Tapanui Country Home

Address: 1714 Oparure Rd, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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This hotel is located on 1714 Oparure Rd, North Island.
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        A travel blog entry by postcardtohome on Oct 23, 2015

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        I had an awful nights sleep because I wasn't feeling too well, so kept waking up with a sore throat. There was also a couple of snorers, and my phone had died in the night so I was panicking that I wouldn't know when to get up. Eventually, when people started stirring in the room, I asked one girl what time it was - it was 6.25am. My alarm had been set for 6.45am, so I got up and started to get ready anyway. Chloe and ...


        A travel blog entry by abryan124 on Sep 13, 2015

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        ... our hostel on the left, then 100 more meters are the caves. That's it. I wish I was exaggerating but our guide told us this town has around 50 residents. The main draw to this town are the caves and without them, it would just be a normal NZ village. For the glow worm caves tour, it was us and about 30 Chinese... I guess we are on their side of the world! Note: we weren't allowed to take pictures inside so I will do my best to describe it. It begins at this rock ...

        Glow Worm Caves

        A travel blog entry by cindy.gehringer on Jul 11, 2015

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        ... caves we turned off the lights. Our guide served tea, coffee, & hot chocolate while our eyes adjusted. Then we went on a water raft ride in total darkness to see the glow worm lights by the thousands light up the ...

        Glow worms and eels!

        A travel blog entry by curious1 on Jun 23, 2015

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        ... the abyss, I couldn't hold myself up, and was horizontal. They had to add an extra brace around my back so that I wouldn't be fighting the entire time to stay upright. It was just like I was floating on water, except I was dangling 40 metres in the air above the bottom of the cave we were entering. I personally didn't care for the rappelling. It was very ******* my pecs.

        Once we were actually in the caves, it was really cool! I am quite fine with being ...

        Glowing underground, we're glowing underground....

        A travel blog entry by thecurries2012 on Nov 06, 2014

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        ... up to tourism and is now living a very happy life.

        After a bumpy and windy drive to the caves we first headed into a larger and dryer cave which had been carved out by the eroded limestone in the ground, the cave was littered with skeletons of the aforementioned ill fated cow, some sheep, possum and even a now extinct Moa bird which had fallen and become trapped in the caves. Moa birds were once the equivalent of emus ...