Cave tours near Charleston

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Underworld Adventures operate several cave tours to the Nile River Cave system in Pararoa National Park. These include a glowworm cave tour, cave tubing/black water rafting trips and adventure caving tours.

The Charleston glowworm cave tour starts of with a ride on a narrow-gauge train along the Nile River Canyon through lush rainforest, followed by a walk through the cave where you can see glow worms as well as stalagmite and stalactite calcite formations. The return trip from Charleston takes 3½ hours with two hours inside the cave.

The popular Underworld rafting trip is a four-hour cave tubing adventure that starts off with a ride on the narrow-gauge Nile River Rainforest Train before entering the cave decked out in a wetsuit and helmet. A large part of this trip involves floating on the underground river on inner tubes where you are treated to a spectacular view of glow worms as well as calcite rock formations.

The adventure caving trip is a more full-on experience that involves a 40m (130ft) abseil into Te Tahi Cave followed by real caving.

Tours depart from Underworld Adventures’ Charleston base on State Highway 6.

Our address

State Highway 6, Charleston
Telephone (07) 788 8168