Glow Worm Cave Tour
- Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Charleston, West Coast
- Product code: GWT
Charleston Gloworm Cave Tour / Metro Cave Tour
Visitors are met at our modern Charleston Base or at their accommodation in Westport. For this journey no special clothing or equipment is required other than a caving helmet with its own light source which will be supplied. Starting from our base in Charleston a short 10 minute’s drive in one of our licenced vehicles brings you to the starting point of your journey. Surrounded by the typical West Coast rainforest we hope off the bus,and board our rainforest train at the start of the Nile River Canyon. 15 minutes journey takes us up to a splendid upper terminal right in the heart of the lush rainforest. Following the river upstream, a short walk is the perfect time to enjoy the tranquil beauty of the lush native bush, soak up the peaceful atmosphere and to make our way up to the cave entrance. Leaving the river bed 130 odd steps lead to one of the highest entrances where we disappear high above the Nile River into the cave system. Emerging into this hidden world the group explores the enormous Nile River Caves System, seeing, feeling and getting close to an ancient wonderland sculptured in limestone complete with amazing formations. Along the way the group will visit an acclaimed calcite paradise in the Hall of Refugees before taking in the breath taking Main Entrance. In this part of the cave an amazing galaxies of glow worms illuminating the underground passage can be viewed and the group can get close up to these incredible dwellers. The walk through the labyrinth of large dry passages is enriched with illustrations, explanations and stories how the cave has formed, local caving history and interesting facts and figures. Returning to the entrance finally the group returns to the surface and after a short stroll back to the train the party journeys back to Charleston entering civilization after a journey that takes you deep in a natural, unspoiled and one of the very few undeveloped caves where it is possible to travel without specialized clothing or equipment.