In the Depths of the Lost World: Waitomo Caves – The Lone Wonderer

After a wonderful day discovering the Shire, we went to Waitomo to spend the night there. We booked a trip to the famous Waitomo Caves, best known for their glowing worms. And a little disclaimer before you start reading this post: if all the pictures on this blog have been taken by me, none of them on this post are mine. In fact it’s forbidden to go to the caves with a camera, so our guide took the pictures and sent them to me after the trip.

When I first looked down and heard from the guide we had to go there by using these ropes and it was more than 100meters (328ft) deep…Well I didn’t really feel good at first. I have to admit it: height don’t really make me feel confident. But once my feet weren’t on the ground anymore it was ok.

Reaching the bottom took us roughly 15 minutes. Maybe more, but I mean it wasn’t a race, it was actually really interesting and enjoyable to look around while descending in the caves.

Adventurer tip: When you know it’s the last time you see the sunlight for a while, before diving further in the darkness, take some cool pics.

The sad thing about this trip is we didn’t have a nice enough camera to take pictures of the glowing worms. But this is honestly one of the best things I’ve done. You were just underground. The only noise was the sound of water flowing and looking up, it was like a star sky. Also I really liked this heart-shaped arch.

We went to Auckland to have a last party there and say goodbye to each other as I flew back to France the next day. And this, ladies and gentlemen, was the last chapter of this wonderful road trip in New-Zealand. It is something I will forever remember and New-Zealand will always have a special place in my heart. If there is one place I would like to go back from all the places I’ve been in the world, it’s definitely New-Zealand.

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