New Zealand Glow worms
1. Te Anau Glowworm caves
At only 12000 years old, Te Anau Glowworm Caves are one of the youngest in New Zealand. Cruising through the Te Anau Glowworm Caves is a calm and peaceful visit, so take your mum.
2. lake Rotoiti
Take a dreamy night kayaking tour along a beautiful lake full of Maori history.
3. Waitomo caves
The most accessible and popular black water rafting attraction in New Zealand. Tour operators can take you on a caving and/or black water rafting adventure inside the glowworm caves.
4. Paparoa National Park
Another black water rafting option away from the crowd. It’s awesome but not as many people know about it. Enjoy a free rainforest train trip to get to the caves.
5. Kawiti caves
Behind hidden chambers, discover thousands of glowworms replicating a starry night’s sky in this intimate cave network.
6. lake Karapiro
Drift down the narrow lake by boat or kayak to see shores filled with glowworms.
7. Waipu Caves
Well truly off the beaten track, Waipu Caves is a bit of a mission to get to over the gravel roads and hills in the Northland region, but it is well worth the journey to see these isolated and uncrowded caves. The only things crowding these caves are glowworms and limestone features. Take a torch and some jandels as there is some paddling in rocky shallow water involved.