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Dragon's Cave Rafting

Address: 8 Whall Street, Greymouth, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 3 768 6649
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Owner description: This tour has options for almost all ages and ability levels, ranging from a rain forest zipline...
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Owner description: This tour has options for almost all ages and ability levels, ranging from a rain forest zipline flight, a wet and wild natural rock hydroslide ride to tubing into a cave to see some amazing glow worms. The trip is not a full on challenging cave expedition!
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Alice Springs, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Great way to see the caves and floating down a picturesque river. Doesn't require a great level of fitness and very personalized as only small groups go at a time. Long enough adventure to make putting a wetsuit on worth while but short enough you can incorporate it as merely a short stop in Greymouth if pressed for time. We... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had the best day!!. Started by donning arcitc proof wetsuits and thermals, i laughed - but we needed them!..... Zip lined over a river down into the most beautiful remote canyon, We hopped on to our tubes with our patient lovely guide and off we went down the gentle rapids through the gorge towards the cave. Lots of fun... More 

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OldandGreyontop, Manager at Dragon's Cave Rafting, responded to this review

Hi Tania, Thank you for such a beautiful description of our tour! We are pleased to hear you had such a great time, and enjoyed every aspect of our adventure. We are very lucky to have such a beautiful part of the world to operate in, and to be able to employ great guides like Jono and JJ. Thank you... More 

Greater Perth, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We were at the end of an amazing holiday spanning most of NZ including Queenstown - para sailing, luge. shot-over boat, helicopter to Franz Joseph etc. etc. when we went on this tour. We weren't expecting much but were pleasantly surprised. The tour combined zip-lining, tubing and glow worm caving all in one. The great thing was that this tour... More 

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OldandGreyontop, Manager at Dragon's Cave Rafting, responded to this review

Well, I think you've described our adventure perfectly. And after all the great things you guys did here in the South Island, it's an honour to be counted among the best. We do try and personalise our tours, so we're really glad to hear that you felt that way. Thank you for such a warm review; we really appreciate it.... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We did the Dragon's Cave Rafting. It's not rafting so the title is confusing, however to their credit if you read the description it does explain that it's not rafting. Anything over 140 characters people don't bother reading, thanks Twitter! Overall it was a cool trip and worth doing. All the little extras really made the trip like the hot... More 

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OldandGreyontop, Manager at Dragon's Cave Rafting, responded to this review

Hi! We're really glad you had a great time, and that JJ 'made the trip'. As for all the 'little extras', we do like our customers to feel that bit special. Thanks for the great review, and hopefully we'll see you again! -Wild West Team- More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

We jumped off a cliff down the zipline down to the river and tubed down river to the glow worm caves beautiful place the guys are awsome made it heaps of fun, the caves are amazing, then they took us back to base to relax in the spa, great day really enjoyed it!

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OldandGreyontop, Manager at Dragon's Cave Rafting, responded to this review

Did you even take a breath as you wrote that review? :D Seriously though, it's fantastic that you had such a great time, and we thank you for such a positive review! We look forward to seeing you again sometime. -Wild West Team- More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

Staff was very nice and we got the zipline for free because it hadn't rained for a while - which is very unusual for West Coast- so the water level was very low.The zip lining was great fun, but the floating wasn't exciting at all. Not their fault but I would strongly recommend to look how the weather has been... More 

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OldandGreyontop, Manager at Dragon's Cave Rafting, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for giving our staff a good review. :) As for the weather, it is unfortunately the one thing that is out of our hands. We did stress the nature of the creek at the time, and you accepted the free zipline upgrade instead of a no-fee cancellation. I'm a bit confused as to your statement that the change... More 

Perth
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

Our family of four (9 yo girl and 10 yo boy) had a great morning. Whilst the river level was low due to the prevailing drought conditions in NZ, we were informed up front and upgraded to the zip line free to compensate. The low level hampered the progress of the adults a little, but the kids had no problems,... More 

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OldandGreyontop, Manager at Dragon's Cave Rafting, responded to this review

Hi! We really love it when the whole family has a great time and enjoys the variety of our tour. And your right - customers LOVE the spa at the end in winter! ;) Thanks for the great review, and we perhaps look forward to seeing you again. -Wild West Team- More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

On our honeymoon and decided to go for this trip. Loved it. Lots of fun and our guide Jono was good fun and informative. All equipment provided for this adventure!

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OldandGreyontop, Manager at Dragon's Cave Rafting, responded to this review

Hi guys, thanks for coming out with us, and we're glad you had a great time whilst on your honeymoon. It's also always great to get feedback on our guides, so thanks also for letting us know Jono did a great job. We here at Wild West really do aim to make each trip special. -Wild West Team- More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We visited the Dragons Cave Last year and Really enjoyed our trip here to go tubing with the kids. It was a blast and felt the value was good for the time we could tube. The staff was super friendly and accommodating, particularly our guide JJ who was great with the kids and provided us with plenty of knowledge about... More 

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OldandGreyontop, Manager at Dragon's Cave Rafting, responded to this review

Hi Jono, thanks for the great review! We love it when the entire family has a great time, and I will be sure to pass on to JJ that he's received yet another 5 star review. Hope to see you again! - Wild West Team - More 

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Our guides JJ and John were awesome, and the company itself was great, but the experience was disappointing. The water levels were so low that we didn't really tube much - our butts dragged on the rocky bottom for much of the trip, or we had to wade through ankle deep water. Really, I think that the tours should be... More 

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OldandGreyontop, Manager at Dragon's Cave Rafting, responded to this review

Hi Harmony, Thanks for your review. I'm really glad you found our guides to be 'awesome' - they'll be happy to hear that. I remember you guys, and yes, there was a bit of a wait for the family to arrive, which I personally apologised a couple of times for on the day. Whilst I do understand your frustration with... More 

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