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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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    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 $120 per adult, $87.50 per child. (Child = 16 years or below)

    Available Bookings from September 24 to September 30

    Change Dates

    All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$120.00
    • Child$87.50

    2spaces priced from:

    • Adult$120.00
    • Child$87.50

    2spaces priced from:

    • Adult$120.00
    • Child$87.50

    2spaces priced from:

    • Adult$120.00
    • Child$87.50

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$120.00
    • Child$87.50

    2spaces priced from:

    • Adult$96.00
    • Child$87.50

    2spaces priced from:

    • Adult$120.00
    • Child$87.50

    2spaces priced from:

    • Adult$120.00
    • Child$87.50

    2spaces priced from:

    • Adult$108.00
    • 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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    Daysun Perkins from United States wrote on 28 June 2017

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    A remarkable underground adventure in New Zealand!

    A fantastic and fascinating expedition into one of the most beautiful caves we've ever explored, extremely informative and we're still blown away by seeing the incredible "grand entrance to the caves with lush greenery and water falling from the ceiling - like a movie set from Jurassic Park. An absolute must-see on New Zealand's west coast!

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    Yoke chin from Malaysia wrote on 15 December 2016

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    Glow worm cave

    Mark was our guide. He shared his knowledge and passion for caving. Awesome trip,we thiroughly enjoyed the trip. Would highly recommend to those who love nature and adventure. You would be blown away by the beauty of the caves.

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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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