Woodlyn Park

1177 Waitomo Valley Road, RD7, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
 

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The Shire and The Cave

A travel blog entry by handytravels

13

... greenery and fresh air. The walking track was very much amongst it too; it almost appeared to have been untrodden for months as the bush seemed determined to engulf the pathways. This meant there was a lot of edging through hedges and shrubs, which meant for a lot of Hannah jumps at the slightest tickles of what may or may not be creepy crawlies. Upon reaching the car park we had a selection of potential routes to choose from but had selected ...

Waitomo - Black Water Rafting Caving Experience

A travel blog entry by lpringle

3

... set of tunnels which got us all a bit scared about how small the caves were going to be, as well as luckily all passing the breathalyser test! We got suited up in our boiler suits and helmets (and some ridiculous looking punk kids wellies for my small feet), had some photos and then headed down to the caves. The whole experience was absolutely amazing! After a short introduction and demonstration we spent the whole afternoon harnessed up and traversing across ...

Blackwater cave tubing

A travel blog entry by judith_michi

9

... so romantic, some might say. Well, those glowworms are actually cannibalistic maggots with shiny poo. Not quite as romantic after all.

Sorry for the poor picture quality, this is all we got (without paying heaps of cash). It wasn't allowed to bring our own cameras, and that's as good as the pictures from the guide dudes got. Well, after we photographed them off the screens, that is.

Who wants to see shiny poo? You will have to come here, to find out. ...

Knackered Minty

A travel blog entry by jodialison

... work with their wee spider style web strings! Next was a bit of caving, including climbing/squeezing/squirming through tight holes, which seemed to get smaller and smaller! We then got our inflatable rings for our black water rafting. Luckily the water level wasn't too high, but still got scary when it was pitch black and all you can hear are rapids coming closer and closer. Some more caving and rafting and a fall by me in ...

Glow Worms

A travel blog entry by jasonandgaryn

1
9

... both interesting and fun to explore. On the ride back we learned that Lake Taupo, a large lake in the North Island, is actually a super volcano. It is apparently 900 years overdue for an eruption and when it does erupt it will be enormous. Its last eruption was discovered by Italy and China because the volcanic dust reached all the way to those countries from the last eruption 1800 years ago. We are going to hope that it stays dormant for another 900 years or so, just to be ...

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This hotel, located on 1177 Waitomo Valley Road, RD7, North Island, is near Waitomo Caves, Black Water Rafting, Spellbound Glowworm & Cave Tours, and Aranui Cave.
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