Waitomo Caves Hotel
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Conference facilities
- Banquet room
- Non-smoking hotel
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We make it safely to Waitamo and to our hotel for the night. At first glance this 1902 hotel might appear to resemble the hilltop hotel of The Shining or even that of the Bates Motel... But the mayhem is not in the spooky accommodations, but in the fact I put the wrong gas in the diesel car! Ummmmmm yeah! The incredible staff of two (Antoin and …
Up nice and early for our first bus back to Hamilton. There we changed to Waitomo caves. We just had time to eat a quick lunch and check in before setting off on our caving adventure. We had to get wetsuited up. It was tricky and tight! Then we got caving boots and helmets. So sexy. We got a bus to the middle of nowhere and had to walk through a …
Sunny am Rainy afternoon 13 degrees
We woke to sunshine over the water - unfortunately the town side including Mt Taranaki was covered in cloud. We headed to the information centre and asked where we could go to see the Mountain. The lady looked on 'mountain cam' for us and said if we headed to the Egmont Visitor centre we might get to see …
... are mostly of rocks, so I won't bore you with those, but it was a neat thing to see, or in some cases not see, because it was so dark.
Our last stop was to go back to the Natural Bridge as it was getting dark. In the pictures you will see a shot of the glow worm silks in the day light. We came back to this area after dusk and got to watch the glow worms do their thing as it ...
... sat on a ledge overlooking a large underground river. Throughout our underground odyssey, we were kept well fuelled up. This makes a lot of sense as it must be a real challenge to get somebody out in a hurry if they are having a sugar low and there is no food at hand. Throughout our time in the caves, we benefitted from the small group size (a full group comprises eight). We were able to have a go at several bonus activities. After our respite, we were each given ...