Glow worms and hot water beach
Trip Start Jan 23, 2012
49Trip End Jun 09, 2012
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The next day we were up early and started our trip on the Kiwi Experience big green bus
As you can probably guess from the name, Hot Water Beach sits on a very thin part of the eath's crust (roughly 2km deep), meaning water underground becomes heated by the earth's core. At low tide, you can then dig down approximately 10cm, and after a few seconds, boiling hot water starts seeping through the sand...awesome! So at 11.30, we all headed down, dug away, and paddled in the searing hot water!
The following day we headed to Waitomo - where the vast majority of the bus took part in various activities such as black water rafting, underground tubing and potholing. To save on money, however, we decided against doing any activities and chilled for most of the evening. We got chatting to an American, who's lived in New Zealand for 6 years, and since gaining New Zealand citizenship, works at a school in Auckland. For the best part of two hours, Soph and I chatted with him about everything from the weather, to politics, to New Zealand (and more) over several glasses of goon!