Everyone meets at our base in Greymouth at 8:15 am or 1:15pm.
We will come and pick you up off any buses or trains if you are arriving that way. After meeting your guide and other adventurers we gear up into helmets, lights, wetsuits, socks, boots and a whole lot of other specialist outdioor gear to keep you safe and comfortable. In the winter there are gloves and polyprop clothing as well if you want it. Infact we provide you with everything you need
except a swimsuit or an extra pair of underwear if you do not have a swimsuit.
We then pile into the "Galloping Gurkin", our green van, for a ten minute drive to the end of the road. Yes our cave is only 10 minutes from the town centre. From here we do a 30 minute walk through the rainforest to the cave entrance. You can then either abseil in (must be specified when booking & costs extra) or enter thru the walk-in entry.
After a safety briefing by your registered guide (and some Taniwha discussions!) we now go underground for about 2 hours in a wild natural cave. No handrails,stairs or lights (apart from on your helmet) so we are walking around rocks, climbing here & there, not more than 3 metres high, and in places floating on a tube down these underground passages in the dark so you can see all the glow-worms in the roof. There are also waterfalls to slide down, tube jumps to do and of course the 'Big Wet & Greasy' 100 foot Hydroslide
that some people go down a few times. Everything is optional so you choose to do what you want as you go. If your guide feels you will manage it there is also the opportunity to do some selfguiding if you dare! There are also lots of other things you can do but we are going to keep them as a surprise! When you get out of the cave we go back to our base where there is a hot spa waiting for you along with a hot drink and a muffin plus a wine or beer, for those with hairs in their belly buttons! (that is, it is not for children!). You also get unlimited use of our email facilities after your trip.
After relaxing in the spa, take your time & stay as long as you want, you can pick up your cave rafting certificate and be on your way.