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Waitomo Caves

Cold, wet and dark |

Awake at 6:30 this morning so that we could be on our way by 8am. The motorways are a nightmare as they don't have slip roads like in the UK but they have exit lanes and if you find yourself in the wrong lane it can set you back 20 minutes (obviously we got in a few wrong lanes as the satnav cant tell which lane you are in). We arrived in Waitomo Caves at about 12 noon and the weather was lovely. We booked in to our campsite which again is nice and bought tickets to a cave tour. The young girl who took us drove us up a gravel road for about half an hour and we saw lots of sheep. We had to wear helmets to go into the cave which was just as well because i hit my head a couple of times. We got into a rubber dingy and were towed down a huge underground river in the dark lit by the glowworms above and it was really surreal. we then had tea and biscuits before going to another cave down the track which had a concrete floor and electric lights. On the way back we saw more sheep and some stunning skyscapes. The campsite was packed when we got back and there were even some buzzer campervans like ours. Tomorrow we are off to Lake Taupo and the hot springs.

Locations Visited: Waitomo Caves

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