Travel bucket list ideas: Waitomo Glow Worm Caves, New Zealand

Today’s Travel Bucket List ideas post will be short and sweet, as I am not feeling very well 🙁 Not only did I barely sleep last night, but also my RSI (thanks, American work culture!) is coming back to stab my hands :/

Still, I would love for you to take part of this week’s Travel Bucket List Wednesday by telling me about the new travel bucket list ideas and items you’ve come up with lately. Please share your links, blog posts, and photos on the Mr. Linky, found at the bottom of this post! As for me, I only have the strength to write about one new travel bucket list idea this week:

Waitomo Glow Worm Caves, New Zealand

The name speaks for itself: In Waitomo, New Zealand there are caves filled with wonderful glow worms. What’s most interesting about these worms, however, is that the more hungry they are, the brighter they glow! To see these beautiful critters, one may go black water tubing for three hours, go rappelling and climbing for five hours or simply go by lazy boat. Judging by how adventurous yours truly is, I definitely want to cross this item off my travel bucket list via option 2 😀 Unless they come up with a more daredevil way of doing this by the time I get there… 😉

travel bucket list ideas, rappelling Waitomo Caves, New Zealand

Two great travel bucket list ideas: Rappelling @ Waitomo Caves *and* seeing the glow worms in one day. WOO! (Photo:colincookman, Flickr)

travel bucket list ideas, 1977 WAITOMO GLOW WORM CAVE NZ

"NZ WAITOMO GLOW WORM CAVE: 1976 Pugh family photos" (by DON PUGH)

travel bucket list ideas, Waitomo glow worm caves

Glow worms Arachnocampa look like glow-in-the-dark pearl necklaces dangling from the top (Photo: Markrosenrosen, WIki)

travel bucket list ideas, glow worms New Zealand North Island

More glow worms! These look like shiny blue stars (Flickr Commons)

Got any travel bucket list ideas? Share them below!

1. Submit a link related to an item you crossed off or plan to cross off your travel bucket list to Mr. Linky belowIt can be any type of travel inspiration, Pinterest board, photo galleries, blog posts, etc.

2. Please, leave a comment on this post, sharing why the content of your link/post is on your travel bucket list.

3. Tweet all your travel bucket list ideas and inspiration with #TravelBL and I promise an RT.

5 thoughts on “Travel bucket list ideas: Waitomo Glow Worm Caves, New Zealand

  1. I did this with some friends a little over a year ago. It was one of the first things we did in New Zealand and we had an absolute blast!!

  2. I’ve been in this cave, rowed through. It was a wonderful place. There’s a similar cave near Surfer’s Paradise on Australia’s Gold Coast.

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