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Waitomo Adventures - Lost World 7 Hr Epic

654 Waitomo Caves Road | Waitomo Adventure Centre, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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... more » 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 - 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 lunch & dinner & all equipment. Min age 15yrs. No experience required. Qualmark endorsed. « less
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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

An amazing experience! The day starts with a 100m abseil into the 'Lost World', it felt like descending into an Indiana Jones movie. Breathtaking. This was my first adventure activity on my trip so I was very nervous. The guides put me completely at ease and before I knew it I was 100m down and in another world! We had... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A massive thanks to Iain & Gareth for a fantastic time on the Lost World 7hr Epic last week... I will be recommending this tour to everyone I know travelling to NZ. One of the best tours I have been on. Even Iain's steak cooking on the BBQ was spot on (don't let that head of yours grow too much... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

It was indeed an amazing experience! Incredible views and exciting thrills. You do need to be physically fit and open to new challenges to fully enjoy the trip. For those who prefer to take it easy a few go arounds are available and guides are there to help you out at any time. My husband and I took the trip... More

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Portage, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This was the best experience of our two week vacation to Australia and New Zealand. The 7-hr Lost World Adventure is everything it's advertised to be. Our guides (Scott, Gareth and Mr. Scott) we're extremely knowledgable, fun and attentive to everyone's differing needs. This trip is not cheap, but you get two good meals and the adventure of a lifetime.... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is up there as one of the best things i've ever done - TWICE! The abseil is spectacular, the lunches scrummy and the caving with waterfalls,caldrons,squeeze holes and if you're up for it cave climbs is awesome fun. The guys are great and it's not hard, if you're not claustrophobic and can over come heights for the first part... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We reworked our schedule in New Zealand, and skipped Rotorua altogether so that we could do the 7 hr epic trip. I am so glad we did! We had an amazing time. I myself am claustrophobic and slightly afraid of heights. Still loved it - every minute. If you have the time and money to do the 7 hr instead... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The day my partner & I spent doing this amazing trip is a day we will never forget. It certainly was physically challenging & we are both fit - this isn't for people who don't exercise or the faint-hearted! The 100m abseil was out of this world - scary yes, but utterly thrilling. The guides were so professional and friendly... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Yes it's epic, yes it's memorable and there are moments that will take your breath away. That said, I can't give the full 5 stars only because of the danger factor. I felt completely safe during the abseil and in the caves you are tethered in at times (definitely a plus as NZ safety standards can sometimes be lax and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Truly EPIC! Words, even pictures, can't really describe this adventure. One of the coolest things I've ever done while traveling the world. Just be ready hike, climb, swim for hours on end - this tour isn't for the unfit. Physical activity should be your thing or you may not be so impressed. The tour guides are awesome - patient, knowledgeable... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

If you have a 'bucket list' you DEFINITELY want to have this on it ! I did this tour with my 2 teenage boys (16 & 19) and it was a Father & Sons experience that none of us will ever forget. I was a bit apprehensive before getting to Waitomo Adventures (being 50+) but the Team there put your... More

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