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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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Description: 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. FREE PHOTOS OF YOUR TRIP SENT BY INTERNET
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Wow, great sites and great guides

Slogging through chest high water in a cave and crawling under rocks after abseiling down a 300 ft rope probably isn't for everyone, but it sure is for me and my wife!! The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Cleveland, Ohio
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151 reviews 151 reviews
22 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Slogging through chest high water in a cave and crawling under rocks after abseiling down a 300 ft rope probably isn't for everyone, but it sure is for me and my wife!! The guides are great, they provide super pictures and a delicious bar b q after. They keep you safe all the way through it too. Great adventure and... More 

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Beloit, Wisconsin
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

after reading all the reviews for this on trip advisor, I was expecting a pretty cool trip. After actually doing it, it was ten times better than anything I could have imagined and by far the highlight of my trip to New Zealand. As a disclaimer, they are not kidding about the physically fit thing....this trip is extremely physical. I... More 

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Silicon Valley
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47 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We did the 7 hour lost world tour. This tour starts out with a dramatic 100m abseil that they claim is the largest commercially run abseil in the world. You descend into a cross between a canyon and a cave opening. The views are amazing on the way down. I was initially nervous about this abseil having done a prior... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Come on, bite the bullet and just book this trip already! You will not regret it. Abseiling into an other-worldly abyss, scrambling over, under and through rocks, climbing up waterfalls and jumping into eel-inhabited waters, all the while being in awe of the glorious glowworms lighting up the cave's sky. Exhilarating and fun, this is a definite must-do if you're... More 

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Holladay
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Very well organised, instructed and guided through the caves thanks to Chris and Gareth. The abseiling was so much fun! The lunch at the bottom was very good.Side note, you need to be somewhat fit. You will experience hiking through the caves, some wading in up to chest high cold water but no worries due to the wetsuits provided. Wear... More 

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Fairfax County, Virginia, United States
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7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It was a 7 hr tour from start to finish, but just as a disclaimer you spend approx. 3.5 hours in the cave depending on the fitness level of the group. Regardless, the staff was nice, funny, and knowledgeable, and the trip was just fantastic overall. They were sure to take many pictures and allowed us to go at a... More 

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WaitomoAdventures, General Manager at Waitomo Adventures - Lost World 7 Hr Epic, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your lovely words - much appreciated ! We're just a bit perplexed by the comment that you only spend 3.5 hours in the cave. Whilst times do vary a bit with water levels; client numbers; fitness etc the general format is approximately as follows: 10.30am depart Waitomo Adventure Centre 11.00am arrive Lost World Hut - and... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Well this has been written about before and I'm adding my two bits. Very well organised, instructed and guided through the caves. Abseiling is exciting and a great start and the rest of the day is awesome. Now a bit of the requirements - they say you don't need to be super fit, well you need to be fit. If... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

just did an awesome epic 7hr tour! Great & pro guides. The abseiling part is very cool and well instructed/ guided. Nice BBQ afterwards.

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57 reviews 57 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

It had all been said before, but is true. This is a great experience from start to end. Even for people that don't like hights the abseiling is doable while you feel so save with the guides checking everything thoroughly and the scenery is so beautiful. The cave is beautiful and al the wading, jumping and climbing (you don't have... More 

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Auckland NZ
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11 reviews 11 reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Took my brother who was visiting NZ on the tour as a treat. We both loved it. Our guides, Ben and Ryan, were very professional, knowledgable and good fun. Our safety was never in doubt. The abseil is amazing and a really long way. You are able to take it at your own pace and your guide is always there.... More 

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