Wednesday, June 4, 2014
We started the day visiting the Glowworm Caves, and learned more about glowworms than I think I ever could have imagined. One fun fact for you is that they’re really glowing maggots, but honestly, who would go and visit them if it was called the Glowmaggot Caves? Ha! Viewing the glowworms were truly breath taking and such a unique experience. After the glowworm caves we headed to visit two different caves. We enjoyed learning all about the caves, the Maori people, and the surrounding area.
After the cave tours we spent the afternoon and early evening participating in the cave rafting tour. It was an incredible tour that was physically demanding. The water was extremely cold despite being in a wet suit but your adrenaline kept you warm. One of the unique experiences on the trip was floating in a inner tube staring up at the cave ceiling admiring all the glowworms. In this trip we also enjoyed climbing up waterfalls, floating through small spaces throughout the cave, and zip-lining through the cave in the dark.
Afer a exhausting day we enjoyed a casual dinner in the small town of Waitomo. Then, it was off to bed to prepare for our adventures tomorrow.
Goodnight from Waitomo!