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Charleston - Glow Worm Cave Tour - 3.5 Hours

A journey that takes you into one of the few cave systems you can see in its natural, unspoiled beauty. This is a simply stunning Eco-tour in a very special place.

Meet your skilled and knowledgeable cave guides at our Charleston Base to join us on a Wilderness Eco-tour through the enormous Nile River Cave System.

Once at our Charleston Base you will be equipped for your adventure with caving helmets providing your own warm clothes, rain jacket and sturdy footwear.

Meeting up with your guide and caving buddies you'll be taken on the Nile River Rainforest Train through the stunning West Coast rainforest surrounded by towering limestone cliffs. Reaching our secluded train station a short stroll including a steep walk up some steeps leads to a stunning high entrance to the enormous Nile River Caves.

On your Glow Worm cave tour, you will explore an ancient wonderland of stalactites, stalagmites in the large dry upper cave levels, experience the mesmerizing sight of the Main Entrance and you will be seduced and entranced discovering deep below galaxies of glowworms in the awe-inspiring Ananui entrance series.

The Nile River Cave System is one of the few caves in the world you can walk through and see in its natural, unspoilt state, the way it was discovered.

 

Information

  • Must be able to walk unassisted for up to two hours on uneven surfaces
  • Warm clothing, rain jacket and robust footwear advisable
  • Cameras permitted (no tripods)
  • Trips takes 3.5 hours return from our Charleston Base
  • Trips depart 9am, 11.30am, 2.00pm (10:00 am and 12:30 pm Winter)
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    NZD $120 per adult, $87.50 per child. (Child = 16 years or below)

    Available Bookings from December 15 to December 21

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    • Adult$120.00
    • Child$87.50

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    • Child$87.50

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$120.00
    • Child$87.50

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$120.00
    • Child$87.50

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$120.00
    • Child$87.50

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$120.00
    • Child$87.50

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$120.00
    • Child$87.50

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$120.00
    • Child$87.50

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$120.00
    • Child$87.50

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$120.00
    • Child$87.50

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$120.00
    • Child$87.50

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$120.00
    • Child$87.50

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$120.00
    • Child$87.50

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$120.00
    • Child$87.50

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$120.00
    • Child$87.50

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$120.00
    • Child$87.50

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$120.00
    • Child$87.50

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$120.00
    • Child$87.50

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$120.00
    • Child$87.50

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$120.00
    • Child$87.50

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$120.00
    • Child$87.50

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$120.00
    • Child$87.50

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$120.00
    • Child$87.50

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$120.00
    • Child$87.50

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    • Adult$95.00
    • Child$87.50

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$120.00
    • Child$87.50

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$120.00
    • Child$87.50

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$120.00
    • Child$87.50

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$120.00
    • Child$87.50

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

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

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    Harrison Bowers from United Kingdom wrote on 20 June 2019

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    Unforgettable unique experience

    We booked the 3.5 hour cave tour and boy was it worth it. With a very friendly guide we set off and enjoyed the vast and awe-inspiring beauty of the cave system. We had a slight hiccup in the tour but the staff couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating. First class service and a first class experience.

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    Anna from New Zealand wrote on 15 May 2019

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    Unique experience

    Absolutely fantastic trip!! I've been in caves and seen gloworms but this one is very unique and soecial one. Our guide was great, very knowledgeable and friendly. Train ride is also a highlight and nice cafe at the base.

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    Tony from New Zealand wrote on 12 April 2019

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    Charleston cave Tour

    We loved the cave tour, to see the natural wonders inside the cave is amazing.

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    Marianne Roen from Denmark wrote on 08 March 2019

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    Amazing experience!

    We were a small group and our guide did a very good job:-)

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    Faith from Australia wrote on 07 February 2019

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    Awesome!

    Guide, Kylie was excellent. Extensive knowledge and knew her way around the cave system to highlight all the interesting stuff. Amazing glow worms! Well worth a visit!

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