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Waitomo Adventures - Lost World 7 Hr Epic

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Address: 654 Waitomo Caves Road | Waitomo Adventure Centre, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
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+64 7-878 7788
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Abseil 100m into this amazing cavern (like the 4hr option), but wearing a...

Abseil 100m into this amazing cavern (like the 4hr option), but wearing a wetsuit - you're heading off to explore the Mangapu river passage.

The freehanging descent will astound you but in this option that's only the beginning.

Spend the day walking, wading and swimming through the cavernous passages.

See giant fossil oysters and whalebones; flowstone, spiders & glowworms. Do jumps, climbs and optional challenges.

Includes comprehensive packed lunch underground & BBQ steak dinner.

Min age 15yrs. No experience required.

Local family owned & operated for over 27years.

Qualmark & Outdoorsmark endorsed.

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A must do!!

It was an amazing experience, much better than the 4h tour, you just need to be in form for one of the best experiences of your life!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Ozgesita
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Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was an amazing experience, much better than the 4h tour, you just need to be in form for one of the best experiences of your life!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing experience. Totally worth the 7 hours and the price. Very experienced and fun guides, excellent equipment (I wasn't cold for a second in the great wetsuits), and the scenery is incredible. Very well paced program (loved that we had time to stop and rest ina quiet cave with thousands of glowworms). Fun, active, exciting! Would go again!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been caving all over the world; Belize, Canada, and Hawaii, but this was by far the best. It combined wet and dry caves with abseiling and glow worms. Our guides were excellent, and shared lots of information about the caves, encouraged us to try things we otherwise wouldn't have, and took some great pictures for us. The only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, truly an amazing experience !! Great staff who know their stuff !! I loved the abseil, you literally go into a lost world like something from the dinosaur days... The little optional challenges on the way were so much fun!! And a hot drink and chocolate under the stars/glow warms we're magical and to finish off a kiwi style... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't recommend this highly enough. It is just too cool. Spectacular magnificent adrenaline and fun. I also did the tour of the other company (Labyrinth from Black Water) and Lost World totally kills it. Really one of the best days of my NZ trip and ever.

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Thank Aaron C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us decided to do the 7 hour epic tour, and it was definitely a highlight during our vacation. The caves are a thrill and the glow worms are beautiful. The tour guides urge you to crawl through small crevices and climb up waterfalls, but those things are optional. I never felt unsafe during the entire trip. Be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our Waitomo Adventures 7 Hour Lost World Epic Adventure. There is a BIG difference between the 4 Hour Adventure vs. the 7 Hour Adventure inasmuch as you see a great deal of the cave on the 7 Hour but only see two rooms and then ascend an exit ladder on the 4 Hour. You get the same... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With my wife we travelled for 2 weeks around NZ and joined several activities, including caving, rafting, sea kayaking, etc. The experience at Waitomo adventures has been probably the highlight of the trip. It was the right mixture of adrenalin, adventure with safety, great service and kind people. The guides were genuinely interested in every person in the group, they... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We opted for the lost world epic of all the options to see the glow worms and have an adventure. The 100m abseil is what sold us and did not disappoint! From start to finish we had the absolute most amazing guides - Shawn & Chris. We climbed water falls, saw glow worms and trekked up the river in an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying in Turangi (2 hours south of Waitomo) and my sons and I wanted an "action" adventure trip. The 7 hour Lost World tour was perfect. The 100m rappel into the sink hole was amazing. You drift down through stalactites, ferns and mosses into a deep pit with a small stream running through it. We then spent the... More 

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