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One of the top things to do in New Zealand is going rafting in a cave. Sounds crazy, that's because it is. The caves are huge and filled with something called "glow worms" which are not actually worms but fungi. They just call them that to make them sound "cute" (as they do a lot in NZ)

They have cave tours for the weakings, where you just go under ground, stay dry and see the pretty star-like things in the caves. Or you can throw on a wetsuit, absail, tube and fly through the cave all day! I highly reccomend the latter. Another great thing about this is you never get "rained out" because you are underground the whole time. And just when you think you are going to freeze your butt off, the day is over! Perfect amount of time. Like everything in NZ, a bit expensive, but I can't think of anywhere else in the world you can do this. I had a great time. My group was about 12 people on a holiday weekend, but I had friends do this in the middle of the week in like April, so totally off season, and they had the guide to themselves!

There are a couple of tours that explore different caves, all pretty much the same but I used:

http://www.waitomo.com/caving-adventure.aspx

Either way, you gotta go!

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Wow that sounds amazing! Definitely something to add to the list of things I want to do when I get out of Germany (;