In Waitomo zijn we naar de Ruakuri Cave geweest voor een black water rafting experience. Het was eigenlijk tuben in plaats van raften, maar desondanks was het gaaf en waren de glowworms heel mooi!
Due to the fact that it was surprised to rain today, I was deciding to do the Black Water Rafting.
Waitomo is famous for its limestone caves which you can find here everywhere.
Many of them are really big and you can go into them with a guide.
There a different kind of tours, wet and dry, shorter or longer once.
I was deciding to do the Black Abyss, the longest tour of all. ✌🏼
We were starting with dressing up again. Wetsuits, boots, helmet, and a harness.
We jumped on a bus for a short ride to the Arukari Cave.
Here we got some safety instructions and could Test the abseil system before we started our adventure with abseiling us in a dark and partly quite small hole that was around 100m deep. 😳🙈
After a short walk or more climb, we stopped again for the next highlight. We had to zip line in the dark with a lot of glow worms over us. That was really amazing.
After a hot chocolate and a really good cake, we had to grab a tube and jump with it from a platform, around 5-6m high, into the water.
Oh the water was quite cold I can say 🙈
Then we were paddling deeper into the cave to see millions and millions of glow worms. On the way back we were holding on each other and one of our guides was pulling us back, completely in the dark so we can watch all the glow worms over and around us.
I had a girl in my group, she is a Maori and she was singing some really beautiful Maori songs for us. These Caves have a really special acoustic and it's was just amazing.
After this, we were starting to walk and swim through the water what is not as easy as it sounds 🙈
The ground is extremely uneven and you can't really see where you are walking so it was an experience I can say.
To get out of the cave we had to crawl through some really small holes and tunnels, climb up on two waterfalls and craw through even smaller tunnels 😳🙈
It's was an amazing experience and a real adventure!
I hade a really nice group and we all had a lot of fun together!
The warm shower after 5 hours in the cold and dark cave was almost the best of all 😉😂 but just almost. 😊
We got some hot soup and bread to eat afterward what was really nice and needed.
I was then driving to Taupo where I gonna spend the night.Read more
Da auch für die Ruakuri-Cave Eintritt bezahlt werden musste, haben wir uns dagegen entschieden und stattdessen nur die kostenfreie Aranui Cave angesehen. Leider regnete es auch hier wieder in Strömen, aber glücklicherweise waren wir perfekt ausgestattet und konnten so trotzdem einmal mehr die Macht der Natur bestaunen.Read more
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