New Zealand
Waitomo Caves

The Waitomo Caves are situated about 12 kilometres in the north-west of Te Kuiti.

Under the green landscape of Waitomo, there is a labyrinth of caves, sinkholes and underground rivers. The main caves are known as Waitomo Glowworm Cave, Ruakuri Cave, Aranui Cave and Gardner's Gut. The Anui cave is famous for the millions of stalactites and the cave walls of Glowworm Cave are decorated with galaxies of native glow worms.

 

www.mountainstamp.com New Zealand 1996 Waitomo Caves stamp

New Zealand 1996, Waitomo Caves.

The gummed stamp was issued again in the miniature sheet "Capex 96".
(please see below)

 

www.mountainstamp.com Capex 96 souvenirsheet

New Zealand 1996, miniaturesheet "CAPEX 96".

The illustration of the miniaturesheet is showing:
Tasman valley with the view towards the Mount Cook Nationalpark (Burnett mountains and the Gamack Range).

The four stamps of the miniaturesheet are showing:
Lake Wanaka
Giant Kauri
Doubtful Sound
Waitomo Limestone Cave

 

 

 

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