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What a comparison to the previous day. As our first proper day had been a bit of a washout to do things as we didn't get going early enough, this was completely the opposite. We were up super early and down to the glow worm caves in Waitomo for breakfast. My mum had decided that she wanted to do the tubing kind of rafting experience through the caves so we tried to book onto this when we turned up but couldn't get onto a ...
... The weather was glorious as well and by the end of the tour we were ready for a cold drink in the Green Dragon pub which had been built next to the set. Fiona had a ginger beer that she really enjoyed and I opted for a nice amber ale from the Southfarthing Brewery. The pub overlooks a lake and you can see back up into Hobbiton as well so it was a lovely end to the afternoon, before we got back on the road again.
... of land and brought tons of wildlife to live there. It's marketed as a luxury retreat lodge, mainly aimed at hunters. We learned that people pay up to hundreds of thousands of dollars to come and shoot a prize stag. But we were just there to relax. We arrived and they set up dinner for us on the bar facing the kitchen, so we were able to watch the chef cook the five course meal. The lodge was set up to feel like someone's ...
... sight, cascading into the depths below. At a couple of points we had to get out of the rubber ring and squeeze between some pretty tight gaps.
Soon enough we were at our first waterfall. It was around three metres high above a deep black pool which leads to a connecting underground river. One by one we had to queue up and jump off the top of the waterfall backwards. Ashleigh went first and landed awkwardly and bounced out of her rubber ring into he dark ...
... made it with a few minutes to spare. Turned out to not be a big deal anyway as there were only a few people on the boat this time round and there was also another couple running late, who incidentally were also from Brisbane.
Away we went and the river cruise was very interesting and enjoyable. We went past a geothermal power station which has apparently tapped into such a good subsurface resource that it would have made a sightseer's wonder ...