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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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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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Epic caving adventure

I did the 7 hour lost world trip in January! Was awesome, the guides were very friendly and knew everything about the caves and the local history! Everything about the trip was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I did the 7 hour lost world trip in January! Was awesome, the guides were very friendly and knew everything about the caves and the local history! Everything about the trip was well organized including the lunch, showers, wetsuits,BBQ dinner and bus rides to and from the cave. If you have a spare day and you are near waitomo this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I always wanted to do this and finally had the chance. It was a lot harder then I thought it would be but AWESOME! Our two guides Iain and Loz really looked after us, the view is amazing! The abseil was not as scary as I thought it would be and the view is spectacular. It had been raining a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I did the Lost World 7 Hr Epic excursion with my wife and it exceeded my expectations from start to finish. Summary: personalized trip (3 people and 2 guides) with guides that were funny, knowledgeable, and easy-going. The 100 meter rappelling/abseiling and actual cave/river navigation were insanely fun; I felt like a true explorer! The dinner at the end was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

Make time for the 7 hour adventure. The 4 hour is "dry." The "wet" is a MUST! You are provided a thick wetsuit which keeps out the cold. My daughter and I went on May 28. Just perfect. The 100 m abseil is spectacular. The water cavern portion is simply indescribable. The waterfalls, the currents, and the glow worm experience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I don't have the words to describe how much I loved this!!! Our tour guides were awesome- very patient, funny, and helpful- and the experience itself was incredibly unique. I had visited several other famous caves (like Carlsbad Caverns) and thought I wasn't a cave person...until this! This is NOT anything like other cave experiences you may have had. It's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My husband and I did the 7 hour epic tour on our honeymoon to New Zealand in November. We were both SO excited for this tour, and boy did it deliver. The tour features a short walk through the forest then a 100M+ abseil (repel) down into the caves. You then have lunch at the bottom, then hike, swim, climb,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Descend into the bowels of the earth with the Epic Lost World 7 hour tour. Did the 10:30AM tour. There were 9 people in the group plus 2 guides, Garret and Chris. Everyone was moderately fit (minimum age 15, able to run a mile in 10 min, had no acrophobia or claustrophobia). Arrived 10AM to fill out paperwork. Van left... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We came back after 3 years to do this one again. Our guides Chris and Craig were fabulous, and even consented to take a picture with our plastic duck. I was able to climb up the waterfall which I'd been unable to do last time, so that was a great satisfaction for me. We've done 4 tours with this company... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

So i went on holiday to NZ with a friend who kept bugging me to go do this trip. "sure" i thought "we'll see the cave worms, whatever" The glow worm part of the cave was really special. If you want a romantic moment to remember with a SO, this is well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 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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Address: 654 Waitomo Caves Road | Waitomo Adventure Centre, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-878 7788
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Waitomo Caves

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