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Waitomo Adventures - Lost World 7 Hr Epic

654 Waitomo Caves Road | Waitomo Adventure Centre, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
+64 7-878 7788
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
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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 25 years. Qualmark & Outdoorsmark endorsed.

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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

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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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

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kaneohe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I booked this tour, months in advance. I read, and re-read the website, the reviews, even attempted to "get into shape." Fast forward, 4 months, and here I am in Waitomo. This was one of the main reasons I wanted to come to New Zealand. I mean who could resist this, "This is Waitomo's Ultimate Adventure. Abseil 100m into the... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I did the Lost World Epic tour six months ago after moving to New Zealand and six months later, it's still been my best experience in New Zealand. I cannot stress enough that's is absolutely worth every penny. Yes, it's an expensive day, but you're getting an entire day's worth of activity and 2 amazing meals. Believe me, it is... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I've never written a review in my life but this experience was definitely worth me signing up and spending the time writing this. The tour was lead by Ryan and Ian. 2 very personable, experienced, informative and friendly guides that made our group of 4 have one of the most amazing experiences of our lives! Every bit of the experience... More

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This was the number 1 thing to do while I was visiting New Zealand and it didn't disappoint, Scott and Craig were terrific guides, full of info on the history of the caves and surrounding area, thanks again guys. We did this tour at the end of winter and were a little worried we'd freeze our butts off but with... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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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
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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
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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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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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