Underworld rafting is a superb 4 hour Black Water Rafting adventure in the enormous Nile River Cave deep in the Paparoa National Park.
On this adventure you will be equipped at our purpose build base alongside SH6 in Charleston with wet suits, wet suit socks, boots, gloves and helmet. Dressed ready for your adventure, a short drive and the Nile River Rainforest Train will take you into the stunning West Coast rainforest with towering limestone cliffs to create a magical backdrop for your adventure.
A short walk leads you to the cave entrances high above the Nile River. You will enter a secret subterranean world leaving the daylight behind to explore a calcite paradise of stalactites and stalagmites, crossing huge chambers, following a maze like system of passages while wandering through the multi-levelled cave system. Enriched with illustrations, explanations and stories you will descend to the bottom level of the cave where the water guides you through magical galaxies of glow-worms.
You will float on a slow moving underground river to emerge back into daylight having used only the natural light of the simply awe inspiring display of glow worms as navigation.
You leave this special place in your tube for the untouched rainforest and the tranquil Nile River to float down the fun gentle rapids on The Nile River and return to the train.
This is an award winning adventure at its best. Discover why!
- Must be 10 years or over
- Water confidence required
- Suitable for waterproof cameras only
- Swimwear and a towel required
- Allow 4 hours from our Charleston Base
- Trips depart 9am, 11.30am, 2.00pm (Winter 10.00am, 12.30pm)
- We photograph your trip with free downloads