Story: Glow-worms

Glow-worm grotto, wonder of the world

Glow-worm grotto, wonder of the world

The glow-worm caves at Waitomo have been widely publicised as one of the most spectacular tourist attractions in the central North Island. In the 1930s the New Zealand Railways Department published this poster of the glow-worm grotto at Waitomo Caves, to promote rail travel as the best way of getting to the caves region.

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George Gibbs, 'Glow-worms - New Zealand’s glow-worms', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 November 2022)

Story by George Gibbs, published 24 Sep 2007