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Underworld Adventures Ltd

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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“train ride”(74 reviews)
“cave system”(31 reviews)
“glow worms”(146 reviews)
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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Charleston 7865, New Zealand
+64 3-788 8168
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 August 2008

I went on the cave rafting late last year and it was unlike anything i thought it would be. In a good way. I found the guides to be very knowledgable and they knew alot about the history of the area and limstone formations. They...More

4  Thank fussymis
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 2 March 2008

My husband and I went cave rafting with them a couple of weeks ago and nearly drowned. The two of us went out with one guide and were taken to a cave. The cave was flooded in places where it normally isn't and the guide...More

22  Thank Bengie1980
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All reviews train ride cave system glow worms cave rafting the river inner tubes new zealand wet suits stalactites and stalagmites small group an amazing experience great adventure cave walk mid winter milky way the entire trip highly recommend this adventure
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The camera hadn’t failed halfway!! A really good experience and we were led well by Charlie. Felt safe all the way along the trip both in the caves and on the water. Floating through the Glowworm filled cave is a sight to see, really spectacular....More

Thank TerryJ62
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fantastic time we had on our Underworld Adventure! The train ride through rainforest, walking through the caves, the glow worms and then tubing down the river, everything about the day was awesome! One of the best things we did in New Zealand!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the drive, the walk, the wetsuit & a “river spanking”. Underground galaxy of glowworms, spectacular cave stuff, excellent guides. Fun, adventurous & very New Zealandy. Free photos. Do the cave rafting tour to see it all. Not too long underground & no crawling or...More

Thank AuntyClooby
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

My partner and I happened upon underworld adventures while looking for some entry level caving and glow worm tours online. We booked the glow worm tour and were fortunate enough to be on the tour alone. This involves a van ride to the rainforest train...More

2  Thank localshnukk
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

I visited the caves recently with my partner. We had guides Peter and Charlie, a dynamic duo. Charlie was particularly knowledgeable about limestone and taught me a lot about the mining history of the area. I was also very impressed with their recital of local...More

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Was welcomed with all smiles from point of entering the business. We then were taken back to get properly suited for the trip. Get provide you with all the necessary equipment. Then a short drive, where you will take a train ride to the caves..the...More

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Really multiple adventures rolled into one-very cool rain forest train ride, hiking, caving, cave rafting under a spectacular galaxy of glow worms and then rafting back through the rain forest. The fun and knowledgeable tour guide and whole team back at the start are great....More

1  Thank JanP3973
Reviewed 3 July 2018

We were not at all sure if this activity would be right for us (2 x 60+ year olds!) but we are so glad we signed up. We had a great guide who was knowledgeable and fun. All aspects of the trip were great but...More

2  Thank Jenga22
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Just did the cave tour and raft trip with teenage son. It was excellent. This must be one of the best caves in the world. Lots of formations and a massive glow worm colony. Being mid winter it was quiet so we had the guide...More

Thank htp58
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Nothing prepared my thirteen year old grandson and I for the sight of those huge limestone bluffs in the valley at the end of the drive past the remnants of old Charleston...and the emerging of a quirky Morrie 1000 powered train...and the ascent to the...More

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Bernice P
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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!!!
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