Off to the Waitomo Caves and New Plymouth - NZ North Island Hubs and Scenic Spokes - CycleBlaze

March 16, 2019

Off to the Waitomo Caves and New Plymouth

Today the group headed to the Waitomo Caves for those who had not been there to have a visit.  I have seen them, and they are worth a visit, but I did not need to go again.  Once the cave visit was complete we had a 3 hour drive to New Plymouth.  On the map it does not seem that far but the road is holly, narrow and windy plus we were pulling a trailer.  It was a long day but a fruitful one and we are now nestled in bed after a lovely meal with Savy of course.

Monty the lab at our previous motel. He just finished rolling over and was waiting for a belly rub.
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Can you see me among the roadside lillies called Naken Ladies.
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Gail JohnsonWhere’s Waldo?
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A closer look.
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A gentle reminder nearthe caves that attract many foreign tourists. Interstingly there were tire skid marks on the road heading toward the sign.
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A flock of wild turkeys.
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A view of the Waitomo village from the lookout.
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Notice the rick formation under which are the famous caves.
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I heard an unusual noise while at the lookout and it turned out to be a Zipliner.
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Maori pole at the caves.
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Today's ride: 69 km (43 miles)
Total: 534 km (332 miles)

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