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Underworld Adventures Ltd

Charleston 7865, New Zealand
+64 3-788 8168
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Roll it, roll it, roll it...

A must do! Great combination of cave exploring and mild rafting on a tube with a spectacular view... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Geneva, Switzerland
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We did the underworld rafting. That was the best and must have experience that includes bit of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Charleston 7865, New Zealand
+64 3-788 8168
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A must do! Great combination of cave exploring and mild rafting on a tube with a spectacular view of glowworms. The staff is helpful, knowledgable and very professional. Make sure of bringing a towel and a change of undergarments!

Thank titwo
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We did the underworld rafting. That was the best and must have experience that includes bit of everything from train ride, hiking, walking in cave with glow worms and riding on river in cave and outside on tube..

Thank haridhiraj
Reviewed 4 days ago

Fun and fascinating day in the cave at Charleston with Underworld Adventures. The staff was helpful and patient with us. Ray was very helpful on the phone and made things easy for us, telling us what to bring, driving time, directions, etc and our guide,...More

Thank jprstont
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I spent a great 4 hours on this trip as we got to go underground and experience some very interesting caves and magical limestone formations. This is a back to basics tour with no steps or lights but instead everyone is set...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did this yesterday. Was a great way to spend half a day. Good varied range of things to do on the underworld rafting. Very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff. Keen to make sure we had a good time. Hilary was a blast. Love that the...More

1  Thank Kiwifam191
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a bona fide "real" experience seeing limestone caves and a unique way to see glow worms. Too bad the river was quite low which made the final river raft segment of the trip a bit lame, but it was definitely enjoyable and worth...More

Thank NLMSwitzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just finished the underworld cave rafting tour which was amazing. Pete our guide was a true legend, very knowledgeable and funny. The train ride through to start of caving was incredible in itself, then caving followed by drifting under glow worms and finally tubing down...More

2  Thank JNM_LDN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly recommend this adventure. How much fun can you have in a day? - Pete our guide was awesome, funny and so knowledgeable about the area. Train ride, beautiful scenery, Cave tour and Glow worms on inner tubes then fun time down the river. Loved...More

1  Thank Julie T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This afternoon friends and I called in for a meal. We ordered food and it took well over 45mins for the last meal to arrive to the table. We checked with the young lady on counter who then checked with kitchen and replied 5min. It...More

Thank Sewabear
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing experience the glow worms are incredible, There are much more of them than you see anywhere else. Great value for money. Friendly guides and staff who were aware of an accommodate the abilities/fitness levels of everyone in the group so that everyone enjoyed...More

1  Thank Trudy G
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14 November 2016|
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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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