Thursday, 26 December 2013

Day 10 North Island: Waitomo Caves & Auckland

In the morning, we drove to the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves which is just a short drive from Otorohanga.

The Waitomo Glowworm Caves attraction is a cave known for its population of glowworms, Arachnocampa luminosa. This species is found exclusively in New Zealand.

At the Waitomo Glowworm Entrance

You enter the cave in batches with a tour guide

Entrance to the cave
Waitomo Glowworm Caves New Zealand boat
We sat in a boat pulled along with ropes by the boat operator to view the glowworms in pitch darkness.
At the cave exit. No photography allowed in the cave.

From Waitomo, we drove directly to Auckland, a distance of about 194 km or 2hrs 18 mins. Stopping along the way for lunch.
From: Waitomo Glowworm Caves, 39 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo Caves, Otorohanga 3943, New Zealand To: Auckland, New Zealand


We reached early in the afternoon checking into the Auckland Harbour Oaks at $225 per night for a two bedroom apartment with harbour view.


Apartment living room

View from the balcony

CBD downtown

Ferry Terminal
Enjoyng the view of Auckland city

The Viaduct


You must ask the missus why she is laughing hysterically

The Fish Market but unfortunately already closed


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