Tuesday, October 11, 2016

++North New Zealand | Day 04 | WAITOMO

DAY04 Waitomo
  • we are from Hamilton city holiday park
  • waitomo (76km from hamilton)(price included in hobbiton tour package)
  • ruakuri cave
  • waitomo glowworm caves
  • waitomo orchard gifts & homewares
  • overnite in matamata opal hot springs family park (132km from waitomo)(inside motorhome)
breakfast: bread with choc spread & cheese
dinner: by WR & CP - sambal sardin + telur dadar + salad
-pilot: MMTK
-copilot: MN
waitomo glowworm caves, a 76km drive from our lastnite's accommodation at hamilton.
as mentioned in costing, the waitomo glowworm caves tour was included in the hobbiton movie set tour that MMTK bought online for NZD294 (read: the package: hobbitton movie settour + glowworm caves & also te puia maori village tour & halal buffet dinner).

the package includes ruakuri cave tour (we can take pictures in this cave) & also Waitomo Glowworm Caves (45min tour). the glowworms in waitomo cave are actually lebih banyak than the ones in ruakuri cave, but we cannot take picture at all inside waitomo cave. at the end of the tour, we were given a ride on a boat below the glowworms hole towards the end of the tour. that one was quite fascinating.

The Waitomo Glowworm Caves attraction is a cave at Waitomo on the North Island of New Zealand, known for its population of glowworms, The species' life cycle starts with an egg, which hatches into a larva and then pupates into an adult fly. It spends most of its life in its larval form. At the end of the larva stage it becomes a pupa, hanging down from the roof of the cave on a short, silken thread. The pupa stage lasts about 1 or 2 weeks and it glows intermittently.
The larva spins a nest out of silk on the ceiling of the cave and then hangs down as many as 70 threads of silk (called snares) from around the nest, each up to 3 or 4 cm long and holding droplets of mucus.

i dunno why we didnt take lunch that day, but after both caves, we stopped by at an orchard (waitomo orchard gifts & homewares) 

and afterwards, we went straight to our campsite at Matamata Opal Hot springs Family Park
i cant stand the pasir2 sampah on the staircase (or inside) our motorhome.

todays pilot: MMTK & co-pilot MON:

the original ticket price for the glowworm caves tour.

waiting for bus to the caves..

before the caves..

the ruakuri cave

inside ruakuri cave

the thing like threads are the silk thread (called snares) nesting from above, holding mucus and pulpa that then turns into fly.. these pulpa are the glowworms that glow in the dark.

us inside ruakuri cave

outside the waitomo glowworm caves pulak..

outside the waitomo glowworm cave

the boat bringing us to the end of the tour.

chose rum icecream :D

NZ's famous feijoas. rupa dia mcm buah kedondong, so aku bajet dia masam masam kelat camtu, rupa2nya jauh sekali, rase dia mcm jambu air yg besar tu... bukan yg kecik masam tu, yg besar manis kelat tu.

at tonite's holiday park..

chef WR & souschef CP today..

lazat berkrim.


Read also:
++North New Zealand | mukadimah:
++North New Zealand | COSTING:
++North New Zealand | the motorhome experience:
++North New Zealand | the timetable:
++North New Zealand | the F&B:
++North New Zealand | Day 00 & 01 | Northland & Bay of island:
++North New Zealand | Day 02 | WairereBoulders Whangarei Falls:
++North New Zealand | Day 03 | AUCKLAND:
++North New Zealand | Day 04 |  WAITOMO:
++North New Zealand | Day 05 |  Hobbiton + RedWood + MaoriVillage:
++North New Zealand | Day 06 | Wai-o-tapu & the buried village, Rotorua:
++North New Zealand | Day 07 | Rotorua skyline:
++North New Zealand | Day 08 | LakeTaupo+HukaFalls+COM:
++North New Zealand | Day 09 | PutangiruaPinnacles:
++North New Zealand | Day 10 | Wellington:
++North New Zealand | Day 11 | Whanganui:
++North New Zealand | Day 12 | Matamata:
++North New Zealand | Day 13 | CathederalCove & HotWaterBeach:
++North New Zealand | Day 14 | Auckland EdenStad & Skytower:

currently listening to:craanberries - dreams
currently feeling:loved~
i wanna be:rich

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