of the Crater Lake which can be visited along with the visit to the national park. That is the DIAMONDLAKE which is a famous destination that offer a dramatic view of MOUNTTHIELSON’S spire called the LIGHTNING ROD OF THE CASCADES

Hotel and Stay:


To enjoy your stay you can choose alternative like a lodge or a camping ground.Don’t miss the sunrise over the lake with a mug of coffee in your hand and spend a quiet evening by relaxing by the fireplace. There are two camp ground that is Mazama campground, lost creek campground. The park has three restaurants. The Rim Village café is open all year around, but other café like Annie Creek Restaurant, Crater Lake Lodge are opened according to the seasons.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Things to do in Aspen

Aspen

Inspiring Aspen Colorado


Aspen was inhabited by the Ute Indians, It became a silver mining town during the mining boom of the late 1800s, and therefore it is called as the SHINING MOUNTAINS. It is a unique diamond nestled in the rough of the Rocky Mountains situated on the Pitkin Country.Aspen is also known as a ski resort town situated in the Elk Mountains. It is a famous location for skiing, summer activities, the arts music and business. It is a renowned place especially for the rich and famous. The famous Snow mass village is nearby.

Aspen has a temperate climate allowing us to experience four seasons throughout the year that is spring, summer, fall and winter which offers unique opportunities for recreation sightseeing and relaxation.

This place is a top notch winter resort town and top romantic destination. Tourist will enjoy more in summer also where this place becomes a perfect setting for hiking, biking and horseback tours.

Beautiful Rememberence:


The John Denver Sanctuary: It is a beautiful calm area. Calmness comes over you right on the very edge of Aspen. The walk ways are made of huge white stones leading to the river and several water features. Many stones have lyrics from John Denver songs or Poems. He has left a legacy of songs dedicated to Colorado and the Rocky Mountains.

Maroon Lake Scenic Trail: The scenic trail to the Maroon Bells is lined with rivers, mountains and wildlife. This lake is in the foreground with the backdrop of beautiful Maroon Bells. There are several hikes to choose. This scenic trail is flat and easy to walk.

Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk Mountain is the most challenging mountain for ski/snowboard begginers.The inn at Buttermilk has refreshments. The hot air balloon festival is Excellent

Aspen caters to tourist providing activities to suit the whole family from outdoor adventures to cultural pursuits.

Dancing Fountain: The children and adults will enjoy the dancing fountain of the Hyman Avenue Fountain. It is the best way to stay cool on a hot summer day.

River Rafting and Tubing is practiced including Blazing Adventures Aspen, ELK Mountain Expeditions and Aspen White-Water Rafting and Water sports.

Anyone interested in Para gliding and Fly Fishing can experience these sports in this place.

Fun Activities and Games are situated in Wagner Park and Silver Circle Ice Rink.

Silver Queen Gondol: Take a ride on the gondola to the top of Aspen Mountain for spectacular views, delicious food, free classical and bluegrass music that is only on Week end only, Kids activities, Disc Golf miles of trail to hike and bike .One must purchase the gondola ticket.

Anyone interested in concerts and shows can visit Aspen music festival, Wheeler Opera House Theatre and Aspen Hurst Theatre for a relaxation evening. Also if you are in this place do not miss out on Ballet dance at Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. JAZZ Aspen Snowmass continues to draw the biggest acts in the music world.

For a refreshing evening along with your family visit the Aspen Brewing Company, Mawa’sKitchen and foodie food tours. Enjoy poolside cocktails before heading out for an extraordinary meal.

Nightlife can be enjoyed by playing billiards ,dancing or wine tasting at the lively clubs and bars like Belly upboost bellows, Aspen Eric’s Bar, Twomay‘s Tavern, Eagles Club 184 Aspen Colorado and club Chelsea.

Aspen is known for its luxurious hotels and condominiums.

Some of the best FIVESTAR hotels are Hotel Jerome, The Little Neil, The sky Hotel, StRegis Resort and The Hyatt Grand Aspen.

Spend more time and spread these wonderful experiences about your vacation enjoyed in this place.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Experience Some of the Best National Parks


National Park
The Great Smoky National Park is situated in Tenansea and half in North Carolina. More than 9 million people visit this park every year. The smoky mountain is ancient and oldest on earth. The park is surrounded with mountain ridges separated by deep valleys, an inscribed ridge and valley topography. The Smoky Mountain has been given their name because of the DEEP BLUEHAZE. The haze or smoke is actually formed by water vapour which is emitted by the thick forest which covers the mountain and the valleys in the park. There are many activities to do like HorsebackRiding, Picnicking, Waterfalls, Wildlife flowers and blooming shrubs, Wildlife Viewing, Hiking and Fishing etc.

Grand Canyon National Park is one of the oldest National parks in United States and also one of the Natural Wonders of the world. Tourist visits this place to see this unique combination of geological color and erosional forms. Along with sightseeing hiking and rafting are also popular in the area.

Yellow Stone National Park is situated in the U.S. State of Wyoming. The Yellowstone National Park is named after the Yellowstone River which is the major river running through the park. There are some of the bestplace where it is really beautiful the tower fall, Lower Geyser Basin, Fire hole river, dragons mouth springs, upper falls, The fountain Paint Pot, Yellowstone Geysers, biscuit basin, Mammoth Hot springs, west thumb Geyser, Norris Geyser basin, artist point, lamer valley and much more. There are many guidedtours to choose right from Sunlight Wildlife Watching to Scenic Cruises on Yellowstone Lake. There are many activities and tours In Yellowstone that is horseback riding, Rafting and boating, hiking, fishing, cycling, and boiling river swimming area.

Joshua Tree National Park Mojave Desert California is a long national monument .It is one of America’s newestNational parks. Despite its desert location, the park features a wide variety of plants and animals. The Joshua tree is a giant yucca plant-the short leaved yucca. These plants grow as high as 40 feet and the trunks reach 4 feet in diameter. The trees are in a wide variety of fantastic shapes, it is so unusual in appearance that it grabs attention of the visitors right away. There are activities like nature and wild tours, climbing tours, vertical adventures, Horseback riding tours and Joshua Tree Rock climbing school. There are rare sightseeing’s like skull rock, arch rock, wonderlands of rock, hidden valley and Ryan Mountain.

Glacier National Park is one of the largest National parks near the Canadian border Montana; it is famous for spectacular mountains, glacier, lakes and a diverse variety of wildlife. There are ten best things to see in this park that is Cracker Lake, Chief Mountain, and Endangered-wildlife, Grinnell Glacier, Triple Divide Peak, Rogers Pass, Bird Woman Falls, Illecillewaet Glacier, Nakimu Caves and Two Medicine Lake.

Olympic National Park is located on the Olympic peninsula in the extreme northwest corner of Washington State. This park has some 16 endemic species of animals and plants found nowhere else in the world. It has become a World Heritage site and a biosphere reserve. The sharp peaks support a number of glaciers and the mountains are covered in white in the summer. Giant trees and forests filled with a variety of lush vegetation can be viewed from the trails easily accessible by most visitors. The park also has beautiful pacific coastline. There are a variety of coastal land forms along with sandy beaches, rocky, gravel-covered ones .This parks has also numbers of rivers and lakes. The lakes are surrounded by forested hills and mountains. This park offers outdoor adventures, cultural experience and serene natural splendour.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Waitomo Glowworm Caves


Waitomo
Image Credit: Custom Day Tours

GLOWWORM CAVES

Most of New Zealand caves are formed from limestone and marble sediment. And from these limestone formations New Zealand’s most inspiring naturalwonders and must to see destinations has evolved.

Waitomo is located two hours from Auckland on NewZealand North Island WAITOMO; the meaning of WAITOMO is water entering a hole in the ground. This place is famous for GLOWWORM CAVES, BLACK WATER RAFTING, CAVE ABSEILING, and CAVE ECO-TOURS AND NATURAL ATTRACTION. 

QUICK FACTS: 

This place is the oldest tourist attractions because of the population of Glow-worms that live in the caves. The Waitomo caves were formed over 30 million years ago. Glow-worms are tiny bioluminescent creatures that produces blue green light, it is an invertebrate. These glow worms are omnivorous animals, but they still have a diet which is meat based.

EXPLORING THE CAVE: 

Chief Tane Tinorau had explored this Waitomo Glow-worms Caves in 1887. They built a raft of flax stem and with candles in hand floated into the cave where the stream goes underground. As they entered the caves they saw the Glow-Worms grotto and the twinkling glow coming from the ceiling and little further they were surprised to see the limestone formations. Slowly after many trips they discovered the upper level entrance which has now become a current entrance. And then by 1889 this cave was opened to tourist by paying a nominal fee.

The Locals were amazed by the twinkling larvae and therefore this site became a tourist attraction and welcomingvisitors from there onwards.

A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE ON THE WAY TO THE CAVE: 

LAKE TE ANAU on the western shore takes you to the underground adventure that fascinates visitors from all ages. Here you come across how the rushing water sculpts the rock formations before gliding through the silent darkness to the Glow-worms grotto.it is really a magical sight. As you enter this galaxy of tiny lights you’ll immediately experience a serene ambience and be fascinated and intrigued by tiny Glow-worm that light your way. The guide explains about the life span and how they live and die. They give interesting information about the cultural heritage, the history and science behind the caves.It is an unforgettable sightseeing attraction. You can enjoy a boat ride under thousands of Glow-worms over your head. Tourist visiting New Zealand always has a wish to visit this place.

Glow worm caves are a good place for your family or class picnic. It is an educational activity for the kids to learn about the nature, history and culture of the Glow worm.

The WAITOMO is the only home to the caves but there are also activities like Horse-riding and even golf.

LOCATION OF STAYING

The visitors are not allowed to stay overnight in the caves. So there are many hotels,campsites and guesthouse in and around Waitoma to suit a range of budgets.

HOW TO GO ABOUT BOOKING THE TOUR: 

Many Tour providers’ runs daily sightseeing tours to Waitomo caves from Auckland. You can choose to visit just the caves. Booking has to be made much in advance.

Make a point to visit this place as nature always surprises you beyond expectation.