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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
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+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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Our family (two adults, two teens) had a fantastic time on the Lost World 7 Hr Epic with Chris and Luke as guides. The scenery and location was unique and spectacular. We felt... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Snailmum303
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Noosaville, Australia

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Noosaville, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family (two adults, two teens) had a fantastic time on the Lost World 7 Hr Epic with Chris and Luke as guides. The scenery and location was unique and spectacular. We felt safe during the abseil and when moving through the caves thanks to our guides but also felt that we took a level of responsibility during the activities... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seeing the glowworms is a must, and this is the most epic way to experience them. Brad, Luke, Iain and Chao were so much fun, knowledgeable and friendly. Wear a swimsuit and thick hiking socks. Bring a change of clothes, towel, and shower gel/shampoo. They have changing facilities/showers/restrooms at the start/finish. You are suited up in a 7mm thick farmer... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Totally awesome time yesterday with Uri & G who were very friendly, funny, and extremely informative and professional. Would highly recommend to others. If there is anything that is worth putting you out of your comfort zone, this is it!

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Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

I gave a excellent review for this experience because the guides were amazing. I must admit it was way beyond my capabilities and I'm in very good shape. My husband and I had no idea how intense and physically challenging this trip was going to be. I will admit I was totally scared. I really didn't enjoy the experience and... More 

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Thank Lynn R
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This is the tour you want!! It is very physical so if you have a bum knee or a really bad back you might think twice. But if you are in moderate shape then this is the one. I went with my wife. Our guides Chris and Kyle were excellent and the things we did and pictures we got were... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Truly an epic journey through the Waitomo Caves. Be prepared to get wet, do a fair amount of scrambling, and even some short (but potentially challenging) rock climbing! Dinner is what sealed the deal for me, though :) Kudos to Scott & Luke

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Thank bthejet
Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Hubby and I absolutely loved this! The guides Chris and Luke were so much fun, but also had a great manner when it came to giving you the confidence when you were nervous.They provided really yummy food for the day and catered to gluten free diet. The actual caves were epic. Wouldn't hestitate to recommend this adventure tour, and the... More 

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Sydney
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

A friend and I did the lost world 7 hour tour - and it was an amazing day! Very well set up and managed, great mix of adventure (starting with 100m abseil!) and fun and time to just chill and enjoy the glow worms. Simple lunch and dinner provided.

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Thank Declan_Sydney
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing day filled with so many things to see and so. The 100m abseil was an amazing way to start. With the sun shining down through the cave we sat there for some time to appreciate the beauty of nature. Threnody the caving began and there were lots of things to do with safety a priority of the guides. We... More 

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Thank Martin S
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

This was the best most epic experience we did while we were in NZ. Shawn,Luke & Flyn they were amazing funny and made the experience very fun and enjoyable. I have done some adventurous things in my life this by far was the best. For a couple of old folks over 50 it was awesome!!!!

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