Monthly Archives: April 2019
Waitomo Caves are considered one of the main attractions of New Zealand. They are located on the North island of New Zealand, 12 km Northwest of the town of Te Kuiti. Their name “Waitomo”, translated from the Maori language, means “water passing through the hole”(“wai” – water, “tomo” – funnel). One of the main attractions of the Waitomo caves is the “glowworm Cave”. It is called the “Firefly Cave” because of the large population of the arachnocampa Luminosa fungus gnats that live here. Here you can see and touch the real “starry sky”, above your head you can see thousands, millions of luminous points. This is an unforgettable sight.
Firefly mosquitoes are tiny, bio-luminescent creatures that produce blue and green light. Continue reading
Lady Knox (eng. Lady Knox Geyser) is a geyser located in the Wai-O-Tapu region, the Taupo volcanic zone of the North island of New Zealand. It is named after Lady Constance Knox, second daughter of Actor Knox, 5th Earl of Ranfurly, 15th Governor-General of New Zealand. An eruption of a geyser is caused artificially (by pouring a soap solution into the mouth of the geyser) every day at 10: 15 am. During an eruption that lasts about an hour, the geyser emits a jet of water up to 20 meters high depending on the weather. the Visible part consists of stone formations located at the base of the source. Silicon, which has accumulated over many years during eruptions, forms a light cone-shaped top of the geyser. Continue reading