Stuck for ideas on what to do with the kids this Easter, then fear not – located just a two and a half hour drive from Auckland, is the wonderful world of the Waitomo Glowworm Caves.
From the moment you take the turn off State Highway 1, you’ll be greeted by the beautiful rolling hills of the Waitomo countryside, where the kids can run around and stretch their legs, to burn off the excess energy from all the Easter eggs.
What lies beneath Waitomo is the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Created by layers of limestone forming more than 30 millions years ago, the caves can only be described as one of the most natural and inspiring wonders of the world.
One of the expert guides from Waitomo Glowworm Caves will lead your family on an adventure – through the depths of the cave, revealing hidden nooks and crannies along the way. By the end of the tour, you’ll walk away knowing the difference between a stalagmite and stalactite, understand what a glowworm really is and how it is native to New Zealand and why it makes that beautiful glow!
The tour leads up to the most spectacular finale, where you take a boat to a star-studded cave that’s glowing with magical glowworms – what’s not to enjoy about that?
The Waitomo Glowworm Caves can be visited either on a day trip, or affordable overnight accommodation options are available.
A family pass for the Waitomo Glowworm Caves costs RRP $118 (for two adults and two children). Otherwise adults cost RRP $49 and children (aged 4 – 14 years) cost RRP $21.50.
For more information, visit www.waitomo.com