• lauren at waipu caves north island new zealand free glowworm caves
    New Zealand,  North Island,  Northland

    Waipu Caves Glowworms: The Best Free Glowworm Cave In New Zealand

    Waipu Caves are an awesome place to see glowworms for FREE in the North Island. The Waipu Caves are the second place I saw glowworms in New Zealand (after McLaren Falls – another amazing free glowworm location in the North Island). Waipu Caves is the first cave that I saw glowworms inside of in New Zealand. It was a really cool experience to be able to go inside a cave, but to see glowworms in there too was amazing. Having seen so many glowworms since then (including paid tours such as the Waitomo Glowworm Caves*, Ruakuri Caves* and Te Anau Glowworm Caves*) I think that the Waipu Caves are one…

  • free glowworms at ruakuri bush walk north island new zealand
    New Zealand,  North Island

    9 Free Places To See Glowworms In The North Island, New Zealand [2022]

    In this post, I will share with you the best places to see glowworms for free in the North Island of New Zealand. Like many of you, I wanted to see glowworms so badly after hearing about the Waitomo Caves*. Before I came to New Zealand, I saw those famous pictures of hundreds of glowing blue lights above a boat inside a cave. You’ve probably seen these pictures yourself! However, when I got to New Zealand I was amazed to learn that didn’t even need to go to those caves to see glowworms. Glowworms are not unique to Waitomo. In fact, there are many places that you can see glowworms…