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Waitomo Adventures - Lost World Tour - 4 hrs


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!


  • 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: 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 $425.00 (Min age 10 years - please see age restrictions below)

What's included

  • Boots, overalls and specialist caving gear.


  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience


  • 1227 Waitomo Valley Road, Waitomo


  • Important: Discount bookings cancelled by you the customer are strictly non-refundable. Discount bookings cancelled well in advance (48hrs+) may at the operator's sole discretion be eligible for a return voucher to enjoy the activity at another date.

    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 11 Aug to 17 Aug 2022

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Thu 11 Aug
Fri 12 Aug
Sat 13 Aug
Sun 14 Aug
Mon 15 Aug
Tue 16 Aug
Wed 17 Aug

  • Per Person$425.00

Bookings close in 7 hours...

  • Per Person$340.00 Less than 6 at this price!

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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Jordan Harris from New Zealand wrote on 22 December 2020

4 hour lost world

It was unreal - the photos don’t do it justice. Highlight of our trip was our guide Joel, he was comforting, knowledgeable and a fab photographer. Would highly recommend this trip!

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Camille Steineur from New Zealand wrote on 16 January 2022


One of the best experiences I’ve had in New Zealand ! Crazy to think we’ve been down 100m, just fantastic! Thanks to Joel you were awesome !

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Loui Irving from New Zealand wrote on 14 January 2022

Lost world tour

It's a must do

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Shorty from Netherlands wrote on 10 May 2013

Beautiful but very overpriced nature trip

While the lost world itself is brilliant the tour of it is definitely lacking adrenaline with overly protective security ropes. On top of that you cannot bring your own camera and they than have the audacity to charge you $36 for the photos. The guide (ryan) is very nice, helpful and informative though.

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leaha5 from New Zealand wrote on 02 October 2021


Incredible experience. Joel and Amy were fantastic guides and we loved Nick's welcome and jokes at the start too. We'll definitely be back and we'll be bringing all our friends and family to experience this tour too! Thanks so much Waitomo Adventures!

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From Waitomo Adventures - Lost World Tour - 4 hrs

Thanks Leah ! We really enjoyed your visit too . It's great to have some internationals visiting -giving some hope for the future !


10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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Per Person Min age 10 years - please see age restrictions below

    *This option must be made together with another price type.

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