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... a stroll down the beach, before a most leisurely drive back. The day was not a disappointment however - we enjoyed using a little car ferry and soaking up the ever-changing but consistently beautiful scenery. And so we finished the weekend back in Auckland, ready and eager for the journey south. This we are doing by coach, so should be a different but I'm sure equally enjoyable experience. Stay tuned for (hopefully) more exciting adventures ...
... was first navigated by a local Maori chief in 1887.
As we enter the main grotto the whole ceiling of the cavern becomes aglow with the lights of thousands of glow-worms. The light is magically reflected on the still water as we move slowly and silently through the darkness. It is an inspiring and magical experience, but all too soon we see the light at the end of the tunnel ...
... the local bus out to the site and Peter was rather pleased when the driver said all journeys today were free as it was polling day.
After this we took the Gondolas (enclosed chairlift) to the top of the crater in which Rotorua sits. The volcano must have been enormous as Rotorua only takes up a fraction of the crater floor. Luckily the volcano is considered to be dormant. Next we set off to a pub with several locally brewed craft beers and another 10 or so ...
... this is amazing!!!
N - Arrrggghhh I’m going to die, please please don’t let the boat flip…..Arrrgghhhhh.
Over the edge we went and dropped down towards the river below…
We hit the water at the bottom with so much force the raft went under water with us gripped on board, then it popped up. Luckily for us it popped up with us on it and facing the right way up. We did ...
... and we split into two groups of 4. It took us about 15 minutes to get to the bottom, as we had to pull ourselves down the ropes. One of the guys in my group was scared of heights, but once we got going he was great. At the bottom, we got lunch, and then went on our way into the cave. It slowly got darker, and for the first hour or so things were pretty simple - we were getting used to walking and climbing on rocks, and moving in the wetsuits (which is ...