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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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Ranked #8 of 13 Attractions in Greymouth
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks
Owner description: This tour has options for almost all ages and ability levels, ranging from a rain forest zipline...
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

The trip was wonderful! The zip line was fun for all ages - the kids had a blast! The river tubing was a good time even though the water was low in some areas which made it harder for adults. The glow worm cave was beautiful (and dark and narrow - but that's the point of a cave) and the... More 

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

Thank you for such a great review! I know the entire team here at Wild West do our absolute best to ensure all our guests have a wonderful time, and it's great to hear that your family was no exception. You mentioned some really great aspects of the trip; the adventure of the zip line, the beauty of the glow... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

A well-prepared and guided trip, only wish I could have my own photos to show for it (the only ones available are for sale at the end). Peter was alert to the needs of the varied members of the group, and I will remember hot chocolate under the glow worms!

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

Hi! Thanks for the positive review. I'll be sure to pass on to Pete that you thought he was a great guide. As for personal photos, whilst we don't forbid taking personal cameras, having now done the trip perhaps you can see why we tend to discourage it. The risk of losing it is quite high, and in most places... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This trip was well worth every penny. The zip wire is a must no matter how apprehensive you may be. Also, if it's a warm sunny day you won't get too cold as the river is not freezing at all. The hot chocolate and mini mars bar was a really nice touch in the cave with the glow worms too.... More 

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

Hi! Thanks for the 'glowing' review! :D The entire team really does try to make sure you have a truly memorable time, and I completely agree with you; taking the plunge via our zip-line is definitely a great way to start your adventure! And what an excellent description of our guides; 'funny, informative, and just fun to be with'. We... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

The name of this needs to be changed as you don't really do any black water rafting. Really disappointing and not at all adventurous. Most of the water activity is outside and the river so shallow you need to concentrate on just floating and missing rocks. The in cave activity is really poor. The only good thing about this tour... More 

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

Hi, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We do appreciate all feed back, as it allows us to grow as a team. I am sorry you were disappointed in your trip. Just to clarify, we do offer rafting trips, as well as the cave tubing trip you did. All our guides make sure to tell you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Nice guide Good experience and Great view of glorworm cave!!!! Swing ($50) is not necessary for everyone. Walking in the water is also a good experience.

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

Hi, thank you for your kind words. Just to clarify, the swing you mention is our zip-line. You are right, it's not necessarily for everyone, which is why we have our walk, zip-line and abseil in options, for whatever level of adventure you might like. And those glow worms really are something special. :) - Wild West Team - More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Just finished my dragon cave rafting today and it was amazing. Our guide J.J. is super cool and did a wonderful job showing us all the interesting spots along the path. The water is mostly calm and only a couple spots are shallow. It was my first time tubing and this is a great experience. The owner Paul is a... More 

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

Hi Sean, thanks for the fantastic review, and JJ will be pleased you thought he was a 'super cool' guide. We really do try to look after you, right from the moment you walk in, to when you get back and think you're finished your tour, only to find the spa and a little something waiting for you. :) I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

This is the best and most adventurous activities in nature. The owner and tour guid is super friendly... I highly recommend!

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

Hi! You've really described our tour perfectly; an adventure in nature! We're really pleased you were had a great time, whilst also appreciating the stunning surroundings (not to mention our galaxy of glow worms)! And we tend to agree with you - this really is a must-do! - Wild West Team - More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

We had an amazing trip with JJ. Who took us down the river in our tubes making it a fun and enjoyable trip with lots of laughter, then in to the glow worm cave. Would defiantly recommend.

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

Hi Leigh. Thanks for kind words! I know JJ enjoyed taking you on this really fun adventure, and it's excellent to hear that you had such a fabulous time. Hope to see you again soon! - Wild West Team - More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

We had a fabulous time. Unfortunately our zip line part was cancelled bhwecause the minimum they could run it with was four people, the advantage being that it was just us and the tour guide! Walking through the forest was beautiful, tubing was great fun, the glow worms were awesome and we got to have a hot chocolate while we... More 

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

Hi Katrina. We're sorry we weren't able to take you zip-lining on this occasion, but are really pleased you thoroughly enjoyed the personal tour we were able to take you on. We do try to give it that personal touch and ensure everyone has a great time. Thanks for the great review. - Wild West Team - More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Good place, good value for the price, hope to be there agin. The worms cave amazing and you get good surprise

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

Shhh! Don't give away the surprise. ;) Really glad you had a great time, and we agree, our little glowing friends in the cave are pretty amazing! Look forward to seeing you again! - Wild West Team - More 

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