Visiting Waitomo Caves is something I have always wanted to do, so was very excited to get there with my family. All those glow worms while you are floating along on your little boat in the dark is an amazing thing to see, then you learn about their life cycle and why their butts glow it takes the romantic notion out of the picture. The forest walk to the caves has beautiful old trees and the naturally occuring limestone formations, it lets you know you are in a forest that has been around a long time. I thought this forest walk was very beautiful and there is something to be learned about leaving forests untouched for hundreds of years. We were happy to walk out to join a tours but turned out if you ask and they have space they will give you a ride a few kms up the road to the caves, no problem. Bella enjoyed coconut chocolate without bolusing just from walking around the caves, at one point we were told we were 65 meters undergound.