Black Water Rafting with Glow worms

We spent yesterday morning climbing and floating through tunnels lit by glow worms.  No cameras were allowed but luckily they took some fun shots of our group having a blast despite the freezing cold temperatures!

Our group:

What we did would have never been allowed in the US.  But, thankfully since we are in NZ and not Asia, there actually were some safety discussions and we did a simulation for the cave jump we'd be doing in the caves.  Our practice run was to make us more comfortable when we did it in flowing water, in the dark, and with a big hole on one side.

And then we were off to explore the caves!  One of my favorite parts was when we all turned off our lights and floated with the glow worms as our guides to the exit.  It was a full sensory experience and just amazing.