West Coast, South Island, NZ

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West Coast Rail Trail

Taniwha Blackwater Cave Rafting, Glow worms & Zipline

Set in a beautiful rainforest canyon you’ll be left in awe floating through a galaxy world of glow-worms. Start with a ride down through the rainforest covered canyon to the forest floor on a 310 metres zipline. 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, a zipline sky ride & 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.

Your zipline experience through the rainforest covered river canyon 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 put on your harness for the zipline ride. This is a thrilling 310 metre flight through the rainforest covered canyon to the forest floor. Feel free to scream to your heart's content & watch out for those trees on the way!

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.

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8 Whall St, Greymouth, West Coast, South Island, NZ