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Waitomo Adventures - Lost World Through The Window

Experience the majestic 'Lost World' without abseiling!


  • Stair descent, bolted to the side of the spectacular Lost World chamber.
  • Walking suspended 80 metres above the floor of the Lost World cavern.
  • In 80 meters of air ride two exhilarating zip lines within the cave system.
  • Experience the exquisite beauty of the Lost World without the 100m abseil.
  • Free personalised photos

As you walk down to the starting point of your 3-hour cave tour, prepare yourself for a breathtaking adventure.

The Lost World is a deep and spectacular cavern in the Waitomo Caves area. It’s well known for its dramatic 100m abseil and adventure caving activities.

On this more-gentle option, there is no abseiling. You access 'Lost World' via an adjacent sinkhole known as 'The Window'. An exposed stairway clings to the side of an underground cliff and leads you into the 'Lost World' abyss.

Marvel at the breathtaking views that are to be enjoyed from the viewing platform high upon the cave wall.

From here zip-lines in the roof of the cavern take you along through upper levels of the cave system before you make your way along rock ledges en route to the surface.

Embrace the beauty of Waitomo's caves on this spectacular tour!

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.

Per Person $225.00

What's included

  • Overalls, gumboots and all 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.

    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

  • What to bring: Please wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing (Jeans not advised due to being potentially restricting) and thick socks that cover the ankle.

    Fitness Test:If the guide(s) on the day have any doubt about a clients 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.


10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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