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Underworld Adventures Cave Rafting

7368 Camp Street, State Highway 6 | The Underworld Adventure Centre & Cafe, Charleston 7865, New Zealand
+64 3-788 8168
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A not to be missed experience

We altered our plans to try and avoid Rainey weather and ended up in a tiny town called Charleston... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chel54
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Sydney, Australia
Great Experience

The best guided tour we did during our vacation and very unique! Calling ahead for departure times... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kangalama
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Germany
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“glow worms” (167 reviews)
“cave rafting” (27 reviews)
“train ride” (57 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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7368 Camp Street, State Highway 6 | The Underworld Adventure Centre & Cafe, Charleston 7865, New Zealand
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+64 3-788 8168
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We altered our plans to try and avoid Rainey weather and ended up in a tiny town called Charleston. The cave rafting trips commence here. The scenery is stunning, the transport is unique and what you will see on the longest tour/trek is jaw dropping.i...More

Thank Chel54
Reviewed 6 days ago

The best guided tour we did during our vacation and very unique! Calling ahead for departure times is recommended, we had just missed one tour.

Thank Kangalama
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you ll come past Charleston you should definitely check out this amazing Tour. Its well worth it to do the Underworld Rafting and not only the walking Tour. You ll be provided with everything you ll need. If you ll get an amazing Tour...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely a unique and fun experience! My guide Mark was fun and cool and every minute was really enjoyable. There's a short bus ride, a train ride, a short hike, the caves, explanations of different rooms and caves, then come the river rafting...More

Thank Daniel P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great adventure on our trip. Our guide was very passionate about the cave and the glow worms and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend this adventure!

Thank cjswan16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I still talk about this trip during our Honeymoon. It was by far one of the best activities we did. Our guide was knowledgeable and really took the experience to the next level. Spent about an hour traversing the cave which was...More

Thank Tabitha_Andrew_Reyno
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I LOVED this whole trip through a cave in its original condition. Don't come here if you are looking for a concrete footpath and handrails. Do join this trip if you want an authentic experience of an amazing natural environment. It pushed my comfort zone...More

Thank gisela p
Reviewed 17 April 2017

An excellent tour combining caving and tubing. The guides are outstanding - thanks to Timmy and Peter for getting me back in one piece. The glow worm cave viewed from your tube as you float through is a truly remarkable experience. However I would suggest...More

Thank Dunworkin2015
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Very friendly owner and tour guides. We really enjoyed this trip. We walked through the caves for over an hour admiring the diffident formations we were then guided through to the river where we tubed in the darkness admiring the glow worms. Felt very safe...More

Thank Lucy G
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We had a full days activity (4 hours), staff were helpful and friendly. It was so much fun I have been telling all my friends about this. We got given photos at the end and the train was brilliant.

Thank Lucy B
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jkkwiatkowski
Hi, I am curious how these caves and especially the glow worm display compares to the Waitomo caves or the caves further south near Te Anau? I am told the Waitomo is the best and nothing comes close (Te Anau regarded as 2nd best)? Thanks Cheers, Jacek
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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