Formerly Glowing Adventures. We're now Down to Earth! Learn more...
When it comes to our Photography Tours, our mission is to immerse you in the purest and most unspoiled landscapes New Zealand has to offer. Whether you're inside the enchanting glow worm caves or surrounded by the stunning outdoor scenery, our local guide is your trusty companion. These tours are super private—it's just your group and your guide on this adventure. We keep our groups small, maxing out at four.
Now, while our guides are top-notch, they're not photography gurus. But hey, if you want some insider tips and tricks for cave photography, we've got you covered. Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll hook you up with a document full of wisdom from past guests.
Our Photography Tours have a slightly different vibe from our standard Off the Beaten Track tour. Here, we focus on the entrance/exit of the cave and the stunning Mangapu Gorge. The photo ops are off the charts, with gorgeous glow worm displays, stunning limestone formations, and nature's light show filtering through pristine New Zealand native bush. Our cave system is one of just two in the Waitomo district classified as "Internationally Significant" by New Zealand's Department of Conservation, and it's completely untouched!
On our Photography Tours, you can bring along those larger cameras and even your trusty tripod. You've got the freedom to take your time and craft those perfect shots. Photographing glow worms can be a challenge, but trust us, the results are beyond spectacular!
Now, for safety reasons, we don't take photography tours through some parts of the cave system. All equipment needs to be packed in a backpack because your hands must be free when navigating the tracks. And remember, all cameras and gear are taken into the cave is at your own risk.
No wheels? No problem! Several companies offer transport to Down to Earth — Eco Tours from nearby spots in the Waitomo district. Check out our FIND US page for all the juicy details. Let's capture some epic memories together!