Ascot On Fenton
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... I was second to last on the first one and it was unbelievable. Flying down from the height into this cavern below completely trusting the rope with your safety. From here it got more challenging. We continued through the cave and we were on the second abseil almost immediately. This one was down a waterfall. Up to this point we had remained fairly dry but that was the end of that particular form of comfort!!ha The water was icy cold and hit me ...
We woke up early this morning and headed south to Matamata, NZ; we were to visit the movie set for The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit trilogy. After a short bathroom stop we arrived at Hobbiton around 9am. Our personal guide greeted us and we were off on a short drive to the set amongst fields of sheep; the set was actually built on a family farm. At Hobbiton we saw MANY hobbit holes, each with specific decor to indicate the job of the hobbit that lived ...
... worked there about how nice it is to walk in NZ and not need to worry about bears and bring bear bells. When I went to go in, the lady played a joke on me asking me if I had my XYZ Bells with me...she said bear bells, I heard 'beard' bells and he co-worker heard cow bells = now everyone was confused until it came out that she had been speaking to Christine.
The thermal area was very interesting and well laid out, granted nature did that part of it. ...
... weren't doing the tour, went on our own walk around Waitomo. We even managed to find our own caves, which are made out of limestone. We even saw some glow worms! Altogether, we were walking for around 3 hours, and then we finished at the local pub where we treated ourselves to a drink each (however, they did cost 8.50!!). By the evening, everybody was knackered so it was quite an early one. But another great day! Our third official day (aka today) we were up at 7.45 and ...
... of the local children about the experience we had just witnessed. “Oh it's nothing. It happens all the time here”, one girl said to us!
We know this area has a lot of geothermal activity, but we didn’t realise that it has such a strong effect on the local children. We had had a really good and memorable time in Rotorua, just a shame we would remember it for the wrong reasons...!