100m Tandem Abseil
Silence is broken only by the sound of the stream flowing under our feet. After the introduction and yet another short walk around the opening, we found ourselves on a small platform on the top of the Lost World’s opening. After hooking us up to the abseil ropes he told us: “Ok guys, sit on that bar and try not to fall down. If you fall, you will have 99 meters to figure out how to stop!”, these are the comforting friendly words of our guide Ryan as we stare at each other, some a little bit scared, but all excited, someone even laughs, but only because he’s too nervous. As we all are sitting on the bar, it is up to us to go down 100 meters into the Lost World. It was a funny feeling, floating in the humid air among native plants, and the only word that came out of our mouths was: WOW! While abseiling, our guides tell us stories about the past, when the caves were discovered, the Maori stories of Taniwha, the monsters that live here, and we learn about the vegetation that covers the steep walls of this Tomo.