We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Waitomo Adventures - Lost World 7 Hr Epic

654 Waitomo Caves Road | Waitomo Adventure Centre, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
+64 7-878 7788
Website
Improve this listing
98%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: Abseil 100m into this amazing cavern (like the 4hr option), but wearing a wetsuit - you're heading...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Tours, Adventure
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

Hotels near Waitomo Adventures - Lost World 7 Hr Epic

Write a Review

65 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    63
    1
    0
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This is one of the best experiences I had in NZ; so much fun and adrenaline! One may think it is too expensive but I'm telling you now, it is worth the money. I was lucky enough that when I did this tour it was only me and another guy, so we didn't have to wait around for everyone to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fleet, England, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Not to be missed. I am terrified of heights but was made to feel very safe. Guides were extremely professional and friendly. Great multi national group of people were on the 7 hour epic. Worthwhile activity and certainly value for money. Food was top rate. I would definitely do it again. Thank you.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Where to start, it's really hard to put into words... One of the best experiences I've ever had. Pros Great gear Incredibly safe (well plan processes and procedures) utter professionals. Brilliant guides ( Chris and Craig) Beautiful caves They can handle beginners who have never been abseiling before even ones that might get a bit nervous before starting the decent... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

A truly once in a lifetime adventure. Not for the faint of heart, or someone who's afraid to break a nail. But if you can handle it, they payoff is amazing... Spectacular caverns, incredible glow worms, and a huge sense of accomplishment when you're done. The water in the cave was raging due to pouring rain on the day we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

The entire experience was nothing short of epic from abseiling to caving. The guides were friendly and informative and took very good pictures for and of the team. The lunch was a good spread. It was thoughtful for a short break in between and the dinner was sumptuous. It looks pricey but every single cent was worth it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hong Kong
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Teri and Chris are our tour guide!! They are so friendly and professional!! Thw abseiling is scary (it is over 100m!!!) But they make it all safe!The glowworms are so beautiful!!!!it is a challenge for myself at new zealand,but I love to do it again with Chris and Teri!! Thank Waitomo Adventure Centre

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My husband and I did the 7 hour Lost World. It blew my expectations! I went caving in Belize before, but this was something else. The first part where you abseil 100M into the cave is unbelievable. Then, the caving is so much fun! You get to see glow worms at the end and have a fantastic steak dinner. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My wife and I did this t the end I November and was Easily one of the best experiences on our travels. We almost didn't make it due to a slight oversight on our part- thankfully we made it. This is a type of activity tour that has you smiling from start to finish. We had two lovely lads for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My husband and I booked this tour, which seemed like a lot of money. While it is, it was the highlight of our entire New Zealand 2 week trip. From the abseiling to the splashing through the caves to the rock scrambling to the glow worms, it was a great adventure. Our guides Allan and Teri were AWESOME. Very knowledgeable,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This was an AMAZING trip!! A must-do for all adventure-seekers. It was great value for money, a good mix of adrenaline pumping challenges and quieter moments to learn about fossils, cave formations, plants and glow worms. We ate delicious food - lunch and dinner were both included. Our guides Ben and Allan were awesome and made us feel super safe,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Waitomo Adventures - Lost World 7 Hr Epic also viewed

 

Been to Waitomo Adventures - Lost World 7 Hr Epic? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Waitomo Adventures - Lost World 7 Hr Epic staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?