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Waitomo

Lots of caves and glow worms!

semi-overcast 18 °C

It was another early start in the morning and we were on the bus for a while before getting off to go for a short walk at the Karanghake Scenic Reserve where we walked across two suspended bridges, past a gorge and through an old gold mining tunnel where it was so dark that we needed torches to get through it! The fun part was that most people didn’t have a torch! It was a really nice walk and we’re getting used to there being stunning scenery everywhere we go! Then we got back on the bus and later had a supermarket stop to stock up on food and then went on to the hostel in Waitomo. “Wai” in Maori means water and “tomo” means hole so basically this is cave town with lots to explore. A lot of the activities that the Kiwi Experience bus offer are really very expensive and we’re trying to watch our money so we’re trying to choose which ones we do wisely. Most of the activities are also very extreme, the caving ones tended to involve a lot of water sports which neither of us really like being afraid of the water so we opted to go for a cave walk. We went to the Ruakuri cave and saw glow worms and lots of stalactites and stalagmites. When we got back to the hostel we hung out in our dorm for a while chatting to everyone and then later we made some dinner. After that we went to the pub next door for a drink but as we had to be up early in the morning again we didn’t stay out very late.

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Next stop is Rotorua!

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Posted by Jenpen17 22.11.2012 13:40 Archived in New Zealand

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