Considering the pace of my travel while in New Zealand, I occasionally skipped posting photos of some notable sights. Here are a few from the Waitomo Caves on the North Island. I went here with Roland at the beginning of our trip south together. Incredible to see, even from the very circumscribed walking tracks of the guided tour.
If I were to visit again, I think I would spend the money on the black water rafting tour. Spying on those tourists floating in tubes on a rushing river far below, they seemed to be experiencing a less domesticated version of the cave. Don’t get me wrong, I think the tour i went on is wonderful in its inclusiveness – handicapped and less abled individuals, including the very young and the very old, can have access to these magnificent underground limestone and water creations. I just think the fear of darkness, tight spaces, rushing water and abseiling down a deep, freaking hole into a CAVE probably adds to the wonder and enchantment of these spaces. Maybe some time in the future I will truly spelunk. In the meantime I got to see these from the safety of a manmade walkway with lots of little lights.