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Four of us went on the half day Lost World. What an experience! 100m abseil into a misty narrow... read more

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Reviewed 3 July 2019

We’ve just returned from the 4 hour lost world trip and what an incredible experience it was! We’ve been travelling around the world for the past 4 months and this is easily the best tour we’ve done. We were lucky enough that it was only us and our tour guide Iain, who was also awesome. We both get a bit nervous with heights, but Iain put us totally at ease- a fear of heights should not stop you from going on this trip! We can’t wait to see the photos Iain took!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Helenrc94
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Reviewed 2 July 2019

Absolutely AMAZING trip on the Lost World 4 hour tour.
Fantastic abseiling, beautiful cave, and lots of fun.
No doubt the abseil is very high, and the ladder is too, but it's worth overcoming the fear.
Many thanks to Iain for being such a great guide - we really appreciated your help.
This is our second trip with Waitomo Adventures, and we can't speak highly enough about them. Very friendly, with excellent safety.
We'd really recommend doing this tour!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Jennie K
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Reviewed 29 June 2019

But seriously, the abseiling was so much fun! This tour company is small and had a very warm atmosphere. They also seemed very knowledgeable and made the experience fantastic. Probably one of the best guided tours in New Zealand!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Scenic618353
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Reviewed 19 June 2019

I had the best experience abseiling with Scott and Shauna. They were very knowledgeable and helped make sure we were relaxed and not scared. It was so much fun abseiling down the waterfalls and crawling through the caves. Definitely recommend doing the Haggas Honking Holes while in Waitomo!!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank haleymahony1
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Reviewed 13 June 2019

If you have any fear of heights, this is not for you. If you want to do an unusual and exciting excursion, this is it! We spent 20 - 30 minutes getting our gear, putting it on and walking to the caves. The guides (2 guides for 6 people) took us a small walk to ensure we knew how to use the safety harness and that we were comfortable using it. At no time did I feel unsafe or unprepared. The staff are very knowledgeable and made sure we were well taken care of.

From there it was into a lost world!! They have a platform built into a hole in the ground. You can't see the bottom!! So cool!! The guides hooked us up, last minute instructions on how to use the ropes and down we go! Hanging in the middle of the cavern, nothing above or below us.

At the bottom, the guides were informative and we had ropes to lead us out of the caves. A small snack was provided, as you will go through a lot of energy during this tour! There are plenty of places where you're scrambling over rocks and hopping over under water streams. At one point, we're in a cavern and they had us turn our lights off. That's when we could really see all the glow worms on the rocks above us and the gossamer strands they would hang from in search of food. The final bit was climbing a 100 step ladder to the top before heading back to base. What a great day!!

For safety and timing reasons, we were not allowed to take cameras or phones with us. But obviously we all want pictures. So the staff take pictures of us while abseiling and at various noteworthy spots in the cavern.

Date of experience: December 2018
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