Underworld Rafting - BLACK WATER RAFTING
This is one of the great cave experiences you will remember for a long time.
The 4 hour Black Water Rafting adventure in the Paparoa National Park stands out as an experience that let you explore, understand and enjoy a journey through an unmodified ancient cave system, so you can experience the unique feeling to step back in time entering this amazing place.
You are fitted out with wet suits, wet suit booties, gloves and a helmet at our company base at Charleston (25 mins south of Westport and 25mins north of Punakaiki ) before embarking on your adventure. With your cave buddies your guide will take you to The Nile River Rainforest Train to journey through the sub-tropical appearing typical West Coast rain forest surrounded by towering limestone cliffs of the Nile River Canyon.
Once arrived at our train station in the rainforest a short walk and a short climb up some steps leads to the entrance of the cave system. Entering the darkness you will explore the ancient voids of the enormous Nile River Cave System where you meander through a calcitic paradise of stalactites and stalagmites in the upper dry levels of the cave.Once down in the lower active levels of the cave, you will discover and experience a place you won’t forget that quickly - a slow moving underground river illuminated by a ceiling coated in a mesmerizing glowworm colony. On this river you will float in your tube out of the cave using only the natural light of this simply breathtaking display of glow worms.
You will emerge from the cave into a remote and untouched rainforest covered limestone valley leaving its tranquility floating down the rushing bubbling waters of the low grade Nile River Rapids to where you started your adventure.
Returning on the Nile River Rainforests Train a hot shower awaits at our base in Charleston.
This is an award winning journey at its best.
Changes to the date and time of the adventure have to be made 24 hours prior to the original booked departure time on BookMe and has to be arranged directly with the operator. Confirmation of the new date or time for the adventure is subject to approval by the operator. The price will be the full retail price with the difference to be paid directly to the operator.
NZD $185 per adult, $150 per child (16 Years old and under)
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