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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
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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.

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Exhilarating and Exhausting!

If you plan on coming in the winter you best book ahead, otherwise they may not be running the tour the day that you come. We had booked ahead and were the only ones on the tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you plan on coming in the winter you best book ahead, otherwise they may not be running the tour the day that you come. We had booked ahead and were the only ones on the tour so Nate and Craig (our guides) gave us a private tour. Not only did we get spectacular views, but our guides also told... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't say enough about this trip. You MUST do the 7 hour tour, definitely worth the price!! Our guides Nate and Craig were outstanding! 10/10! The whole day was great, from the repel to caving to the BBQ after. Would highly recommend this company and this tour to anyone I know coming to this area! Mahalo! Caitlyn

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the way to go. Seriously the coolest experience ever!! The most beautiful drop down into an amazing lost world. The best experience your money will get you. Totally worth it! Chris and Brad were awesome guides with a great sense of humor and we felt completely safe in their hands. Because of the weather we went a different... More 

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Ronan, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is pretty much the coolest thing I have ever done. Spring for the 7 hour epic and check your fear at the door. A great experience. You don't need to be in amazing shape, but be prepared to be sore and tired if you are not. All in all, you can't go wrong here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

This was a great adventure. Even though the weather was not on our side and changed our set up of the tour the people at the place didn't make out trip any shorter or less exciting. They changed some minor routes and made it happen no matter what. They were great at keeping us entertained and active for sure making... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Great time and an amazing time in the caves. Absolutely terrifying but in a good way. The staff were all amazing! Keep up the good work

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Wrightwood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

From the moment we stepped into the office of the Waitomo Adventures on June 17, 2016, we knew we would be in for an amazing day with the Lost World 7 Hour Epic Tour. Our guides, Shawn and Craig, were outstanding and made sure that our comfort, safety, experience, and enjoyment were all that they should be. Without a doubt,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Epic as the name suggests. Definitely one of the best activities I've ever done. The guides were great, the scenery was great, the activity was great. Can't fault anything about this. It made my entire trip to North Island. If you're not claustrophobic, happy to do some exercise and can possibly pay the steep but very worthy price (even if... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

It was the most amazing tour ever! We have 100metres abseil and a almost 4 hours cave tour. Due to the heavy rain the water in the cave is very high which made the tour very challenging. But thanks to our awesome guide Gareth and Fish I manage to challenge myself and finish the tour! I am soooo happy that... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

This is the best tour/adventure I've ever been on! Without a doubt. It is worth every cent you pay and the 7 hour option is the only one I would consider if you have the time. Our guides Nate and Chris were excellent with lots of knowledge of the caves and the region. The tour itself was a true adventure.... More 

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