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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
Phone Number: +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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We've done 3 guided tours so far in New Zealand and the 7 hour epic was by far the best. You definitely need a slightly higher level of fitness than the average short tour but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Kane M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We've done 3 guided tours so far in New Zealand and the 7 hour epic was by far the best. You definitely need a slightly higher level of fitness than the average short tour but it's very doable by most folks. You abseil, climb water falls and see amazing glow worms all in one day. To top it off the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Because this tour was EPIC! I had a great trip with our guides (Sarah and Juri). The abseil was everything that I hoped it would be. Our guides also recognized that we were up for a challenge and worked additional adventures into the trip. One of the best adventure experiences that I've had.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked last minute on bookme.co.nz and saved a nice chunk of change. My friend and I went after a week long rain storm so the water level was high and that added to the adventure. I was part of a tour of 6 girls and 2 guides. The guides were great and patient. I was the shortest in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did the 7 hour tour and it was amazing! A little bit more challenging than I expected to be honest. I exercise 3 times a week so I thought it would be a breeze, but my feet got really sore from the walking and wading up river (a lot of this, so be ready!) But the satisfaction you get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had an absolute amazing time doing the Lost World adventure. Our guides(Luke and sorry we don't know the other one's name)were nice, lovely, very knowledgeable and very efficient in their job making sure everyone on the trip was safe. I was exciting during the abseil and the lost world was breathaking My friend and I will come again for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went on the 7 Hour Epic with a mate in late November 2016 and it was brilliant - probably our best day so far. The 100m abseil isn't nearly as terrifying as you think it will be, largely because our guides, Fish, Chris and Craig, were calm yet very thorough in making sure that everyone was comfortable and safe.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thought that the cave is just a hole in the rock. But when I saw this cave that I realized why it's called the Lost world. It's a whole world underground. Be sure to take a 7hr tour!!!That is very interesting. Guides - great guys. You will not regret!!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I one of my best tours I have done. Just loved every part of it. The guides and places. I love repelling of the platform. Just great. Do it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This was a once in a lifetime tour. I am in awe about the tour from start to finish. Not only were the physical challenges exhilarating but the utter complicated beauty of these caves is not to be believed. No CGI here in these photos -- it's all real. What's more is that the absolute most professional guides give you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We would do this again. Did not regret a penny. Never did before unique experience. Nice, patient, honest people this guides and tasty bbq.

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