Kōrero: King Country places

Roadside Stories: The underground glories of Waitomo (3 o 3)

In the early 2000s, the limestone Waitomo caves attracted between 350,000 and 400,000 visitors per year to their spectacular glow-worm grotto and caverns. Caves were first explored there in 1887, and  were managed by the New Zealand government’s Tourist Department from the early years of the 20th century. Today black-water rafting is popular with more adventurous visitors.

Listen to a Roadside Story about the Waitomo caves. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'King Country places - Te Kūiti', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/34680/roadside-stories-the-underground-glories-of-waitomo (accessed 16 July 2020)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, updated 30 Mar 2015