Bear witness to one of nature’s most awe-inspiring performances by one of it's most miniscule and seemingly unspectacular species!
A surreal sight to behold, ‘glow worms’ are a unique form of larvae who emit a stunning, bluish green glow to attract their prey, and are predominantly found across New Zealand and Australia in humid caves, and in areas of unspoilt woodland near rivers and streams.
Widely regarded as the best destination in the world to see glow worms the Waitomo Caves are located on New Zealand’s North Island, some two hours drive from the capital Auckland.
Situated 150 feet below ground, the limestone caverns feature a complex of rivers, streams and waterfalls, and are home to millions of Arachnocampa luminosa, a unique species of larva found only in New Zealand, who produce a brilliant, blue/green bioluminescence, that is a truly breathtaking display to witness!
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Although glow worms can be seen year round, they prefer warmer temperatures and are therefore usually found in higher numbers during the December through to March in Australia and New Zealand, and May through till the end of June in the USA.
Yes, most caves permit children as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
Yes, though rare, glow worms can be found across the UK, though not in large concentrations such as those found in the caves of NZ and Australia.
With the exception of Great Otway National Park, Australia most glow worm caves can only be explored with a guide or on a group tour.
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