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Photo: Aranui Cave Waitomo

The fascinating limestone formations of the Aranui Cave at Waitomo Caves on the North Island of New Zealand.

The Aranui Cave has a variety of appealing and spectacular limestone formations creating amazing cave walls. The Aranui Cave is named after a Maori man who discovered this one particular cave of the Waitomo Caves in 1910 as he chased a wild pig. The enormous Aranui cave displays mass ranges of limestone and coral formations, straw stalactites and extremely high chambers of formations.Aranui has a natural cave entrance and is considered to be the littlest with the finest structure of the three main caves of Waitomo. The Aranui is a dry cave and very little life exits past the front entrance. You will find a colony of New Zealand cave wetas near the opening and a little further in you will find the most exquisite collection of stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones and decorative formations. The people of the Waitomo district consider Aranui Cave a magical and mystical place that carries many Maori myths and legends. ... continue below the picture...

Aranui Cave Waitomo

Aranui Cave Waitomo
Photo of the Aranui Cave at the Waitomo
Caves on the North Island of New Zealand.

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... There are an assortment of caves to explore at the Waitomo Caves in Waikato, New Zealand and walk through guides tours that are available to experience each one. This is an adventure of a lifetime and on your holiday to the North Island of New Zealand be sure not to bypass the Waitomo Caves.Aranui Limestone Cave at Waitomo Caves, Waikato, North Island, New Zealand.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/10.0, exposure time of 8/1 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 70mm.

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Aranui Cave Waitomo
The fascinating limestone formations of the Aranui Cave at Waitomo Caves on the North Island of New Zealand.
Rolf Hicker
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