My phone battery died on the way to Waitomo, so we were left without navigation and got lost, which was not fun. We had to use the old-fashioned paper map from AA and stick to the main highway so we wouldn't lose more time. But this was my first time seeing the glowworms and they were very cool. They take you into the caves and then on a boat so your eyes can adjust to the darkness and see the thousands of glowworm larvae above and around you. Since you can't take photos down there (which is nice - frees you to actually enjoy the experience), I've only got one of the exit of the caves.
|The recreation of Hobbiton in The Shire|
|Bilbo Baggins' house|
|The Hobbiton cat had the best seat in The Green Dragon Inn, next to the fire|
|Exiting the Waitomo Glowworm Caves|