Waipu Caves was the deep and dark destination for our Level 2 Earth and Space Science class in Term One. The aim of the trip was to gather information about the limestone formations and processes that occur in the caverns. The group explored inside the caves and took photos of the different features, such as the cavern walls, stalagmites, stalagtites and underground rivers.
The class was in high spirits as they explored and gathered the information needed for our report, which was completed as a collective. We gathered water samples and a different assortment of rock and had fun crawling through the tight, naturally formed rock hallways. The group enjoyed observing the glow-worms that covered the cavern ceilings. Overall, it was a really enjoyable adventure.
Written by Year 12 students, Kane Anae and Grace Wang