Travel Blogs from Waitomo Caves, New Zealand

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Thermal stream, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand travel blog

Thermal stream

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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... spot and then the experience being trampled on by 40 elementary school kids! Haha, very romantic!  Then headed to a campsite in Waitomo and booked a caving tour for the next day and just chilled out for the rest of the afternoon. By this time in our ...

Glowing Underground, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand travel blog

Glowing Underground

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... of wandering around three different caves as a part of a tour, nicely wrapped in clothing with the luxury of staying dry. The Waitomo caves are somewhat world famous with our very own Queenie having visited (pre-coronation I would think) in 1953. They ...

Black Water Rafting in Waitomo, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand travel blog

Black Water Rafting in Waitomo

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... here during her stay in NZ. Here the local caves are made out of limestone and hidden beneath the countryside. In these caves are the famous glowworms, stalactites, stalagmites, cave coral, fossilised oysters and whale bones; all of which you can’t ...

Hobbit Holes, Caves and Glow-worms....What a Mix!!, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand travel blog

Hobbit Holes, Caves and Glow-worms....What a Mix!!

A travel blog entry by bowney

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With New Zealand being the place that Lord of the Rings was filmed, a trip here wouldn't be the same without some sort of sight-seeing opportunity, and we hit the jackpot! On the way to Waitomo Patto mentioned the Hobbit tour leaflet she'd seen, so after ...

Waitomo, Waitomo, New Zealand travel blog

Waitomo

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... Dean:  Really good fun.  We will definitely be searching out some more sites for climbing and abseiling while we are here in New Zealand.  As for the photos, we have some on a CD ROM but need to convert them into a more manage size before ...

Bald Rabbits!, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand travel blog

Bald Rabbits!

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... at all - it was Rabbits. RABBITS! I couldn't believe it. Apparently they are shorn daily here at Waitomo - the only place in New Zealand that does, according to the sign outside. The rabbits in particular are the 'German Angora' variety that happen ...

Waitomo, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand travel blog

Waitomo

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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Waitomo is famous for it's glow worm caves. There are lots of limestone caves in the area and they are full of glow worms. You can choose to black water raft through the caves (abseil into the cave and sit in a rubber tube and take it all in ...

Caving In, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand travel blog

Caving In

A travel blog entry by aknztrip

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... ;d booked it so far in advanced we’d forgotten what it entailed! We showed up on time (you gotta be on time in New Zealand, no joke) and were ushered over to where our fellow cave explorers were. There was an older English couple, a pair of American ...

Cool Glow wormes in the Waitomo Caves, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand travel blog

Cool Glow wormes in the Waitomo Caves

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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On our way to Rotorua, we stopped at the Waitomo caves, where we took a tour of the underground caves.  It was pretty amazing to see the Glow worms, well actually, they are not worms but larvae of a large mosquito-like fly. In order to ...

Caving, Toobing and doing the Haka!, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand travel blog

Caving, Toobing and doing the Haka!

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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Today we left our lodge at about 8am and headed to Waitomo. Here we decided to do the Tumu Tumu Toobing. This involved going down into a dark cave and crawling, swimming and tubing through it. Firstly we had to walk to the hole, that you drop down ...

Waitomo Caves, Waitomo, New Zealand travel blog

Waitomo Caves

A travel blog entry by bobsonthegreat

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... is a cave, boy. A cave of wonders. Filled with treasures beyond your wildest dreams." Well there was no magic lamp in Waitomo caves, but there were glow-worms, stalagtites, stalagmites, rubber tubes and clay. Lots of clay. Potholing is one of those ...

Black water tubing, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand travel blog

Black water tubing

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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Version traduite plus bas Feb 15, Glow worm caves and black water tubing Like a tchootchoo train, we float on our backs and hold each other's boots, letting the guide at the front drag us gently while we just hold our heads out of the water and look ...

Glowworms, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand travel blog

Glowworms

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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I'm trudging up a remote hillside in a full wetsuit, white rubber boots and a hardhat with headlight. Some acquaintances might say this is another of my occasional fashion faux pas, but today I'm in good company. Emma, Bridget and a dozen strangers are ...

We're getting really daring now - we stayed ..., Waitomo Gloworm Caves, New Zealand travel blog

We're getting really daring now - we stayed ...

A travel blog entry by phil_and_lisa

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... one was tight enough as it was). Then we threw ourselves off more little waterfall type things and waded through various caves with me hyperventilating the whole time (my phobias include darkness, water, confined spaces etc etc etc). Eventually we did ...

A Nice Place To Be, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand travel blog

A Nice Place To Be

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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After a hot shower and 2 hour drive after our mammoth walk, we arrived in Waitomo, land of caves.   Waking refreshed, Liz we prepared for a simple and slightly lazy day ahead. Liz was off to black water rafting; JJ was off to ...

Waitomo glowworms, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand travel blog

Waitomo glowworms

A travel blog entry by lauraandrich

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... that there wasn't enough there to warrant a stop so we kept going a further hour south of Hamilton to the famous Waitomo caves. The caves themselves are very cool but the star attraction is the glowworms which hang from the ceiling. They glow to attract ...

Glowworms and Kiwis, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand travel blog

Glowworms and Kiwis

A travel blog entry by seetheworld

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After the quiet relaxing time in Taupo, we decided to do something adventurous. So it was off to Waitomo caves to do a bit of "Blackwater rafting" - which is basically going down an underground river on an inflatable inner tube! Great fun. After getting ...

Black Water Rafting, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand travel blog

Black Water Rafting

A travel blog entry by jaycara

... as I turned my light back on I realised I was hiding next to a huge Water Spider! We all carried on through the caves, sometimes crawling through little holes until we arrived at the water. Our guide made us do stupid things like put mud on our faces ...

Made up sports!, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand travel blog

Made up sports!

A travel blog entry by lawslo

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So they have a sport here called,'blackwater rafting,' that entails wedging tourists into  really thick,heavy,wet, smelly wetsuits, then grabbing an innertube, strapping a helmet  with a headlamp on and crawling down a cave to an underground ...

Waitomo Caves, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand travel blog

Waitomo Caves

A travel blog entry by richie-ruth

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Waitomo Caves

A travel blog entry by vincethepince

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... from the top you could see all of Auckland. We didn't have long to spend there as we had to make the 3 hour drive to the Waitomo caves for our black water rafting trip which started at 2. The GPS took us down some back roads but we made it on time which ...

Day Trip, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand travel blog

Day Trip

A travel blog entry by shepsj08

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... in this weekend. On Sunday, I left at 7am in a bus to three different and amazing tourist attractions in New Zealand. Our first stop was in Waitomo, about 2 hours directly south of Auckland. Waitomo is world famous for its beautiful caves that have glow ...

Glow little glow worm, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand travel blog

Glow little glow worm

A travel blog entry by rubin

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... and caves.  Apparently it began as a cave river but parts of the cave collapsed over time, revealing the river.  New Zealand has an interesting mix of tropical trees and trees that we’d see in Pennsylvania (no doubt introduced with some ...

Glowworms, stalactites and stalagmites, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand travel blog

Glowworms, stalactites and stalagmites

A travel blog entry by dirkmarta

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... hiervan dus. (wie de film earth gezien heeft weet misschien hoe het er juist uitziet) Dejamos Karibu Creek y nos dirijimos hacia Waitomo Caves,unas cuevas de piedra caliza al estilo de las de altamira o las cuevas del drac, pero con la particularidad ...

Waitomo Caving, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand travel blog

Waitomo Caving

A travel blog entry by gecklny

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... 7 PM and we started driving 4 hours to Auckland, in the rain of course, because we fly out tomorrow morning around 10 AM. So now New Zealand is finished.  It was amazing here.  We just wish we could of had more time here to see and do ...

Waitomo Caves, Waitomo, New Zealand travel blog

Waitomo Caves

A travel blog entry by birkborkasson

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... Waitomo. My boss Michael had told me about that place before my trip and it was all he had promised me about it. The Waitomo Caves are very unique, all the caves are packed with glow worms, which sounded pretty interesting from the start. There were tours ...

Via Lattea sotterranea, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand travel blog

Via Lattea sotterranea

A travel blog entry by baldolino

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... Poi basta, non ho voglia di conversare, leggo! Dormo! Mi sveglio! Oggi la giornata l'ho dedicata a due cose: Waitomo caves e girare in macchina... Veniamo alle prime. Le grotte in questione sono delle caverne calcaree sotterranee scavate da diversi ...

The Underworld, Waitomo, New Zealand travel blog

The Underworld

A travel blog entry by johnny07

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Hello, My last little adventure in New Zealand took me to the sleepy little town of Waitomo, population of around 30. By rights this place shouldnt even be on the map, and you'd certainly be forgiven for passing through without taking a second ...

11. den - Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton, Waitomo, Hobbiton, New Zealand travel blog

11. den - Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton

A travel blog entry by curietour

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Dnešní den začal návštěvou jeskyní :) Bylo to úchvatné!! Nejdříve nás pan průvodce provedl po jeskyni, která byla "suchá" a viděli jsme svítící červíky... Potom nás přivedl k loďce, ...

Unter der Erde, Waitomo, New Zealand travel blog

Unter der Erde

A travel blog entry by flexhannahtrip

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Heute war also der lang ersehnte Tag! Wir traten unsere Höhlentour an. Diese beinhaltete sich 30 Meter unter die Erde abzuseilen, sowohl durch die Höhle zu klettern als auch in einem Gummireifen durch den unterirdischen Fluss zu paddeln, um am Ende die ...

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