Waitamo – Glow Worms, Caves and Kiwi House

We left Rotorua easily and headed back west to Waitamo.  There are sections of caves that you can visit here.  Sue and I chose the Glowworm Cave and Aranui Cave.  Zoe went to all three Gloworm, Aranui and Ruakuri Caves.

I really thought this would be a money grab but was I wrong, yes the price is a bit steep but the tours are awesome and like nothing we’ve seen before.

The glowworm caves are dark and photos isn’t allowed.  In the other cave I did my best but the images are fairly grainy due to high ISO.

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Cave Wetas – only wildlife in the caves

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Sue and I had a bit of time to kill while we waited for Zoe’s final cave  tour to end and we went to a nearby Kiwi House.

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Pacific Black Duck (Grey Duck)

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Blue Duck

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Cape Barren Goose

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Sacred Kingfisher

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Spur-winged Plover

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Banded Rail

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New Zealand Shoveler

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Grey Teal

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Weka

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Brown Kiwi at 1.6 million ISO, yup near total darkness and I still got an image

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On the way to pick up Zoe I found a few more new birds for the trip.

Song Thrush

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A Wild Sacred Kingfisher

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Another great day had by all….

Ciao for now

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One Response to Waitamo – Glow Worms, Caves and Kiwi House

  1. Cynthia Sutcliffe says:

    The Kingfisher is fascinating. The beak is so much larger. Enjoying the adventure!

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