Day 162 New Zealand, Waitomo caves April 28th 2015 Bonjour, Hola, Hello,
Today we went to the Waitomo caves, Wai means water and Tomo means shaft or tunnel. Here they have 3 different caves to see, the glowworm cave, Ruakuri cave and Aranui cave, each with there own different qualities.
The glowworm cave has amazing acoustics that even artist such as Josh Stone, Rod Stewart and Katy Perry have performed here. As it is a wet cave it ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Waitomo Caves The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more