Pricing and Conditions

Adult $195.00
(15 year(s) and under)
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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.

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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.

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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.

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


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

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

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