Norwest Adventures

Norwest Adventures

Underworld Adventures


34 Rankers Reviews

19 Face-to-Face

15 Caving

1 Charleston

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Shawls in the Nile River Glow Worm Cave
The Ananui Exit of The Nile River GlowWorm Caves


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Mike Fricker's avatar

Mike Fricker

Ranking: 5/10

17Oct18. Ha! We didn’t do the paid adventures (hence only 5) but did have coffee and cake in the cafe. Good stuff. There is also an observation deck at the top of the building

Reviewed over 2 years ago

S H's avatar


United States

Ranking: 10/10

INCREDIBLE company and experience! We did the underworld rafting tour with Mark and had the most incredible day. The caves are way Better than Waitamo, less touristy, and the tour was a highlight of our trip. Worth every penny, HIGHLY RECOMMEND

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Mietta Feery

Ranking: 9/10

This is a really cool experience; walking through caves, viewing and learning about the amazing formations along the way, then going for a cruise in your tube while you look up at the most incredible viewing of glow worms, followed by a faster fun ride down the river in your tube.
We had a really nice and friendly kiwi tour guide who had great knowledge to share on to us.
Awesome day, highly recommend!

Reviewed about 4 years ago

Michelle Dalgliesh 's avatar

Michelle Dalgliesh


Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic experience! The cave was amazing, we felt safe the whole time and enjoyed the remarkable experience of exploring amongst precious stalactites and stalagmites, then floating along below billions of glow worms- it was like being on another planet! I highly recommend this activity for anyone who loves adventure!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Karin Karlsson's avatar

Karin Karlsson


Ranking: 10/10

Began with a short bus ride, then a train ride on a teeny weeny train through magnificent primeval rainforest. A tour through the cave, stalagmites, stalactites. Then we hopped into our tubes and went down a river in the cave, staring up at glowworms, really magical!!! For the finale, a tour in our tubes down the river. Could not bring the camera but guides took photos and downloaded them for free!!!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

Annika Fletemeyer's avatar

Annika Fletemeyer


Ranking: 9/10

We did a nice tour through a cave, saw some glowworms and did water rafting as well = a great day!

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Katharina Block's avatar

Katharina Block


Ranking: 8/10

Really nice, saw glowworms, nice ride down the river.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

Philip Schumann's avatar

Philip Schumann


Ranking: 10/10

Great value for money, excellent guide, beautiful cave, many glowworms, not very commercial feeling compared to Waitomo. Great river raft, nice rainforest train, LOVED the hot showers and free downloadable pictures!

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014