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Waitomo Adventures - Lost World 7 Hr Epic

Address: 654 Waitomo Caves Road | Waitomo Adventure Centre, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-878 7788
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Owner description: Abseil 100m into this amazing cavern (like the 4hr option), but wearing a wetsuit - you're heading...
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Owner description: 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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Leeds, Utah
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Everything about this tour was amazing. Ben and Craig were our guides, they were very knowledgeable, with great personalities and fantastic cooks. After getting in to your gear which they supply everything (really you only need a swim suit and socks they supply the rest). You have a short walk to the absiel area. This short walk gets you used... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

From the 100m abseil to the glowworm chamber, every step of this journey exceeded its expectations. Although we somewhat knew what we were getting ourselves into, nothing could match the first hand experience. Our amazing guides Scott and Loz were not only friendly and patient but they were full of knowledge and down to earth. Could not have picked a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Lost world epic had me lost for words. There is no worldly way to describe the wonder of being dropped 100m into the earths crust and cave your way out with the most fantastic guides. Not only did we feel 100% safe with them, but they also provided much welcome entertainment in the caves! Not to mention their amazing BBQ... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Didn't know what we were getting ourselves into. Just saw the pictures and wanted to explore the 7 hour tour. Well, tour is an understatement. It was the best adventure ever!!! I actually got scared and wanted to quit quarter of the way through. The mental and physical challenge really tests you. I am so glad I didn't quit. Our... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This was an experience of a lifetime. I abseiled, crawled, climbed, swam, hiked, jumped, reached, struggled, and triumphed in the end. The caves were incredible to be in. The glowworms were fascinating. And the whole journey was no joke. It was a physical test to anyone. I thought I was active and in good shape and I struggled many times.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

AMAZING! This cave is sensational. Waitomo Adventures have really done amazing job here.The guides are wonderful and experienced (and attractive for all you single laydees out there). The whole adventure was amazing, great value for money, AMAZING food at the end of the trip and really lovely company. Thank you Waitomo Adventures, I will be back!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

In planning our trip to New Zealand the most difficult thing was to decide which cave tour to do in Waitomo because there are so many offers. We ultimately decided on the Lost World 7 Hour Epic tour because it offers the most time in the cave. The tour was one of the highlights of our trip, also because of... More 

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Surrey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My husband and I have just finished the Lost World Epic where we were taken on a journey of a lifetime with Gareth and Ben. I was a little apprehensive as I get terribly cold despite the summer months but they kitted me out with some extra kit and a suit that actually fit for once to keep me warmer,... More 

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Menlo Park, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I did many amazing things in beautiful New Zealand, but the 7 Hour Lost World Epic was by far my favorite. It is well worth every penny. Very friendly, knowledgeable, and fun guides set you up with all the safety gear and knowledge you need, abseil with you down 100 m into a fern-filled crevasse, and lead you out of... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Great tour guides let us abseil down 100 meters into the cave and helped us walk through the 1.3km of tunnel out the other side! An experience to remember and appreciate!

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