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It's Hammer Time is the penultimate episode of The Amazing Race 2.

Synopsis[]

The four remaining teams travel to Auckland, New Zealand, and rappel into the nearby Lost World caves.[2]

Story[]

Route Markers[]

The order of departure from Inverary Sheep Station are as follows:

  1. Blake & Paige (2:13 am)
  2. Tara & Wil (3:13 am)
  3. Chris & Alex (3:41 am)
  4. Oswald & Danny (5:04 am)

Teams must travel, via camper and ferry, to the Maori Arts & Crafts Institute, in Rotorua.

The instructions for the Fast Forward were found with their clue at the Maori Arts & Crafts Institute. Teams must drive to the top of Mount Tarawera, hike a marked path, and complete a treacherous "scree" run into the mouth of the dormant volcano to receive their clue. Tara & Wil won this Fast Forward.

Teams must drive to the Waitomo Caves and find the area known as "The Lost World".

Choice A: Drop
Teams had to descend 350 feet (110 m) into a cavern known as "The Lost World" and then walk a short distance to Jesus Rock to receive the next clue.

All of the teams chose this task.


Choice B: Climb
Tams had to climb down a 100 feet (30 m) ladder into the same cavern, then walk a much longer distance to reach the next clue.

None of the teams chose this task.

Teams must drive to 4 Track Adventures in Auckland to find their next clue.

"For a rough rider."

One team member had to ride an ATV through a challenging off-road course over difficult terrain, then collect the clue at the end of the course.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must make their way to the Warbirds Hangar at Ardmore Airport.
For coming in first place, Tara & Wil won a vacation to Los Cabos, provided by American Airlines Vacations.

Leaderboard[]

Legend:
     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg or continue racing on a No-Rest Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward
Tara & Wil
 1st place 
Tara & Wil
Separated Couple
Blake & Paige
 2nd place 
Blake & Paige
Brother/Sister
Chris & Alex
 3rd place 
Chris & Alex
Lifelong Friends
Oswald & Danny
 4th place 
Oswald & Danny
Best Friends

Trivia[]

  • This episode's title was stated by Chris Luca.
  • With Oswald & Danny's elimination, Chris & Alex are the last all-male team remaining.

Reception[]

References[]

The Amazing Race 2 Episodes

"The World Is Waiting: Go!" · "Help Me, I'm American!" · "My Alarm Clock Didn't Go Off!" · "This Game Is About Minutes" · "Welcome to the World of Being Human" · "I'm Gonna Take His Girl" · "I'm Gonna Throw Up on Phil's Shoes" · "I'm Not a Miner! No, You're an Idiot!" · "Ready to Lose Our Lives" · "It's Hammer Time" · "Follow That Plane!"

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