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Underworld Adventures Ltd

Charleston 7865, New Zealand
+64 3-788 8168
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Felt like a real adventure

It was a exciting way to spend an afternoon! You get to ride a train,hike, spelunk, see lots of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charlotte, North Carolina

Keeps you busy for 4hrs: get dressed, take train towards the cave entrance, grab a tube, long walk... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Adinda L
Ghent, Belgium
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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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Hours Today: 08:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Charleston 7865, New Zealand
+64 3-788 8168
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a exciting way to spend an afternoon! You get to ride a train,hike, spelunk, see lots of glow worms, and float a bit too. We thought it was worth every penny. The guide was knowledgeable and fun.

Thank AnBclt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Keeps you busy for 4hrs: get dressed, take train towards the cave entrance, grab a tube, long walk in cave with tube, watch and enjoy the glow worms in he tube drifting towards the river (cold bottom), small rafting on the river towards the end...More

Thank Adinda L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good morning activity We really like watching glowworms while floating on the tubes The rafting outside the cave is a bonus

Thank Kean L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing, never to be forgotten experience this is... how to describe the feeling of drifting in an inner tube in a dark cave and looking up to see millions of glowworms lighting up the ceiling like shining stars!!! This is the way to...More

Thank GreensinOz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were about 10 people on the tour we did. Two older couples (one couple was us) and 6 young people. We were split into two groups - the two older couples and all the young ones. Our guide, Kylee, was extremely patient and encouraging,...More

Thank Karyn S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked in and instantly felt like family, Peter and Julia were great fun guides and you can tell how much they love their jobs. Facilities were amazing, and the whole tour from the bus to the train, to the walk to the cave tour...More

Thank Holly B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This trip was amazing, such good fun. The guides and people running it were really friendly too. Nice food and coffee in the cafe. A must for anyone travelling aroundNew Zealand

Thank Beck G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great tour on our tour of the west coast. Peter and Kylee were our guides and they were really awesome. We learned so much from this tour. The night before had brought a terrible storm and the power was out at the...More

Thank kristiwife1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to do a caving trip in NZ make it this one. Very good. A great combinaction of good information, good guides, gold procedures, great caves plus the rafting and the glow Ormskirk. Magic!

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a great 4 hours trip of having black water rafting while seeing thousands of glowworms in the cave. The whole trip was fantastic and worth the price. Definitely one of the highlight of south island trip. Highly recommended!!

Thank siow11
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Response from JordiRamon | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jacek, I am in tourism and did both Waitomo lost world tour and the cave black water rafting ride in Charleston. I would say without any doubt; go for Charleston (biggest glowworm colony in the world). Waitomo is better... More
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