Underworld Rafting

A very special Adventure. Take the rainforest train through primeval rain forest, explore an enormous calcitic cave paradise of stalactites and stalagmites. Float through incredible Glow-worm lit grottoes and have fun bouncing down the Nile River rapids...
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The Charleston Gloworm Cave Tour

A superb eco-cave tour where you travel by the rainforest train through primeval rain forest and explore the enormous Nile River Caves. You walk amidst a pristine ancient "wonderland" of stalactites and stalagmites & "galaxies" of Glow-worms...
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The Nile River Rainforest Train

A short interpretative train ride in open carriages through primeval rain forest in to the magnificent Nile River Canyon. You pass through the film sites for the "The Lost World" film production and have time for a short walk to the Nile River Suspension Bridge...
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Adventure Caving

Full on expedition style caving where you explore an amazing sporty cave complete with abseils ladder climbs, squeezes, & crawls through cascading waterways. You will see fossils and develop an understanding of what exploratory caving is all about...
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Welcome to Underworld Adventures based in Charleston, West Coast, New Zealand

Charleston, New ZealandCongratulations on choosing New Zealand for your eco-adventure holiday. Your search has uncovered several of New Zealand’s most celebrated eco-adventures: from passive Rainforest Train ride and Gloworm Cave Tours to the sublime Underworld Rafting, or perhaps even full on Adventure Caving. They are all here at Charleston near Westport on the South Island’s West Coast. We invite you to share with us a voyage of discovery.

We are Underworld Adventures, established in 1987 and world famous for our #1 adventure, Underworld Rafting. Just check out our TripAdvisor page!  We now offer a full repertiore of Underworld Adventures for all ages and abilities. We invite you to explore our featured adventures and contact us to secure a booking. We guarantee your Underworld Adventure will be a highlight of your New Zealand experience! We are proud to announce that we have been awarded with the 2016 West Coast Leading Light Business Excellence Award in the Hospitality and Tourism sector.