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Underworld Adventures Ltd

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Charleston 7865, New Zealand
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Unexpectedly amazing!!!

We just happened upon this place in passing. Popped in for a coffee and booked ourselves in on the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Clinton F
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Sydney, Australia
A highlight of our trip

We had been adviced to go on this tour by several locals and it fully lived up to their... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tejs N
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Charleston 7865, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We just happened upon this place in passing. Popped in for a coffee and booked ourselves in on the spur of the moment for an underworld rafting adventure. Wow what a great experience and compared to other adventures was much cheaper. A quaint train ride,...More

Thank Clinton F
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had been adviced to go on this tour by several locals and it fully lived up to their recommendations. We were the only two on the tour and our guide Peter gave us all the time we wanted to take in the beauty of...More

Thank Tejs N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It has to be awesome when getting there involves taking a bus to a train through the rain forest just to get to the cave. The wet suits and hard hats are a fashion plus. Our guide was amazing in explaining all the coolness the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect organization, really nice staff with a fabulous guide having high expertise and a great sense of humor. Very eco-friendly and safety conscious. Great family adventure with excellent and brand new facilities.

Thank OpenMinded4U
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the highlights of our trip - just stunning! Many thanks to Peter for your personal touch in making this a 14th Birthday my son will never forget. The wetsuits were warm (and the water cold!). Perfect for adventurous teens with mums and dads.

Thank juliecZ5670ZB
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome half day trip! Sexy outfit! Cute train ride. Interesting trip walking through the cave system, but the best bit was floating through the Glow-worm grotto - just wow! Them fiun float along the river. Peter was a great guide - my teenage sons thought...More

Thank Angie D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would love to have been a fly on the wall when Underworld Adventures was launched. "Hey, let's put people in wet suits, then take a tiny train ride, then hike up a cliff..." "Yeah, yeah...then see amazing stalagmites and stalactites, then let's put 'em...More

Thank Deborah R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour had it all - bus, train, walk, tube (the rubber kind!), caves with beautiful stalagmites, stalactites, columns and straws, and thousands of glowworms. Our guide Kylie did a great job of getting us all through without mishap over some rough ground, and when...More

Thank Paula A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guide was great and a really interesting trip, with many different part. Good value for the money!

Thank Julie M
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

We had a wonderful time on this excursion. The guides were very knowledgable and we have some great pictures as a memory. This trip was recommended to us by friends and we recommend it to you!

Thank Tess W
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Bernice P
27 January 2018|
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Response from GreensinOz | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we had swimming stuff on underneath everything else.. so just need that, towels and toiletries and warm clothes.. it is wonderful!!!
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jkkwiatkowski
14 November 2016|
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Response from Alys847 | Reviewed this property |
I have been to both Te Anau and Waitomo caves. I would recommend the Charleston Cave as the more enjoyable experience of the three. Smaller cave but a much more intimate experience and the stalactites absolutely amazing... More
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