KIWI: A glowing year of celebration for one of New Zealand’s oldest tourist attractions

Waitomo Glowworm Caves celebrates its 125 year anniversary of guiding this year. To mark the historical occasion the must see attraction is giving something back to New Zealanders.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves celebrates its 125 year anniversary of guiding this year.  To mark the historical occasion the must see attraction is giving something back to New Zealanders. 

 

Kiwi’s who visit the  significant attraction between 1st January and 31st March 2014, will be gifted with the opportunity to return to the caves as many times as they like during 2014 for FREE.

Gordon Hewston, Operations Manager, thl says “We are extremely excited to celebrate this momentous milestone in New Zealand history and this gift is the first of a number of exciting activities planned throughout the year.”

Waitomo Glowworm Caves amazing formations and thousands of tiny glowworms lighting the journey through the caves, attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year and regularly features in global lists of the top caves in the world.

The caves have been attracting people from not only around New Zealand but around the world since they were first opened to the public in 1889 by local Maori Chief Tane Tinorau, making it one of the founding four tourist attractions in the country, soon after European settlers arrived.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves were first explored by English surveyor Fred Mace accompanied by local Maori Chief Tane Tinorau in the late 1880s.

 

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