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Williams Lake, British Columbia
October 13, 2002
The main glowworm cave has a large cathedral which has hosted many musical performances. After about a 15 minute walk through the cave with your guide you come to the section of the cave where the glowworms reside. This section of the cave is flooded and you ride through on a raft. You are warned to be very quiet as noise apparently disturbs the glowworms. The raft slowly passes through this section and as you round the first corner it suddenly seems as if you are outside on a perfectly clear star-filled night. Thousands of little glowworms are above you lighting your artificial sky. The raft carries on through this section and you arrive at the end of your journey.
As with all good tourist stops there is the obligatory gift shop and cafeteria-style restaurant. The gift shop does have a few unique items relating to the glowworms as well as a good stock of New Zealand tourist items.
From journal Daytrip to Waitomo Caves
by Wouter Kloos
July 26, 2002
From journal Waitomo on the go
Auckland, United Kingdom
July 9, 2002
After being outfitted with miner's helmuts we all piled into the raft. The guide asked us to turn our lights off and we drifted along in the pitch black and the silence. We reached the main glow worm cavern and it was quite incredible. Definately worth seeing.
The guide was maybe a bit too enthusiastic as he told us all about the life style of what are basically maggots hanging above our heads. Tune him out, enjoy the view and try not to shriek if one of the maggots happens to fall on your head.
From journal Backpacking tour around New Zealand
November 4, 2000
From journal Maori's & More, New Zealand, North Island