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Waitomo Adventures - Lost World 7 Hr Epic

654 Waitomo Caves Road | Waitomo Adventure Centre, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
+64 7-878 7788
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Honeymoon spelunking (or caving)

My wife and I went on this 7 hour adventure through the caves of Waitomo. This was an excellent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alex C
A perfect day in the underworld

Perfect organisation, professional and cool guidance, top equipment, delicious barbecue in a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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. FREE PHOTOS OF YOUR TRIP SENT BY INTERNET
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
654 Waitomo Caves Road | Waitomo Adventure Centre, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
+64 7-878 7788
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went on this 7 hour adventure through the caves of Waitomo. This was an excellent trip with our guides, Gav and Kenny, who provided great direction, support, and education regarding the area. This was our first time caving and it was...More

Thank Alex C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect organisation, professional and cool guidance, top equipment, delicious barbecue in a absolute spectacular environmeent: it’s 100% worthwhile to spent the whole day in the cave with Waitomo Adventures!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views are stunning- even better than the photos make out! Very exhilarating trip through the caves with plenty of exciting optional challenges to try. Thanks to Gav and Kenny (our excellent guides) there was always plenty of advice and encouragement on hand throughout. The...More

Thank yeahhhhh2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Epic really is the only adjective to describe this trip. I won’t ruin any surprises, but everything from start to finish was run seamlessly. Our guides Kenny and Gareth were exceptional- thank you. Highly, highly recommended!

Thank Piers J
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The whole day was incredible from the start with the beautiful 100m abseil, homemade lunch in the cave, jumping and climbing upstream, glow worms and a shower and bbq afterwards. The guides were very friendly, helpful and competent. Free photos was a nice touch (and...More

Thank Franbo11
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Wau. Simply wau. You have to do this adventure, there is no other option. Staff is fully committed, very professional still friendly athmosphere. And the cave... well you've got to see or actually experience it. 10+

Thank 933heinie
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Hard to describe the experience of descending into the aptly named Lost World but it was an amazing experience, we did the 4 hour version and weren't disappointed. The guide Chris was great and a lot of fun and took many photos for us to...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Wife and I lucked out by being the only two people to sign up for this tour. With two guides, we felt like we had a private tour!! They should change the name of this "Epic" day to "Beyond Epic," haha. We braved raging waterfalls...More

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Could not recommend highly enough! The tour guides were great and very informative, the cave itself was stunning and had glow worms everywhere! Fantastic adventure to challenge yourself on, especially by dropping down into the water 3meters below you in the dark!! The supplied food...More

Thank Ethan P
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This tour was incredible! I am not by nature a person who is secure in my athletic abilities but I was determined to experience the 7 hour Lost World Epic adventure. Our guides Yuri and Chris could tell that I was very nervous. They were...More

Thank Pam O
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Calvin L
5 October 2017|
Response from WaitomoAdventures | Property representative |
Like many tourism destinations Waitomo has a number of different activity suppliers, each with their own characteristics. There's a range of adventures from easy to extreme and the caves themselves vary from "OK" to... More
29 September 2016|
Response from WaitomoAdventures | Property representative |
Hi.Its a completely different cave system. There are about 1000 different caves here at Waitomo of which 20 have tours. Lost World is the most spectacular.
14 September 2016|
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Response from Kelly V | Reviewed this property |
There is some swimming. 4 hours are underground in the cave in water. It's not full ocean swimming but you will need to be able to do some. The water can get fairly deep at times, but most of it is wading. Contact the... More