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Underworld Adventures Cave Rafting

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Address: 7368 Camp Street, State Highway 6 | The Charleston Hotel, Charleston 7865, New Zealand
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+64 3-788 8168
08:00 - 21:00
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See our Underworld Adventures:For Underworld Rafting:Join us on a simply...

See our Underworld Adventures:For Underworld Rafting:Join us on a simply magical journey of discovery in the Nile River GlowWorm Caves. Float on an underground lake illuminated only by GlowWorms and admire a wonderland of Stactites & Stalagmites in one of New Zealands largest unmodified cave systems.For The Charleston GlowWorm Cave Tour:Take the “Rainforest Train” in to the Nile River Canyon Rain Forest and explore the enormous Nile River Cave System. You will view an ancient "wonderland" of stalactites and stalagmites & simply "galaxies" of Glowworms.For TeTahi Adventure Caving:This is full on expedition style caving with small numbers in one of NZ’s most sporty caves. Participants explore an amazing form cave complete with abseils, climbs, squeezes and crawls along cascading waterways.For The Nile River Rainforest Train:This is a short interpretive train ride through primeval rain forest in the Nile River Canyon. The track passes through the “The Lost World” film site. Take a short walk to The Nile Rver Suspension Bridge & The Nile River GlowWorm Caves.

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Absolutely superb trip through a whole new world!

I LOVED this whole trip through a cave in its original condition. Don't come here if you are looking for a concrete footpath and handrails. Do join this trip if you want an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gisela p
Nelson, New Zealand
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I LOVED this whole trip through a cave in its original condition. Don't come here if you are looking for a concrete footpath and handrails. Do join this trip if you want an authentic experience of an amazing natural environment. It pushed my comfort zone a bit but with a fantastic, knowledgeable guide, you knew you were always safe. Starting... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent tour combining caving and tubing. The guides are outstanding - thanks to Timmy and Peter for getting me back in one piece. The glow worm cave viewed from your tube as you float through is a truly remarkable experience. However I would suggest that you need more than a reasonable level of fitness to enjoy this. You are... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly owner and tour guides. We really enjoyed this trip. We walked through the caves for over an hour admiring the diffident formations we were then guided through to the river where we tubed in the darkness admiring the glow worms. Felt very safe at all times. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Lucy G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a full days activity (4 hours), staff were helpful and friendly. It was so much fun I have been telling all my friends about this. We got given photos at the end and the train was brilliant.

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this experience from beginning to end. Andrea was attentive, well-informed and excited about her tour. There were just four of us in our group, so we were able to take our time and learn about the cave formations and glowworms. It's all about the glowworms. They are amazing. The float down the river was fun, too. We recommend... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Best tour ever. Andrea was such a pro! We had a wonderful time. Caving was amazing. Glow worms were spectacular. Tubing was a blast. Thank you for a very memorable excursion.

Thank Jim S
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

My husband and I did this trip at the end of February and it was so much fun. The train ride into the cave was neat, the cave itself had beautiful formations, and seeing the glowworms was a once in a lifetime experience. Our guide was excellent, and the whole operation was very well run!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The cave tour was just incredible. The cave is mostly untouched, no artificial lighting has been installed. Our tour guide Kylie was fantastic and knowledgeable. I expected the glow worms to be a highlight but the formations in the cave were unbelievable. I kind of regret not doing the tube trip, the only advantage to the walk is getting to... More 

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Koi Samui
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Geoff and Sue are passionate about the beauty and gifts of their business and locale. In depth local knowledge and experience, conveys and enthusiasm and love for the area that translates into a truly memorable experience!

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

We did the all-day black water rafting tour. A few thoughts: (1) It is more of a hike than rafting. You spend the majority of the 5-6 hours walking through the forest and the cave. (2) The cave rafting is dependent on the water level. Ours was a little low. (3) Great guides and experience. Everyone was nice and helpful.... More 

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