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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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Epic day

The whole day was incredible from the start with the beautiful 100m abseil, homemade lunch in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Simply awesome

Wau. Simply wau. You have to do this adventure, there is no other option. Staff is fully... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
654 Waitomo Caves Road | Waitomo Adventure Centre, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
+64 7-878 7788

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole day was incredible from the start with the beautiful 100m abseil, homemade lunch in the cave, jumping and climbing upstream, glow worms and a shower and bbq afterwards. The guides were very friendly, helpful and competent. Free photos was a nice touch (and...More

Thank Franbo11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wau. Simply wau. You have to do this adventure, there is no other option. Staff is fully committed, very professional still friendly athmosphere. And the cave... well you've got to see or actually experience it. 10+

Thank 933heinie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hard to describe the experience of descending into the aptly named Lost World but it was an amazing experience, we did the 4 hour version and weren't disappointed. The guide Chris was great and a lot of fun and took many photos for us to...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed August 23, 2017

Wife and I lucked out by being the only two people to sign up for this tour. With two guides, we felt like we had a private tour!! They should change the name of this "Epic" day to "Beyond Epic," haha. We braved raging waterfalls...More

Thank Mike T
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Could not recommend highly enough! The tour guides were great and very informative, the cave itself was stunning and had glow worms everywhere! Fantastic adventure to challenge yourself on, especially by dropping down into the water 3meters below you in the dark!! The supplied food...More

Thank Ethan P
Reviewed August 8, 2017

This tour was incredible! I am not by nature a person who is secure in my athletic abilities but I was determined to experience the 7 hour Lost World Epic adventure. Our guides Yuri and Chris could tell that I was very nervous. They were...More

Thank Pam O
Reviewed August 6, 2017

WOW... from the entrance to this cave to the hike through it was purely amazing. Waitomo Adventures have got this trip down to perfection. The staff are simply FUNtastic and are always there to encourage and help if you need it. We did 3 tours...More

Thank Suzanne M
Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

We went on the 4 hour tour. It was very interesting, exciting and most importantly, safe. Rappelling, climbing over rocks, looking at glow worms 300 feet below the surface; What's not to like? Our guides Scotty and Fish were professional and attentive to my entire...More

Thank zippy7777
Reviewed July 6, 2017

Hard to think where to start. A day before we did this 7hr madness we did a 5hr trip with another company called legendary.... but let me tell you that there is a huge difference between the two. One is a big giant company and...More

1  Thank Max E
Reviewed June 28, 2017

Absolutely fantastic adventure! I have been on this trip 3 times now (twice summer, once winter): I live in NZ, and every time friends come to visit from the northern hemisphere, this is my #1 recommendation for their trip. They always have lots of fun...More

1  Thank skgNZ
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Calvin L
October 5, 2017|
Response from WaitomoAdventures | Property representative |
Like many tourism destinations Waitomo has a number of different activity suppliers, each with their own characteristics. There's a range of adventures from easy to extreme and the caves themselves vary from "OK" to... More
September 28, 2016|
Response from WaitomoAdventures | Property representative |
Hi.Its a completely different cave system. There are about 1000 different caves here at Waitomo of which 20 have tours. Lost World is the most spectacular.
September 13, 2016|
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Response from Kelly V | Reviewed this property |
There is some swimming. 4 hours are underground in the cave in water. It's not full ocean swimming but you will need to be able to do some. The water can get fairly deep at times, but most of it is wading. Contact the... More