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Taniwha Blackwater Cave Rafting & Glow worms with ABSEIL OPTION


Set in a beautiful rainforest canyon you'll be left in awe floating through a galaxy world of glow-worms. Start with a short bush walk followed by a 30 metre abseil down a rainforest covered cliff to the forest floor and river below. You’ll then have fun running the gentle rainforest river rapids, take a ride down the eye bulge rock hydroslide into the cave entrance and finish with a heart stopper cliff jump! Everything is optional, decide what to do as you go, includes Spa.

Are you looking for a fun adventure with a touch of mystery & intrigue?

How about floating through an underground galaxy world of glow-worms, experiencing the fun of rainforest river tubing, an abseil climb & a cliff jump (optional). This is a relaxing half day adventure that is fun, is in a beautiful place and takes you into an unusual cave environment with its glow-worms.

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Price per Person NZ$340

Your abseil experience down the rainforest covered cliff definitely adds some more adrenaline & is an exciting way to arrive to the top of the river tubing section.

You'll also have a fun experience with local Maori Cave Legends. Would you like to finish up with a relaxing hot shower and spa with a drink and a snack afterwards? Yes!... Then this trip is for you. Our glow-worm cave rafting (we are actually on tubes and not rafts!) adventure is flexible and can provide as much or as little challenge as you are comfortable with. Every trip is different depending on who is on them so they can suit all abilities and ages down to as young as 6 years. As your adventure is also based on the South Island's West Coast there are no crowds and no time limits. Team Building, Educational Objectives or Leadership Skills can be included for groups.

The trip starts with putting on our cave gear at our base in Greymouth. You'll get thermal clothes to keep you warm and comfortable, a wetsuit, socks and river shoes, helmet and life jacket. We then drive you for about 30 minutes to an easy practice river where we teach you the art of river tubing and make sure everyone is happy being on a tube in the river. You'll then take a few minute walk with your tube through the rainforest to the top of the cliff and get all set up with your ropes for your abseil down to the bottom. This is an exciting and challenging 30 metre climb down to the forest floor.

You'll pretty much land at the start of the river tubing. This is a beautiful and fun section of river with some gentle rapids. You'll be joined together with other tubers to provide a stable "snake" of tubes but you can increase the challenge level by tubing the rapids on your own... (dependent on river levels).

Your river tubing takes us to the cave entrance where we will get some protection against the Maori Legendary Taniwhas, these are underground Dragons that keep you if you venture into their World!!!
This starts your float up into the cave moving into the dark to the light of a galaxy of glow-worms in the roof. At the end of the float section we will spend some time with the glow-worms while having a hot drink and chocolate bar to keep us going before floating back out finishing with a tube jump (optional).

Your adventure will be one of intrigue, anticipation and some challenge at the level you want. You are able to choose to do what you want as you go, some do everything while others just do what they are comfortable with as everything is optional.

The place to meet for your trip is at our base in the centre of Greymouth. This is on the main highway near the town centre next door to McDonald's in a lime green building! The address is 8 Whall Street, Greymouth. You do need to book ahead. The optional cliff jump does not cost any extra but if you want to do an abseil or a zipline ride then this costs more and must be specified when booking.

If the company needs to cancel the zipline part of this combo upgrade for safety or other reasons then you will get a full refund of the upgrade price. If the river and cave tubing with the glow-worms part of this combo is still able to continue you cannot cancel that part of the tour on the day since you will be inside our no refund period.

PLUS...To make sure you really are getting good value, we will give you a voucher for discounts & free stuff at places around the West Coast. You can pick up an absolutely FREE Big Mac with any meal, FREE Email, FREE Goldpanning at Shantytown, a FREE Beer/wine, a FREE Dessert at a local restaurant with your meal, discount hostel beds & heaps of other stuff. Worth up to $428.

Click here for more info on our West Coast Bonus Saver Pass.

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