The Jolly Ranchers
Trip Start Feb 04, 2008
46Trip End May 28, 2008
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We swung by Hamilton on our way out of Raglan to have a look around, we got Katie a real classy birthday card (ooooh the suspense!) and some little treats for Sams Birthday. We also found the best cheesecake shop which went down very well! :-)
Then it was off to Waitomo, cave country, where we had booked to stay at a hostel which turned out to be more like a ranch, it was brilliant!! This time we had 2 pet pigs, a deer, a goat and a horse! Very random! Waitomo is a really strange village that is all situated along one road where everyone is offereing trips into the caves. The big deal round there is the glow-worms that live in the caves.
We went on a tour that was about half an hour away but they took 12 of us in a mini-bus
In the afternoon we went on a scenic walk along Ruakuri which, part of the time seemed like we were in a pre-historic jungle! No dinosaurs though! But we did take some great photos (about 200 which we had to thin out!).
p.s If you are wondering what the pictures that look like we're flying are, there was a trampoline at the ranch!