Charleston: 4-Hour Nile River Cave and Tubing Adventure

Activity provider: Underworld Adventures

Charleston: 4-Hour Nile River Cave and Tubing Adventure

Activity provider: Underworld Adventures

From US$ 111.72 per person

Combine fun and discovery in a pristine environment on this adventure in Paparoa National Park. Journey into the rainforest, experience amazing stalagmites deep below, float under a galaxy of glowworms, and finish your trip by tubing down gentle rapids.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Ride the Nile River Rainforest Train through lush rainforest into marvelous limestone country
  • Explore an enormous cave system and venture deep into ancient passages
  • Marvel at a breathtaking assembly of pristine stalactites and stalagmites
  • Float deep below the surface through an incredible glowworm illuminated grotto
  • Enjoy bouncing down the gentle rapids of the Nile River in a tube
Full description
Set off on a superb 4-hour adventure in the enormous Nile River Cave System deep in the untamed natural wilderness of the Paparoa National Park. Discover a hidden, special place on an award-winning adventure at its best. Meet your guide at the local partner’s adventure center in Charleston and get equipped with wet suits, wet suit socks, boots, gloves, and helmets. Dressed ready for your adventure, take a short ride on the Nile River Rainforest Train into the stunning West Coast rainforest. Marvel at the towering limestone cliffs that create a magical backdrop for your adventure. A short walk leads you to the cave entrances high above the Nile River. Leave the daylight behind and enter a hidden subterranean world to explore a calcite paradise of stalactites and stalagmites. Cross huge chambers, follow a maze of passages, and wander through the heart of an ancient multi-levelled cave system. Enriched with illustrations, explanations, and stories you will connect to the fragile, precious world as you descend to the bottom level of the cave where the water guides you to a magical galaxy of glowworms. Astounded by this underground night sky, slowly float on an underground river to emerge back into daylight using only the natural light of the awe-inspiring display of glowworms as navigation. Leave this special place floating in your tube down the fun, gentle rapids of the Nile River surrounded by the lush rainforest and beautiful limestone cliffs. Finally, returning on the Rainforest Train back to Charleston.
  • Wet suit
  • Wet suit boots and socks
  • Helmets and lights
  • Safety equipment
  • Free pictures of your adventure activity
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Food and beverages
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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Meeting point

Meet at the local partner’s adventure base in Charleston 30 minutes prior to your adventure departure time to check-in and/or register.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Know before you go

  • It is very important you bring your own swimwear and towel for the experience
  • You must have water confidence and a reasonable level of fitness
  • You must be able to walk up 135 steps to the cave entrance
  • You must be able to walk over uneven slippery underground surfaces for 2 hours
  • You must be able to carry a light tire for 2 hours
  • In the Adventure Center Base, there are changing rooms complete with showers and a café open for food before and after your adventure
Customer reviews

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Good value for ticket price, great guides and an awesome experience

January 7, 2022

Great value, incredible experience, up there in the top 10 around NZ

January 22, 2022

Product ID: 355470