Waitomo Caves Hotel
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... 1.5 hrs. Adrienne was pleased with the end result. And no,.....NO 'tatts' for Wonderwoman!
By this time,...(about 7:30pm) I was so sleepy, I literally couldn't keep my eyes open. It was as if I were more exhausted the second night than the day we arrived. So,....we went back to the hostel,.....I had a biscotti from home, and some figs, and then CRASHED!
Today was a fun day. The Glow worms were on my 'bucket list' and seeing so many of them was a ...
... into a cheap campsite about 15 minutes drive from the cave. We ended our day by cooking up a huge (crazily cheap) steak before falling asleep completly shattered and drained.
Rain showers, cold.
P.S. Just in case we didn’t make the waterfall sound impressive enough. The tag line the company used for this course was ‘Chuck Norris would choose this one!’
P.P.S Wet suites are extremely unflattering and very uncomfortable.
... water is so deep that we had to pull ourselves forward using the rocks and rope on the walls. The second checkpoint is a long slide into the dark, I had to lead because Yvonne's headlight was broken.
Finally after waiting for everyone to slide, we bring ourselves out of the water, to the cave exit whereby we finally see the serenity sunlight. It is about 4 storey high wooden stair plank of climbing and back to the forest ...
... adventurous excursions undertaken inside of some of the caves, like for example black water rafting, abseiling or caving. Besides that, they were also selling general tickets enabling its holders to do a tour around the chosen caves.
Before we arrived at the Waitomo Caves we had imagined that there was only one cave accessible to the public, however, we couldn't have been more wrong. Waitomo has a large system of caves. In order to be able to make a plan for ...
... the wet socks and boots wouldn't affect it but slowly the water seeped down and loosened it and I could feel it swimming back to my heel. Oh but Daisy and I did have a laugh. Shouldn't laugh really but she was the funniest thing ever, squealing at every movement. We had to jump off backwards down a waterfall in the dark with the dingy's and that was a bit scary but not too bad. The worst was the cold water shooting up my nose giving me a brain freeze. But it was all worth it when ...