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Waitomo Adventures - Lost World Epic Tour - 7 Hours

Experience the most adventurous and dramatic caving experience in the world with Waitomo Cave's ultimate caving tour!

Highlights

  • The biggest Adventure Caving Activity in New Zealand, run by the same operators since 1987
  • Majestic 100 metre abseil
  • Homemade lunch and BBQ dinner from local suppliers, cooked by your guides. Dietary requirements catered for.
  • Beautiful Glow worm displays throughout the tour, culminating with the magnificent Glow worm chamber
  • Two guides, max 8 clients
  • Free personalised photos

Descend the world's highest commercial abseil into a cave - engulfed by 330 feet of surrealistic beauty.

Once inside, the adventure has only just begun as you plunge into a raging subterranean river and head for the submergence - swimming and climbing through cathedral-sized vaults, jumping and climbing through underground waterfalls and overcoming the cauldron and shin breaker alley on the way.

No experience is required for you to take on the challenge of one of the most special and wild places in the world - a remote wilderness in its natural, pristine state.

Waitomo Adventures are a consistent Certificate of Excellence Winner with Trip Advisor and are ranked the number 1 attraction in the area with a 5-star rating - Come and see for yourself why this is a must-do attraction in an experience that will remain with you forever.

Photography: Personalised photos are provided to clients via internet at no extra charge. No client photography equipment is permitted. Please inquire if you require a private photography tour.

Location: 1227 Waitomo Valley Road, Waitomo

Fitness Test: If the guide(s) on the day have any doubt about a client’s fitness they may ask them to prove it by completing a fitness-test. One quick and simple test we may use is “to step up and down a 20 cm (8 inches) step not less than 45 times in 60 seconds”. We strongly recommend clients complete this test before they book their activity and before they travel to Waitomo. Clients may also be requested to submit to breath-testing for alcohol or other drugs. Where appropriate, guides may at their sole discretion cancel a departure or remove an unsuitable client from a departing trip for any safety-related reason.

Pregnancy: We do not recommend abseiling ( rappelling ) during the 1st and 3rd trimester due to the need to wear a tight-fitting harness across your waist during the abseil.

All pregnant clients wishing to participate in one of our adventure options must provide a medical certificate from their General Medical Practitioner confirming that they are fit for abseiling ( rappelling ) and caving.

This policy is required for us to comply with the NZ Adventure Safety Regulations.

Per Person $595.00

What's included

  • Wetsuits, gumboots and all specialist gear.
  • Lunch and Dinner are provided on the trip (Please let us know on the booking form if you have any special dietary requirements).
  • Hot showers provided before heading back to Waitomo

Duration

  • Allow approximately 7 hours duration for the whole experience

Notes

  • Requirements: Be reasonably fit, at least 15 years of age and fit through our cave crawl squeeze test.

    Group sizes: 8 people max (Larger group format also available).

    Minimum Age: 15 Years. All children 15 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or mature adult known to the child and aged 18 years and older. 

  • What to bring: Please bring swimwear, shower items, towel, and thick socks that cover the ankle.

Available Bookings from November 13 to November 19

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Wed 13 Nov
Thu 14 Nov
Fri 15 Nov
Sat 16 Nov
Sun 17 Nov
Mon 18 Nov
Tue 19 Nov

2spaces priced from:

  • Per Person$476.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Per Person$476.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Per Person$476.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Per Person$476.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Wayne Poolman from South Africa wrote on 23 September 2019

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Awesome experience

Unfortunately there weren't enough people for the tour but the Waitomo Adventures team managed to come up with an alternative for me. They did offer a refund or reschedule but based on my plans I was glad they had made a concession to accomodate me. Went on the 4 hour tour (so still did the 100m abseil) and Haggas Honking Hole). I built up a decent sweat at timesso there is definitely a physical price to pay, but nothing comes for free. My guide (thanks TK) was very informative, calm and methodical with his checks so huge thanks to hime and the great team at base camp. All in all loved both caving experiences.

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Leon Maxim Kahnert from Germany wrote on 28 September 2019

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Awesome!

The Trip was Just awesome!

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Matthew Laverick from United Kingdom wrote on 11 September 2019

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Another world

My wife and I visited Waitomo Adventures during our honeymoon. Over 3 and a half weeks we zig zagged down the North and south island, sky diving, skiing, visiting spas, mauri villages and scenic destinations, but this was the very best thing we experienced in the whole time we were in New Zealand. The booking was easy, the staff were very knowledgeable and made us feel safe the whole time. I couldn't recommend this enough. 6 stars!

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Ryan from New Zealand wrote on 08 September 2019

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GOT TO DO THIS!

Most amazing thing I've ever experienced and I really try to do everything cool I can find. Awesome guys thank you 🏆

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Mateus from Brazil wrote on 08 August 2019

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Best Experience in NZ

By far my best experience in all NZ. Incredible guides, adventure and a nice meal in the end! Perfect tour!

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