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


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


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.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward
S2 TaraWil
 1st place 
Tara & Wil
Separated Couple
S2 BlakePaige
 2nd place 
Blake & Paige
S2 ChrisAlex
 3rd place 
Chris & Alex
Lifelong Friends
S2 OswaldDanny
Oswald & Danny
Best Friends


  • This episode's title was stated by Chris.



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