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Waitomo Adventures

654 Waitomo Caves Road | Waitomo Adventure Centre, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
+64 7-878 8778
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Amazing experience!!

My brother and mates arranged the 7 hour ‘Lost World Epic’ for my stag weekend and we had an... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
Glow Worms, Abseiling, Hiking...Oh MY!!!

Went out on February 16th and this was probably one of the most epic days I've had in all of my... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kieran S
San Diego, California, United States
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Waitomo’s Premier activities. Waitomo Adventures has been operating safely and reliably for over 30 yrs and has been granted exclusive access to these special caves. Overall there are 7 options described in more detail on our website each with different levels of physicality and challenge. Some are “DRY” (you wear overalls) and some are “WET” (you wear a wetsuit). No prior experience required. We supply everything including boots; overalls or wetsuits. Photos are provided to clients completely FREE. Lost World – our flagship - within the Lost World Cave there are 3 Options: Lost World 4 Hr Option; Lost World 7 Hr Epic & Lost World Through The Window; Other Caves: TumuTumu ToObing – a slightly more adventurous version of Blackwater Rafting. Haggas Honking Holes - Waitomo’s most concentrated action. St Benedicts Caverns – Surprisingly gentle. Abseil then explore NZ’s prettiest cave Trollcave – A fantasy adventure for the young at heart in the world's first underground eco-sanctuary
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“lost world” (184 reviews)
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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 8778
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My brother and mates arranged the 7 hour ‘Lost World Epic’ for my stag weekend and we had an awesome time! The 100m abseil was a great way to kick it off and the high water levels made it a kickass (and very challenging!) day!...More

Thank shaunw212
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went out on February 16th and this was probably one of the most epic days I've had in all of my travels. There were many highlights but overall such a beautiful experience and great tests of fitness. The abseil was an incredible 100+ meter drop...More

Thank Kieran S
Reviewed 3 days ago

I did the 4-hour tour and it was epic. Chris was our guide and he was great. Super friendly and made us all feel at ease. He's a hugger!! :) You won't regret doing this tour. The free hanging abseil was so fun! Then walking...More

Thank Sara B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a fabulous time last December doing this tour. It was such a thrilling experience, especially when you get to see the mouth of the cave for the first time (100m drop). The ladder at the end is a little exhausting but our guide Luke...More

Thank jay20173
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were recommended doing this by a friend of ours so we booked straight away. The day we arrived we were lucky enough to be the only two on the tour, this was when we met Chris our lovely tour guide, he was so easy...More

Thank Fay W
WaitomoAdventures, General Manager at Waitomo Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Lost World is one of New Zealand's truly special places and we try very hard to keep it that way ! Your beautiful words are reminiscent of the very first recorded description of the same view in the local newspaper almost 120 years ago -...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the lost world 4 hour tour this time around with Luke and Kieran and had a blast. Repelling down a 100 meter drop into the cave was the experience of a lifetime. I've been back to New Zealand four times now and this is...More

Thank UndercoverPalmtree
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A couple of days ago we did the Haggis Honking Holes tour at 2pm. It was awesome! It came about as a last minute decision because the rain had ruined other plans.... percect eainy day activity. On route to Waitomo I booked tickets for the...More

Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A truly inspiring adventure! Highly recommended. We took the 4 hour tour and enjoyed every minute! From the staff to the guides, all extremely professional and well trained. You won’t be disappointed!! Do it!!!

Thank Timothy L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the 7 Hour Epic tour of The Lost World. It was incredible. There were 8 of us, and it was a perfect day for it, it was mostly sunny but not too hot. The 100m abseil was amazing, very straightforward, even for me who...More

Thank bawsetripper
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Wife and I did the 4 hour Lost World Tour with Waitomo Adventures as part of our honeymoon trip and it was absolutely incredible. This is something that you must do if you are in New Zealand, the scenary is stunning, the guides are...More

Thank Arthur D
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18 October 2016|
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Response from Rebecca N | Reviewed this property |
Could you go bush walking for a few hours? Probably about the same level of fitness as you'd need for that. You're only underground for part of the 4hrs, but down there you're climbing over and around huge rocks and up a... More
Manny F
7 February 2016|
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Response from tsaojam | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. There were a few individual travelers in our group.
14 March 2015|
Response from WaitomoAdventures | Property representative |
Yes - there is a minimum age of 10 years. Other related information can be viewed under the "Safety Overview" Tab of our website.