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Waitomo Adventures - Lost World Tour - 4 hrs

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This dry caving adventure while surprisingly gentle is an elating experience not to be missed! Just ask Tom Cruise - he's done it 4 times!

Highlights

  • New Zealand’s largest and arguably most breathtaking commercial cave
  • The unforgettable 100m abseil – the world’s highest commercial abseil into a cave
  • Beautiful glow worm display
  • 30m ladder climb out of the cave system
  • Small tour numbers, max 8 persons 1:4 guide to client ratio
  • Free personalised photos

Your journey to another world begins with an abseil 100m below the earth's surface secured by your guide who descends alongside you.

Slowly you lower into the void, turning on the rope like a spider as the world transforms around you. The light filtering through the mist gives unearthly qualities to the unusual plant life and formations of the cave.

The cavern you have abseiled (rappelled) into is over twice the height of any other cave in Waitomo and it's beauty and grandeur are unsurpassed.

From here you embark on a subterranean adventure back to the surface through another giant cavern. You'll see glow worms, huge limestone formations and conquer a 30-metre long ladder climb.

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 the internet at no extra charge. No client photography equipment is permitted. Please inquire if you require a private photography tour.

Location: 654 Waitomo Caves 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.

Adult $425.00

What's included

  • Boots, overalls and specialist caving gear.

Duration

  • Allow approximately 4 hours duration for the whole experience

Notes

  • Minimum Age: 10 Years. All children under 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 wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing (Jeans not advised due to being potentially restricting) and thick socks that cover the ankle.

Available Bookings from December 13 to December 19

Change Dates

All prices for this activity are shown in NZD ($)

8:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
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Thu 13 Dec
Fri 14 Dec
Sat 15 Dec
Sun 16 Dec
Mon 17 Dec
Tue 18 Dec
Wed 19 Dec

1spaces priced from:

  • Adult$255.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$340.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$425.00

1spaces priced from:

  • Adult$425.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$425.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$255.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$340.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$405.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$405.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$340.00

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$212.50

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$425.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$297.50

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

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Amrish from India wrote on 16 July 2017

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Truly a lost World !!!

It was one lifetime experience, it's a different world down there. Not only abseiling and getting up was fun and bit adventurous the natural beauty of the place is breathtaking. Wish I could spend hours in the peace out there. a must try in Waitomo :)

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Catriona from United Kingdom wrote on 13 May 2017

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Fantastic experience

Had a wonderful day abseiling into the caves and slowly climbing my way out. The leaders were very experienced and helped my companions who'd never abseiled before enjoy the adventure too. I would highly recommend this.

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Lisa from United States wrote on 20 December 2016

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The Lost World, Waitomo

Iain was our guide who took great care of all of us. I felt very safe with his detailed instructions. He was extremely patient with us. He carefully explained every step to ensure a safe trek from beginning to end of our journey. He had a great sense of humor and added lots of information about the history of the cave and the surrounding area. I highly recommend this adventure.

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Eva from Sweden wrote on 25 March 2018

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Great adventure

Great adventure. Felt very safe with two good guides. Fantastic glowworms, exciting abseiling and a good climb 30 meters up a vertical ladder.

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Robin from Australia wrote on 14 March 2018

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4hr Lost Tour

I am 65yo and just had to do it. It was one of the best things I have done. You need a bit of stamina as a bit like "Raiders of the Lost Ark" territory being in the cave. I have been in quite a few caves but this one is like no other, it is a fantastic experience. I have never abseiled before so what an awesome way to begin. I felt very safe and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Chris my guide was one great dude to be with. This tour has the Wow factor from start to finish. Exiting the cave up a 30m vertical ladder really gets the heart pumping but they can help pull you up as you are attached to a safety rope. Just do it is my view as you will have an experience of a lifetime.

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