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Jan 4, 2006 - Waitomo Glow-worm Caves

The name Waitomo comes from the Maori, wai (water) and tomo (hole). Waitomo has a series of underground cave systems and streams we ventured into the most popular tourist cave - the glow-worm cave. The tour began with a look around the caves then we headed out of the cave via a rowing boat in the pitch black. The glow-worms could be seen in the dark and appeared over our heads dotted about like little stars (albeit green stars). It was difficult to take a picture of the glow-worms, which are actually the larvae of the fungus gnat, as they...

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May 29, 2005 - Waitomo, New Zealand

Picking Jessica up from the airport at 6:20am, and we're heading to Waitomo for Blackwater Rafting, and then on to Rotoroa for then next two nights. http://www.blackwaterrafting.co.nz/black-abyss.html It was amazing, and freakin cold! Photo's to come...

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Mar 15, 2005 - Taupo & Raglan

I first went to some other geysers sites in Wai O Tapu. They were the most beautiful thanks to the fantastic colours. Before arriving in Taupo I went to do some jetboat (addicted since Hamner Springs...), there were a lot more water some we were very wet and it was less rocky. Had lunch in Taupo and then drove all the way to Raglan, west of Hamilton, where I spent the night. Raglan is a beautiful seaside resort, very quiet, very peaceful. I could have stayed there a few days if I had had the time. Next to it is one of the most famous surf...

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