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Temperature in Waitomo Glowworm cave

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Temperature in Waitomo Glowworm cave

What it feels like in Waitomo Glowworm cave? We'll be traveling in February and I wonder if it is cold compared to the temperatures outside (so we need to bring extra layers) or is it about the same?

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Oz
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1. Re: Temperature in Waitomo Glowworm cave

Hi,

It won't be cold underground and you are crammed in like sardines. Just hope none of your cohort has recently dined on chili.

Cheers,

Te Anau, New Zealand
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2. Re: Temperature in Waitomo Glowworm cave

It is cooler, but I don't think you will feel cold unless you're doing something which involves getting wet, in which case a few extra layers might be a good idea.

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3. Re: Temperature in Waitomo Glowworm cave

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Inside the caves is a steady 12-14°C year-round. So yes, you'll want a jacket, and sturdy walking shoes (sneakers - non-slip)

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4. Re: Temperature in Waitomo Glowworm cave

We did the Ruakuri Cave tour there a while back and it was about 13.5°C in the cave. There is one place where you can get splashed (but can step around it ti avoid the worst of the water) - the excellent guide we had took his jacket off to drape over one of our party who was in a wheelchair and so couldn't avoid the worst of the water.

Sturdy walking shoes are advised to stop you slipping. A lightweight waterproof jacket should be sufficient as an extra layer to keep warm & dry. If only wearing a tee-shirt because it is a hot day above ground then you will feel cold underground initially and that might spoil your enjoyment. All caving systems around NZ are typically around the 10-15°C mark throughout the year.

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5. Re: Temperature in Waitomo Glowworm cave

Thank you all.

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