Underworld Adventures

The Charleston Hotel - SH6 Charleston 7892 West Coast New Zealand

Underworld Rafting: Is a “Cave Rafting Adventure” in the Paparoa National Park. Located in Charleston.


Underworld Rafting is a Cave Rafting Adventure in the Paparoa National Park.

We take a train through primeval rain forest and explore a calcitic paradise in one of New Zealand’s largest caves.

Experience amazing stalactites and stalagmites formations before descending to the lower levels of the cave to float through the most incredible glow-worm lit grottoes.

We exit via the awe-inspiring "Ananui" Exit and have fun bouncing down the small but fun filled Nile River rapids.

Tour information

  • Allow 4 hours from our Charleston Base.
  • You must be older than 10 years to take part in this tour.
  • Water confidence is required.
  • Suitable for waterproof cameras only.
  • Swimwear and a towel required.
  • We photograph your trip with free downloads.




Summer Hours, Trips departing from our Charleston Base at: 9.00am, 11.30am and 2.00pm daily.
Winter Hours: Trips departing from our Charleston Base at: 10.00am and 12.30pm daily.
(Note: NZ Daylight saving hours defining Winter & Summer Times.


Off Street Parking
Gift Shop
Conference Facilities


Contact Underworld Adventures

Underworld Adventures
+64 3 788 8168
0800 116 686

How to find us

Our Operational Base and Office is in The Charleston Hotel situated alongside State Highway 6, in the small township of Charleston 15 minutes drive time from Westport and 30 minutes drive time from Punakaiki


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