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.


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"Underworld Rafting" is a superb 4 hour award winning black water rafting adventure in the Paparoa National Park. At our Base in Charleston you are fully equipped with wet suits & helmet to travel by "The Nile River Rainforest Train" through primeval rainforest & the towering cliffs of the Nile River Canyon to the Cave.

A short climb enables you to enter the enormous unmodified Cave System. In the upper levels you meander through a calcitic paradise of stalactites & stalagmites while in the lower levels you float through awe inspiring glow worm grottos using only the amazing GlowWorm lights as your navigational aid.

You emerge in a lost world of forest before leaving the tranquillity for tubing the rushing waters of the Nile River.

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Physical address

7368 Camp Street, State Highway 6, Charleston, Charleston, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $185.00
(15 year(s) and under)
Other charges:
Further pricing information:
Suitability: 10 years and over & confident in water. We take supply photographic images free of charge. . Clothing: Bring your swimwear and a towel. We supply the rest.
Cancellation policy:
CANCELLATION POLICY Underworld Adventures Ltd reserves the right to cancel any trip due to inclement conditions. Underworld Adventures Ltd will refund in full given up to 24hours notice.

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Allow 15 minutes drive time to the Westport airport.
Proximity to coach terminal:
Intercity and Attomic Shuttle will stop on request at our Charleston Base.
Proximity to town:
Allow 15 minutes drive time from Westport town and 25minutes drive time from Punakaiki.

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Opening times

Business hours:
Summer Daylight Saving Departure Times: 9.00am, 11.30 2.00pm. Winter Hours: 10.00am & 12.30pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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