Guided tour

Waitomo Caves Lost World 7-Hour Abseil & Caving Adventure

Waitomo Caves Lost World 7-Hour Abseil & Caving Adventure

From US$ 421.59 per person

Discover a lesser visited part of the Waitomo Caves system on this 7-hour abseil and caving adventure. Start off with a 20-minute abseil and discover the Mangapu Streamway. Explore vast caverns to see fossils, waterfalls and glowworms.

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Duration 7 hours
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Limited to 8 participants


  • Experience the thrill of a 100-meter free-hanging abseil into an abyss
  • Walk, wade and swim along an underground streamway
  • Explore vast caverns where you can see fossils, waterfalls and glowworms
  • Enjoy a packed lunch and a delicious barbecue dinner
  • Benefit from the expert guidance of two experienced local guides throughout your adventure
Full description
Head off the beaten track and discover the world-famous Waitomo Caves on this 7-hour adventure. Kick-start your adrenalin with a 20-minute free-hanging abseil down into the 100-meter deep abyss before exploring the cave system. Descend slowly alongside your expert guide as the mist filtered light reveals strange plants and formations. Your guide will be on a separate rope and provide information, reassurance and a backup safety tether. Delight in the thrill of free-hanging in this massive void. Spend the rest of the day walking, wading and swimming through the cavernous passages of this famous underground system. Once inside, the cave's ceiling is usually 50 to 80-meters above you. See giant fossil oysters, whalebones and giant flowstone that looks like icing sugar running down the walls. Your guides will ensure you have lots of fun and you can participate in optional challenges like water jumps and waterfall climbs.
  • 7-hour guided adventure in the Waitomo Caves system
  • One expert local guide to 4 participants
  • Safety briefing
  • 100-meter free-hanging abseil
  • Wetsuit and all necessary safety equipment
  • Packed lunch and barbecue dinner
  • Water
  • Chocolate
  • Hot showers
  • Lockers
  • Complimentary photographs (available for download after the activity)
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with mobility impairments

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    Meeting point

    1227 Waitomo Valley Road, Waitomo, New Zealand.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Swimwear
    • Towel

    Not allowed

    • Cameras

    Know before you go

    • The minimum age for this tour is 15
    • This tour is intended for complete beginners
    • You will need to be moderately fit to participate in this activity. For instance, able to do bush-walking for a day
    • Rain can affect stream levels. If it is unsafe, your tour may be modified
    • No cameras, videos or Go-Pros are permitted in the cave system for safety reasons. The guides will provide basic photo service and the images will be available online at no extra charge
    • This tour does not operate on Christmas Day or on New Years´ Day
    • Please advise the company if you have any dietary restrictions
    • There is a minimum of 2 participants required for this tour to operate. In the unlikely event that this is not reached, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund
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    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 3 reviews

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    Une équipe très bien formée et a l’écoute ! Une réelle aventure: *****

    TRÈS TRÈS SATISFAIT !!! N’hésitez pas à choisir l’aventure 07h epic. C’est un pur moment de bonheur ! L’équipe nous a réservé un merveilleux accueil et s´assure que votre expérience soit mémorable ✨ : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Je recommande à % ❗️❗️❗️

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    Product ID: 167960