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TravelPod Member ReviewsWoodlyn Park North Island
Fabulous place to stay, clean, quiet, private, delightful train carriage so well done.
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We arrived at Hells Gate (mud and sulphur bath) early to avoid the crowds (and because as usual we have a couple things we need to do today and a fair bit of driving to do. Good decision . Carvings at entrance tells the stories of the ancestors of Hells Gate. Mahi represents outstretched arms with the 5 fingers and detailed carvings. Hells gate is …
Waitomo Caves our next destination. Thru lovely farming country I actually saw lots of sheep today so we are finally in NZ. Wally left Rotorua with great regret as Australia vs England was just starting and we had just scored....no reception on the road we travelled so he was in great anticipation for the result. The land thru which we travelled …
... ready and checked out just in time to catch the stray bus at 7.30am. This time, we had a minibus rather than a full sized coach. Chloe and I were the only people who had been on stray before, so everyone got told how it worked etc whilst we made our way up to Paihia. Our first stop along the way was a small town where some people bought some lunch. Our second stop was a place where there was a native New Zealand ...
... the guide pressed a button and the rocks moved! They must have gotten the idea from LOTR except no one has to say, "speak friend and enter" in Elvish. Anyways, we are led underground into these magnificent limestone structures and caves and it is stunning how we were standing on this just a moment ago. There are over 300 caves in this area that look like this! The limestone creates pillars and waves from the waves. As we walk deeper into the cave, we begin to see ...
... and ceiling. It was amazing.
These caves are actually partially on Graymont's land. The vein of limestone that runs through out the property is part of the vein we mine from the Oparure Quarry.