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Waitomo Adventures - Lost World 7 Hr Epic
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Reviewed 2 August 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 family. This tour was one of my biggest highlights in New Zealand. I highly recommend Waitimo Adventures.

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Reviewed 7 July 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 another is a smaller company and that is Waitomo adventures which came on top with every aspect and i would never recommend legendary.. to anybody just Waitomo Adventures!!!
First of all Gav and Fish were amazing guides and literally felt like good friends all through the 7hr tour we had a pleaseure to do with them. Was actually sad to finish the tour. The tour itself was just magical, not gonna ruin the surprises but if you are reading it then do it....DO IT!!
We were both vegans too and we were well taken care of, good veggie burgers and another snacks all through the journey.
I could go on a huge lenght to tell how amazing the guides were but come on, experience it and come back with another great review!!
Gav - we will do the crazy canyoning another time when in NZ, currently all busted out from trips :P.
Fish - thanks for telling where to go its been amazing, currently in a cool hut in Coromandel :).
Also thanks for the amazing pictures :)

Cheers, Max and Lisa!!

1  Thank Max E
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Reviewed 28 June 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 in NZ, but this adventure has universally been their favourite memory! The cave adventure is incredible, from start to finish ... and the guides are completely awesome. I wholeheartedly recommend this company and this adventure (7 hour epic) for anyone visiting NZ, looking for an entirely unique and amazing trip!

1  Thank skgNZ
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

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 are stoked we chose to put a day aside on our short trip home to check this out. We can't thank the guys at Waitomo adventures enough for this unreal experience. It was priceless !!!

Thank SarahNZOK
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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
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