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Charleston - Black Water Rafting - 4 Hours

Underworld Rafting - BLACK WATER RAFTING

This is of of the great cave rafting trips anywhere in the world.

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The 4 hour Black Water Rafting adventure in the Paparoa National Park stands proud as an attraction that delivers an unmodified cave state, so your experience is as close to stepping back in time as possible.

Visitors are fitted out with excellent wet suits, wet suit booties, gloves and an excellent safety helmet at our company base at Charleston. ( 25 mins south of Westport and 25mins north of Punakaiki ). A courtesy coach takes you to The Nile River Rainforest Train for transport through the primeval rain forest and towering limestone cliffs of the Nile River Canyon.

Once changed, a short climb is required to enter 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 meet up with a slow moving underground river on which you float in your tube using only the natural light of a simply awe inspiring display of millions of glow worms for navigation.

You will emerge from the cave into a remote and untouched "lost world" before leaving its tranquillity for the rushing bubbling waters of the low grade Nile River Rapids.

This is an award winning adventure at its best.

Discover why!

Information

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 We photograph your trip with free downloads

NZD$185 per adult, $150 per child (16 and under)

Available Bookings from February 25 to March 03

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9:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
Sun 25 Feb
Mon 26 Feb
Tue 27 Feb
Wed 28 Feb
Thu 1 Mar
Fri 2 Mar
Sat 3 Mar

1spaces

Adult $166.50

Child $150.00

8spaces

Adult $185.00

Child $150.00

1spaces

Adult $148.00

Child $150.00

8spaces

Adult $185.00

Child $150.00

8spaces

Adult $185.00

Child $150.00

1spaces

Adult $148.00

Child $150.00

8spaces

Adult $185.00

Child $150.00

8spaces

Adult $185.00

Child $150.00

8spaces

Adult $185.00

Child $150.00

8spaces

Adult $185.00

Child $150.00

8spaces

Adult $185.00

Child $150.00

8spaces

Adult $185.00

Child $150.00

8spaces

Adult $185.00

Child $150.00

2spaces

Adult $166.50

Child $150.00

8spaces

Adult $185.00

Child $150.00

2spaces

Adult $166.50

Child $150.00

8spaces

Adult $185.00

Child $150.00

2spaces

Adult $166.50

Child $150.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.8

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Victoria from New Zealand wrote on 30 January 2018

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Incredible Experience

Amazing experience, the caves were spectacular Our guide Hillary was great she was friendly and informative This tour has been on my wish list for a while, I was initially reluctant because of the price, but after doing this tour it is so worth it, you will not be disappointed! I was amazed at how open the caves are there was no squeezing through narrow tunnels Also because you are with a group and there are several head torches lighting up the way you can see all the formations within the cave really clearly The rafting part is fun, the glow worms are There were 8 of us on the tour I found being in a small group was great as it gave the tour a more personal feel

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Jill K from United States wrote on 21 December 2017

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Great tour!

We loved our tour guide and group! Great experience overall, so happy we were able to do it!

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Dionne from Australia wrote on 13 April 2017

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Fantastic!

It was a wonderful experience and our tour guide was great. Thank you! I will spread the word.

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Hana (Nur Farhanah) Saemon from New Zealand wrote on 31 January 2018

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It was EPIC

Totally worth every single cent and the distance I covered driving from Chch just to do this!

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Daria from Israel wrote on 11 December 2017

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Really fun

A very cool experience! You get a pretty interesting tour around the cave, and an opportunity to see amazing glow worms. I've seen a few glow work caves, and this one is the most impressive. Peter, the guide was informative and pleasant. The cave exit is absolutely amazing. Would recommend!! But be aware it's not an adrenaline filled experience. It's just a family fun

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