Travel Blogs from Waitomo, New Zealand

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Shearing bunnies, Waitomo and Raglan, New Zealand travel blog

Shearing bunnies

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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... karst scenery. The next day it was a complete change of scene, as we drove to the seaside town of Raglan. One of New Zealand's surfing meccas, it also had great beaches and lots of arty shops. After lunch and exploring the stores, we armed ourselves ...

Going Underground ...Wet Waitomo, Waitomo, New Zealand travel blog

Going Underground ...Wet Waitomo

A travel blog entry by tonyandsarah

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... knows. We then popped into a honey store to try lots of free samples (well it beats paying for it) before heading off to waitomo caves. We arrived in the afternoon and found out that we could get onto a trip there and then so we paid for the Black ...

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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... we had plans of adventure underground. We would be going into the dark depths and floating along the black underground rivers of Waitomo to explore the Glowworm caves from another angle. We drove to Waitomo and parked up and decided that sounded far too ...

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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Hello, The morning after White Water Rafting we left to check out the good ‘ole Kiwi Farm Show and Agroadventures…….yawn!! Just another little stop off to entice you to spend your dollars on the Kiwi Experience. Tom compared it to ...

Waitomo - Wait a mo, theres nothing here!, Waitomo, New Zealand travel blog

Waitomo - Wait a mo, theres nothing here!

A travel blog entry by jackandandrew

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... can get. And if that meant jumping down a Gizer, then so be it! After, we soon arrived at our hostel only to find that Waitomo consisted of 1 hostel. No more and no less! I really do not understand the point of getting taken to places like this but ...

The Black Abyss, Waitomo, New Zealand travel blog

The Black Abyss

A travel blog entry by russiatooz

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... of caverns and tunnels, where people come from miles around to abseil, climb and swim in the freezing cave rivers. As we're in New Zealand, home of adventure sports, we thought we'd start as we mean to go on, and signed up for "The Black Abyss." It ...

Rotorua to Waitamo, Waitomo, New Zealand travel blog

Rotorua to Waitamo

A travel blog entry by mattmcshane

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... way you got yourself out of that situation earlier. We like people who think on their feet here. Where are you from, son? "Wellington, New Zealand, sir," the boy replied. "Why did you leave New Zealand?" the manager asked. The boy said, "Sir, because ...

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 ...

Rap, Raft and Rock, Waitomo, New Zealand travel blog

Rap, Raft and Rock

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... in the forest and it started to rain again as we got here. Have re-established ourselves in our 'campsite' but have new neighbours now! Are off to do some thermal sites tomorrow and then Rotorua. Gales predicted the next few days but fingers crossed ...

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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... lit, much to the delight of the little kids in our group! When we were done we asked our guide Tree, where we should go after Waitomo enroute to Aulkland. She said Raglan so we said goodbye and thanks and hit the road. ...

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 ...

Glow Worm Caves, Waitomo, New Zealand travel blog

Glow Worm Caves

A travel blog entry by meercatvinny

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There are a little bunch of caves in this place that are full of Glow Worms. Basically thier arses glow in the dark and look like little stars in the blackness of the caves. We took a boat through the caves and the cieling was sparkling like the night ...

Black Water Rafting, Waitomo, New Zealand travel blog

Black Water Rafting

A travel blog entry by supertrampz

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... a bit scary but lots of fun. Got soup and a bagel at the end. Afternoon went to Otorohanga Nocturnal Kiwi house. Saw New Zealand's only Great spotted kiwi on display and it was running about being pretty cool. Quite impressed at how large kiwis are, ...

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 shonandgraham

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... play against Southland which they won 26-16. After that we found a perfect place for the campervan - a scenic reserve a few kilometres from Waitomo. We had just settled down for the night when a car full of boy racers came screaming down the road and then ...

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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We're getting really daring now - we stayed another nite in an un-official site! The car park was the entry point to some caves and there is a walk you can do at night (which we did) to see some glo-worms so there were cars there quite late. However, ...

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 Caves: The Black Abyss, Waitomo, New Zealand travel blog

Waitomo Caves: The Black Abyss

A travel blog entry by romero

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  4-19 Black Water Rafting...the Black Abyss Andrea: Since everything in New Zealand closes at about 6pm, we decided to just crash last night in the camper. Thank God we got the upgraded camper with a bathroom!!! Anyways, we slept ...

Waitomo glowworms, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand travel blog

Waitomo glowworms

A travel blog entry by lauraandrich

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... decided 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 ...

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 ...

Take It To The Limit, Rotorua and Waitomo, New Zealand travel blog

Take It To The Limit

A travel blog entry by gleckelgirls

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... kumara (sweet potato of NZ), which we both loved (is that better, Dad?). MG: The next morning we moved on to Waitomo. Waitomo is famous for underground caves that can be navigated by tubing, caving (which we are pretty sure is spelunking), climbing ...

Black Water Rafting, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand travel blog

Black Water Rafting

A travel blog entry by jaycara

Today we went Blackwater Rafting (not really rafting but thats what its called!) We headed to the entrance of the cave donning wetsuit plus jacket, booties, white wellies and a red helmet complete with head torch! Looking stylish as ever we were ready ...

Waitomo, Waitomo, New Zealand travel blog

Waitomo

A travel blog entry by kathyface

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Waitomo is a very tiny village. The hostel is really lovely - more like a hotel really and the rooms are smaller so most of us are in 3's and there loads of room for luggage. That's the only problem with being in places for such a short time...the ...

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