20 Most Terrifying Places on Earth

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The Lost World, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand

Descend into the Lost World, a 100-metre underground abseil, down into the depths, where strange creatures may lurk in dark corners. Those brave enough access the descent through a narrow crack in the surface, where on a private farm in rural New Zealand, an adventure like no other awaits.

The rope is thick and heavy, and great caution is required to ensure you don’t drop too quickly. Get to the bottom and you’ll discover a mysterious underground river — look out for the eels — whilst in the dark caves that can be explored, glowworms await, providing much-needed light in the places the sun cannot reach. And the challenge doesn’t end when you reach the bottom…

To get back to the surface, you must tackle a long ladder that requires great nerve and no shortage of strength and stamina. Feeling brave?