|The ravine near the Mangapohue land-bridge.|
In the April-May issue of Let’s Travel (New Zealand’s #1 travel magazine) is my feature on Waitomo in the central North Island. Visit letstravelmag.com to subscribe and find out about all the things to do here beyond the seeing the glow worms that first established Waitomo as a tourist destination more than 120 years ago.
There’s one of the most photogenic waterfalls in the North Island (Marokopa Falls), some of the country’s most wild-looking bush, a natural land-bridge (Mangapohue), limestone caves both above and below ground, a supposedly haunted historic hotel and an incredible man-made structure that almost rivals the region’s natural wonders.
That man-made structure is one of only a handful of photos below not taken by me and is what’s known as “The Spiral” – a 7-storey sloping spiral walkway down to the Ruakuri Caves. The other photos in this Waitomo top 50 not by me are the wet-suited ones from my enormously fun five-hour tour with the Waitomo Black Water Rafting Company.