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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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What are you waiting for? (7hr Lost World)

Hard to think where to start. A day before we did this 7hr madness we did a 5hr trip with another... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Max E
This should be Trip Advisor's #1 recommendation

Absolutely fantastic adventure! I have been on this trip 3 times now (twice summer, once winter... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Auckland, New Zealand
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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

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank skgNZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely outstanding experience! Abseiling, cave walking, climbing waterfalls, and going up underground streams.. Our tour guides Gavin and Fish made our adventure an amazing one. They were very knowledgeable, keen for adventure, and great at coaching us through any challenging parts of the tour. We...More

Thank SarahNZOK
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Thanks so much for giving us a real Kiwi Adventure thrill. More than I expected along with three food stops including dinner. All quality home made food. So many firsts, climbing an underground waterfall being one of them. Great guides

Thank Rodney B
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Awesome from the beginning to the end. The cave is greatness. The scenes is fabulous. Once you hanging down to the cave, you have to climb into it and cross the water, and sometimes you have to jump to the water(called water bomb) and climb...More

Thank 吳*毅 E
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Okay I have to admit I didn't actually do this tour myself, however I did arrange for our staff of 25 to do it and from dealing with Nick via email for booking and the Waitomo Adventure Team that took the tour, everyone was very...More

Thank ads6161
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

My, oh my! EPIC it was indeed. We booked the Lost World EPIC 7-hour tour and LOVED every minute of it. The guides (Brad and Fish) were seriously among the best we had in New Zealand, and they kept the adventure going all day long!...More

Thank Bana J
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

A group of us decided to do the 7 hour epic tour, and it was definitely a highlight during our vacation. The caves are a thrill and the glow worms are beautiful, resembling the Milky Way at certain points. The tour guides will urge you...More

Thank Duyen L
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I went alone as a 15 year old, the guides Chris and Luke were great guides. This trip was a highlight for me of NZ, the abseiling through caves being the best bit! I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys caving and adrenalin sports,...More

Thank jacinta0307
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Thanks for the amazing day in the gaves! The guides were great and really informative. The abseiling in the beginning was fantastic and the gaves a beautiful. the barbecue afterwards was a good way to finish the day! I highly recommend you to do this!

Thank tieshelder
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Questions & Answers
29 September 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.
13 September 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
Sheila P
7 September 2015|
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Response from WaitomoAdventures | Property representative |
Hi ! Our own shuttle vans will pickup/drop off from anywhere within Waitomo Village - simply let us know where. The activity is usually completed between 5.00pm and 7.00pm depending on group size/fitness; water levels... More