In the morning after a delicious buffet breakfast we loaded our luggage before heading to the Waitomo Caves. They are truly magnificient (no photos were allowed) We walked through several caves before boarding a boat which our guide steered by pulling us along a rope above us. It was then back on the coach for our drive to the Tree Church and gardens at Ohaupo. We spent about 90 minutes there and then headed for Hamilton Lake for lunch and back through the Auckland traffic to home.
The trip was three nights (4 days) and, as usual, a lot was packed into this time.