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Underworld Adventures - West Coast

Underworld Adventures
Underworld Rafting: Is a “Cave Rafting Adventure” in the Paparoa National Park. We take the rainforest train through the primeval rain forest and explore a calcitic paradise in one of NZ’s largest caves complete with stalactites and stalagmites. We float through' incredible Glow-worm lit grottoes and have fun bouncing down the small Nile River rapids. Charleston Gloworm Cave Tour: Visitors take the “Rainforest Train” in to the Nile River Canyon rain forest and explore the enormous Nile River Cave System. They will view an ancient "wonderland" of stalactites and stalagmites & simply "galaxies" of Glow-worms. Adventure Caving: Is full on expedition style caving in small numbers in one of NZ’s most sporty caves. Participants explore an amazing cave complete with abseils, ladder climbs, squeezes, & crawls along cascading waterways. The Charleston Nile River Rainforest Train: Is a short interpretative train ride in open sided carriages through primeval rain forest. The journey takes you in to the magnificent Nile River Canyon and passes through the “The Lost World” film site. From the upper “Soft Rock” Terminal a short forest walk will take you to the Nile River Suspension Bridge and the Nile River GlowWorm Cave Entrance. - Trips depart often every day

Opening hours

Summer: 09001130
Winter: 10001230


Underworld Rafting $175pp
Glow Worm Cave Tour $110pp
Rainforest Train $20pp